The Louis-Marie Herbarium collection is open to university and college researchers and students, as well as to professionals and amateurs who wish to identify specimens, study the taxonomy and systematics of particular groups, gather information regarding the geographic distributionof taxa, or sample small amounts of plant material for genomic studies.
The Herbarium’s resources are available to members of the university community for teaching and research purposes, as well as to researchers at other institutions around the world. Each year thousands of specimens are expedited to other herbariums. Likewise, the Louis-Marie Herbarium borrows thousands of specimens to the benefit of its researchers. The use of voucher specimens is conducted according to the usual standards in order to ensure the perennity and integrity of the specimens.
The Louis-Marie Herbarium provides a specimen exchange service with other institutions. Priority is given to the exchange of vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens from the boreal, subarctic and arctic regions. For more information, please contact the curator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Herbarium offers an identification service for botanical specimens. Due to high demand, the identification of specimens is done for a fee. Any request involving a large quantity of specimens to be identified may be subject to a specific contractual agreement. For more information, please contact the curator (email@example.com).
The Herbarium has a library of few thousand books on the subject of Québec, Canada, North America and Europe flora.
Works on plant taxonomy, systematics, ecology and horticulture are the most common. In addition, the library has several documents dealing with mycology, bryology and lichenology.
The titles located at Herbier Louis-Marie Herbarium library are catalogued in the Laval University Library database (SOFIA).