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The GSAS library has a new online destination. I hope that all our members take advantage of this amazing resource. The library has an astonishing number of gems available to you for free. So maximize your membership benefits and start reserving your books now!

Online Library Access

Amit Bapat, GSAS librarian

  1. Visit the GSAS library website (or browse the simple list below)
  2. Browse through our comprehensive collection. Send me feedback, suggestions, comments or critiques.
  3. If you would like to see new books added to the Books wanted list, send me the amazon link and why would you like to add it to the list.
  4. Members wanting to place holds on books (online and by themselves) will only be able to do so with a username and password. Request one by emailing me OFFLIST (amit dot s dot bapat at gmail dot com ):
    1. your membership id
    2. membership expiration date
    3. first and last name
    4. phone number
    5. email address
    6. status: Board or Member
  5. All new books are open to members to checkout. You need to have a username and password in order to reserve online.
  6. New Inventory will be announced via airstone as and when available.

Updated Library Rules

The GSAS library cart

  1. Book/Magazine checkouts will be done on a first-come-first serve basis. Online holds takes precedence over in-person holds.
  2. Members without internet access requesting to place holds on checkout books can meet in person during meetings. I will assist them in placing the hold online.
  3. New books/magazines have a checkout time of 7 days only. Members can checkout a maximum of 2 new books/magazines per session. (subject to change)
  4. If new books/magazines are collected on a meeting day then drop off will be at 158 - 22nd Avenue, Seattle WA 98122. If new books are collected on a non-meeting day, pickup and drop off will be at 158 - 22nd Avenue, 98122. An email for pickup confirmation will be sent by me to the member prior to pickup date. During checkout please have your membership id ready. (subject to change)
  5. All other books and magazines have a checkout time of 30 days. Members can checkout a maximum no. of 5 books/magazines per session. During checkout please have your membership id ready. (subject to change)
  6. The library is open for holds 24x7. Members, without internet access can place holds and checkout books in-person during meetings. The library chair will assist the members with their respective tasks.
  7. In case of an online hold, and a no show for a meeting day, the book will be reserved for the first 30 mins and then be opened for checkouts to other present members. No exceptions.

Please feel free to shoot me any questions. Happy reading~

Regards,
Amit Bapat, GSAS Librarian

Partial Library Inventory List

Here is a relatively-recent list of books, magazines and videos in our library (last updated April 27 2017):

