620  Library services

These are some specialist library services in addition to your local libraries.


Barbour Index

Tel 01344 884121 Fax 01344 884845
Health and Safety Services, New Lodge, Drift Road, WINDSOR, Berks SL4 4RQ

Provides full text desktop libraries, covering environmental management, water quality, hazardous chemicals, and health and safety. These give access to legislative and guidance documents which are updated at least six times a year.


Alphabetical list of organisations


British Library Environmental Information Service
Tel 0207 323 7955 Fax 0207 323 7954
25 Southampton Buildings, Holborn, LONDON WC2A 1AW

Free 'quick enquiry' service by phone, fax or personal visit provides names, addresses, product suppliers and literature reference checks accessing all British Library collections. Detailed research of over 100 databases is also available, normally costing £50-£100.


Central Resources Library

Tel 01707 281530 Fax 01707 281514
New Barnfield, Travellers Lane, HATFIELD, Hertfordshire AL10 8XG

Reference and business services library serving Hertfordshire. Offers on-line searching and CD ROM searching, Company Houses searches, etc.


Central Science Laboratory
Tel 01904 462000 Fax 01904 462111
Sand Hutton, YORK YO4 1LZ

MAFF executive agency. Provides scientific services including training, technical advice and support, and research and development to meet statutory and policy objectives on: food supply; safety; pesticide safety including residues in food; control of pests and diseases in crops and stored foods; wildlife management; impact of food production on ther environment and the consumer.


Environmental Information Service

Tel 01603 871048 Fax 01603 871048
Po Box 197, Cawston, NORWICH, Norfolk NR10 4BH

Information on UK and worldwide environmental bodies. Database of 10,000 organisations contains an environmental employment register and environmental goodwill initiatives.


Waste Management Information Bureau

Tel 01235 463 162 Fax 01235 463004
NETCen, Culham, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3DB

Fascinating library on all aspects of waste management and recycling. The referral centre for waste management issues for consultants, researchers, businesses, students and householders. Produce the WasteInfo database and run a library service on all aspects of waste management apart from nuclear waste. Prior arrangements must be made to visit.