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 thanks to extensive support from the Sanibel Public Library.Access the link to the Sanibel Public Library Catalog to search the Shell Museum Library.
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum greatly appreciates the Sanibel Public Library for hosting the Margaret Thorsen Library holdings online.