AuthorTitle
McLarney, William O.The freshwater aquaculture book: a handbook for small scale fish culture in North America
Aquarium Bible No. 2: Garden Aquarium
Christian, MatthewAquarium style: imaginative ideas for creating dream homes for fish
Kjell FohrmanBack to Nature Aquarium Guide
Kjell Fohrman, Ad KoningsBack to Nature: Aquariumguide
R.F.O" ConnellThe Freshwater Aquarium: The complete tropical fishkeeping guide
Satoshi Yoshino, Doshin KobayashiThe natural aquarium: how to imitate nature in your home
Stadelmann, PeterAdventure aquarium: creating and observing
Sterba, GntherDr. Sterba's aquarium handbook
Vierke, Jr̲geVierke's aquarium book: the way the Germans do it
James, BarryA fishkeeper's guide to aquarium plants
Kasselmann, ChristelAquarium plants
Kasselmann, ChristelPlanted aquariums: creation and maintenance
Rataj, Karel and Thomas J. HoremanAquarium plants: their identification, cultivation and ecology
Scheurmann, InesAquarium plants manual: expert advice on selection, planting, care, and propagation
Scheurmann, InesAquarium plants manual: expert advice on selection, planting, care, and propagation
Dr. William T. InnesExotic Aquarium Fishes, 19th Edition Revised: The Innes Book
Innes, William T.Exotic aquarium fishes
Mills, DickYou & your aquarium
Vevers, GwynneThe pocket guide to aquarium fishes
William T. InnesEXOTIC AQUARIUM FISHES
Hiscock, Peter.Aquarium plants
Andrews, ChrisHobbyist guide to the natural aquarium
Andrews, ChrisHobbyist guide to the natural aquarium
Sandford, GinaAquarium Owner's Manual
Takashi AmanoNature Aquarium World Book 2: Learn how to make your aquarium a work of art and a part of your home. The world's most beautiful small-to-medium-size aquariums are illustrated inside in full color and enhanced with Foto-Glaze
Takashi AmanoNature Aquarium World Book 3: Learn how to make your aquarium a work of art and a part of your home. The world'd most beautiful medium-to-large-size aquariums are illustrated inside in full color and enhanced with Foto-Glaze
Walstad, Diana L.Ecology of the planted aquarium: a practical manual and scientific treatise for the home aquarist
Elson, GaryThe barbs aquarium: everything about natural history, purchase, health, care, breeding, and species identification
Elson, GaryThe barbs aquarium: everything about natural history, purchase, health, care, breeding, and species identification
Maurus, WaltA complete introduction to bettas
Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod, Susan R. ShawBreeding Aquarium Fishes
Julius Nachsteht, Hans TuscheBreeding aquarium fishes: Practical hints on the care and propagation of popular aquarium fishes
D'Amato, PeterThe savage garden: cultivating carnivorous plants
Burgess, WarrenAn atlas of freshwater and marine catfishes: a preliminary survey of the Siluriformes
Dr. Warren E. BurgessCorydoras and related catifish: A complete introduction
Ferraris, CarlCatfish in the aquarium: an introduction to catfish keeping and the diversity of catfish forms and behavior
Gian PadovaniThe Catfish
Sands, DavidA Fishkeeper's Guide to African & Asian Catfishes: A Detailed Exploration of These Intriguing and Highly Collectable Fishes, Featuring 50 Species
David SandsA Fishkeeper's guide to African & Asian Catfishes
VariousHobbyist Guide to Catfish and Loaches: The Bottom Dwellers
Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss GeiselOne Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish: (I Can Read It All by Myself)
Ad KoningsBack To Nature: Guide to Tanganyika Cichlids
Ad KoningsBack to Nature: Malawi Cichlids (Revised & Expanded Edition)
Ad KoningsBack to Nature: Malawi Cichlids (Revised & Expanded Edition)
Ad KoningsEnjoying Cichlids
Ad KoningsMalawi Cichlids in their natural habitat
Ad KoningsTanganyika Cichlids
Ad KoningsTropheus in their natural habitat (Tanganyika Cichlids)
Andreas SpreinatLake Malawi Cichlids from Tanzania
Axelrod, Herbert R.African cichlids of Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika 11th Edition
Barlow, George W.The cichlid fishes
Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod, Dr. Warren E. BurgessAfrican Cichlids of Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika
Dr. Wolfgang Staeck, Horst LinkeAfrican Cichlids II: Cichlids from Eastern Africa: A Handbook for Their Identification, Care and Breeding
Fryer, GeoffreyThe cichlid fishes of the great lakes of Africa: their biology and evolution
Hans J. Maryland, Dieter BorkSouth American Dwarf Cichlids: Apistogramma, Crenicara, Microgeophagus
