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The Bashford Dean Memorial Library is a major ichthyological library that is jointly maintained by the AMNH Library and the Department of Ichthyology. The library is particularly strong in early ichthyological works and is a tremendous resource for both books and reprints. The library includes the personal collections of many previous curators (most notably its namesake Bashford Dean and Donn Rosen), and it has special funds to continue the procurement of books to augment the collection. Additionally, the library maintains a reprint collection for systematic ichthyological works, so reprints from our colleagues for the library are always welcome, particularly if they include AMNH specimens or data.