Located at Monell, the Morley R. Kare library contains approximately 1,000 books and journals and is among the world’s largest collections focused on the topic of chemosensory science. Many of the books are rare and found in only a few libraries worldwide.
The collection contains books which either were purchased by Monell or donated, including those from the library of the late Morley R. Kare, the Center’s founder and first director. Monell alumni, including Dr. Harry Lawless, have donated their valuable collections, which include many rare books on the chemical senses. The Society of Flavor Chemists library, which contains about 500 books, is also housed in the collection.
For information on the Society of Flavor Chemists library, click here.