Horst Linke and Wolfgang StaeckAfrican Cichlids I - Cichlids of West Africa: A Handbook for their Identification, Maintenance and Breeding
Horst Linke and Wolfgang StaeckAfrican Cichlids I - Cichlids of West Africa: A Handbook for their Identification, Maintenance and Breeding
Horst Linke, Dr. Wolfgang StaeckAfrican Cichlids I: Cichlids from West Africa
Host Linke, Dr. Wolfgang StaeckAmerican Cichlids I: Dwarf Cichlids
Linke, HorstAmerican cichlids: a handbook for their identification, care, and breeding
Linke, HorstAmerican cichlids: a handbook for their identification, care, and breeding
Loiselle, Paul V.The cichlid aquarium
Loiselle, Paul V.The Cichlid aquarium
Richter, Hans-JoachimComplete book of dwarf cichlids
Robert J. Goldstein, Ph.DCichlids
Sands, DavidA fishkeeper's guide to Central Ameican cichlids: a detailed survey of this colourful and challenging group of freshwater tropical fishes
The Cichlid Diversity of Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa: Identification, Distribution and TaxonomyThe Cichlid Diversity of Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa
Vierke, Jr̲gDwarf cichlids
Vierke, Jr̲gDwarf cichlids
Zurlo, GeorgCichlids: everything about purchase, care, nutrition, reproduction, and behavior
Hans A. BaenschCichlid Atlas: Vol. 1 Dwarf Cihclids of South America
Ad KoningsBack to Nature Guide to Malawi Cichlids
Dr Wayne S LeibelA Fishkeeper's Guide to South American Cichlids
Ad KoningsBack to Nature guide to Tanganyika Cichlids
The Discus: King of the Aquarium
Art HayleyBaby discus: With an emphasis on artificial feeding
Bernd DegenDiscus (AquaGuide): How to look after these majestic and fascinating fish
Degen, BerndDiscus, how to breed them
Degen, BerndDiscus: a reference book
Dick Au, Sun See Seng, Francesco DenittoTrophy Discus: The art of selecting, grooming, and showing discus
Jack WattleyHandbook of discus
Jack WattleyHandbook of discus
Untergasser, DieterDiscus health: selection, care, diet, diseases & treatments for discus, angelfish, and other cichlids
Wattley, JackDiscus for the perfectionist
Goldstein, Robert J.Diseases of aquarium fishes
Tom BaughA Net Full of Natives: some north american fishes
Zupanc, Gnther K. H.Fish and their behavior: how fishes live, specially written for aquarists
Zupanc, Gnther K. H.Fish and their behavior: how fishes live, specially written for aquarists
Untergasser, DieterHandbook of fish diseases
Carrington, NevilleA fishkeeper's guide to maintaining a healthy aquarium: essential advice on all aspects of aquarium care
Zupanc, Gu˜nther K. H.Fish and their behavior
Reebs, Stephan.Fish behavior in the aquarium and in the wild
Andrews, ChrisA fishkeeper's guide to fish breeding: comprehensive advice on breeding and rearing a wide selection of popular aquarium fishes
Hemdal, Jay F.Aquarium fish breeding: Jay F. Hemdal ; drawings by Michele Earle-Bridges and the author
Herbert R. AxelrodBreeding Aquarium Fishes, Book 6
Mills, DickA fishkeeper's guide to the tropical aquarium: a superbly illustrated practical guide to all aspects of setting up a freshwater tropical aquarium
Mills, DickA fishkeeper's guide to the tropical aquarium: a superbly illustrated practical guide to all aspects of setting up a freshwater tropical aquarium
Jim AtchinsonFood Cultures for Dummies: Instructions for Culturing Live Moods
Wickham, MikeThe complete idiot's guide to freshwater aquariums
Riehl, RdigerAquarium atlas
Simon and Schuster's complete guide to freshwater and marine aquarium fishes
Levine, Joseph S.The complete fishkeeper: everything aquarium fishes need to stay happy, healthy, and alive
De Vosjoli, PhilippeCare and breeding of popular tree frogs
Ralf HeselhausPoison-Arrow Frogs: Their Natural History and Care In Captivity
Dr. J. SchröderGenetics for Aquarists
Axelrod, Herbert R.Goldfish & Koi in your home
George Frangopulo Hervey, Jack HemsThe Goldfish
Geran, JamesThe proper care of goldfish
Li, ZhenChinese goldfish
Li, ZhenChinese goldfish
Matsui, YoshiichiGoldfish guide
Matsui, YoshiichiGoldfish guide
Ostrow, MarshallGoldfish: everything about aquariums, varieties, care, nutrition, diseases, and breeding
Ostrow, Marshall E.Goldfish: everything about aquariums, varieties, care, nutrition, diseases, diseases, and more
Pňzes, BethenGoldfish and ornamental carp
Roberts, JosephGoldfish
Philip ShaddockGuppy Color Strains
Philip ShaddockThe Theory and Practice of Guppy Breeding
Petrovicky, IvanAquarium fish of the world
Rataj, KAquarium fishes and plants
