Whether you are a clinician, researcher or educator, having good references at hand is not only important, it is essential. The herbal literature is vast, and no one is able to store and retain all of this data by memory alone. The Internet has made research easier, but many books or articles are only available as a citation or abstract, neither of which is very useful. This brings us back to the need for a well thought out library, one that is cost effective, covers the basic areas of knowledge and helps us to be more effective herbalists. In this class we will do just that, learn how to build your library without spending a fortune or all your time searching for obscure material.