ACORN (Arboretum COllections & Resources Nexus) provides online access to the special collections of the Sterling Morton Library. New resources are added to the system on a regular basis as a part of our ongoing cataloguing and digitization efforts.

About the Sterling Morton Library

The Sterling Morton Library supports the work and mission of The Morton Arboretum. Devoted mainly to the literature of botany and horticulture, especially as it relates to trees and shrubs that can be grown in northern Illinois, the collections of this special library are a unique resource in the Chicago area. Open to all, the Library and its collections present scholarly and general interest information resources about plants.

Rights and Reproductions

The Sterling Morton Library is committed to providing visitors and researchers with access to our many collections. While materials may be viewed on site or online, permission to access materials does not entitle a researcher to publish them. The Sterling Morton Library houses items created by individuals who may have retained the copyright for their work. As a researcher, you are responsible for determining the copyright status of an individual work and securing permissions from the copyright holder to create reproductions or otherwise disseminate the work. The Sterling Morton Library does not guarantee the copyright status of any materials not owned by the Library.

For more information or to request access to specific materials, please fill out the Image Use Request Form.