Hellner, SteffenKillifish: egg-laying tooth-carps : purchase, care, feeding, diseases, behavior : special chapter, breeding killifish
Hellner, SteffenKillifish: egg-laying tooth-carps : purchase, care, feeding, diseases, behavior : special chapter, breeding killifish
Wildekamp, Rudolf H.A world of killies: atlas of the oviparous cyprinodontiform fishes of the world
Axelrod, Herbert R., DrKoi Varieties: Japanese colored carp-nishikigoi
Blasiola, George C.Koi: everything about selection, care, nutrition, diseases, breeding, pond design and maintenance, and popular aquatic plants
Peter WaddingtonKoi Kichi
Sandford, Gina., Richard CrowThe manual of tank busters
Willy JocherLive Foods for the Aquarium and Terrarium
Axelrod, Herbert R.Swordtails and platies
Dawes, JohnLivebearing fishes: a guide to their aquarium care, biology and classification
Dawes, JohnLivebearing fishes: a guide to their aquarium care, biology and classification
Scott, Peter W.A Fishkeeper's guide to Livebearing fishes
Wischnath, LotharAtlas of livebearers of the world
Dr. David Pool, Dr. Paul V. LoiselleHobbyist Guide to Catfish and Loaches
Moe, Martin A.Lobsters: Florida, Bahamas, the Caribbean
Allen, Gerald R.Damselfishes of the world
Burgess, WarrenCorals
Burgess, WarrenDr. Burgess's atlas of marine aquarium fishes
Campbell, GailSalt-water tropical fish in your home
David E. BoruchowitzStarting Your Marine Aquarium
Gerald R. AllenThe Anemonefishes: Their Classification and Biology
Haywood, MartynThe manual of Marine invertebrates
Mills, DickGuide To Marine Fishes
Moe, Martin A.The marine aquarium handbook: beginner to breeder
Moe, Martin A.The marine aquarium handbook: beginner to breeder
Moe, Martin A.The marine aquarium reference: systems and invertebrates
Skomal, GregoryClownfishes in the aquarium
Thiel, Albert J.Small reef aquarium basics: the optimum aquarium for the reef hobbyist
U. Erich FrieseSea Anemones
U. Erich FrieseSea Anemones...As a Hobby: Everything you need to know to get started
Moe, Martin A.The marine aquarium reference
Myers, George SpragueThe piranha book: an account of the ill-famed piranha fishes of the rivers of tropical South America
Myers, George SpragueThe piranha book: an account of the ill-famed piranha fishes of the rivers of tropical South America
Gerhard BrunnerAquarium Plants
Scheurmann, InesAquarium plants manual
Weise, Carolyn J.ABC's of ponds
Alderton, DavidEncyclopedia of aquarium & pond fish
Harro HieronimusAqualog Special - Breathtaking Rainbows
Oliver LucanusThe Amazon below water
Lowenfels, JeffTeaming with microbes: the organic gardener's guide to the soil food web
Willy JocherSpawning Problem Fishes, book II
Zimmermann, ElkeReptiles and amphibians: care, behavior, reproduction
Tropical Fish: The Rising Generation: Breeding tropical fish the natural way
Back To Nature: Dick Au
GSAS Lecture Archive Volume 1
GSAS Lecture Archive Volume 10
GSAS Lecture Archive Volume 11
GSAS Lecture Archive Volume 12
GSAS Lecture Archive Volume 13
GSAS Lecture Archive Volume 14
GSAS Lecture Archive Volume 2
GSAS Lecture Archive Volume 3
GSAS Lecture Archive Volume 4
GSAS Lecture Archive Volume 5
GSAS Lecture Archive Volume 6
GSAS Lecture Archive Volume 7
GSAS Lecture Archive Volume 8
GSAS Lecture Archive Volume 9
Journal of the Aquatic Gardeners Association, Inc.
Journal of the Aquatic Gardeners Association, Inc.
Journal of the Aquatic Gardeners Association, Inc.
Journal of the Aquatic Gardeners Association, Inc.
Journal of the Aquatic Gardeners Association, Inc.
Journal of the Aquatic Gardeners Association, Inc.
Buntbarsche Bulletin- The Journal of the American Cichlid Association
Buntbarsche Bulletin- The Journal of the American Cichlid Association
Buntbarsche Bulletin- The journal of the American Cichlid Association
Buntbarsche Bulletin- The Journal of the American Cichlid Association
Buntbarsche Bulletin- The Journal of the American Cichlid Association
Aquarium Fish International
Aquarium Fish International
Aquarium Fish International
Amazonas-Freshwater & Tropical Discovery
Amazonas-Freshwater & Tropical Discovery
Amazonas-Freshwater & Tropical Discovery
Amazonas-Freshwater & Tropical Discovery
17th Annual Koi Show
Iwagumi 3: 2009 Concept Book (Minimalist Aquarium Movement)
American Currents
American Currents
American Currents
Reef Life: Dedicated to the Natural History and Care of Marine Organisms
Tropical Fish Hobbyist
Tropical Fish Hobbyist
Tropical Fish Hobbyist
Tropical Fish Hobbyist
Tropical Fish Hobbyist