The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum library is a specialized library primarily focused on the study of mollusks. We have an extensive collection of scientific and popular books, scientific journals, and shell-club newsletters from around the world. Most of the holdings in our library are available for interlibrary loans through the Southwest Florida Library Network (SWFLN) system. Your local librarian can assist you with finding and borrowing the books you need using the appropriate tools.
Our library catalog is available online through the Sanibel Public Library. To locate our holdings:
- Select the catalog link below to go to the Sanibel Public Library
- Perform a keyword, author or title search
- Select the "Limit this search" link
- Using the pull-down menu next to "Where this item is located", select the "Shell Museum"
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum greatly appreciates the Sanibel Public Library for hosting the museum's library holdings online.