We have a good selection of specialised books on fungi which members can borrow without charge. Please see our current selection below.
Books that are best used with a microscope
Funga Nordica The most complete and up to date volume covering most of the genera of larger fungi excluding ascomycetes. No photos but line drawings of microscopic features
Microfungi on Land Plants The ’bible’ for those seeking to identify the myriads of inconspicuous species that are found on living plants and dead plants. No photos but line drawings of microscopic features
The genus Agaricus in Britain
The Genus Amanita in Britain
The Genus Russula in Britain
The above four texts are by Geoffrey Kibby and include excellent photos and keys to groups and species.
Collins Complete Field Guide to British Mushrooms and Toadstools (Sterry And Hughes, 2009)
Field Guide to Mushrooms of Britain and Europe (Grunert, Ed, Reid 95)
Encyclopedia of Fungi (Keizer, 97)
Encyclopedia of Fungi (Jordan)
Mushrooms and Toadstools (Phillips, 1st Edition)
Mushrooms and Toadstools (Phillips, 2nd Edition)
Mushrooms and Toadstools (Duhem & Cortecuisse)
More generalised books about fungi
Mushrooms and Toadstools (Ramsbottom, 89)
Mushroom Magic (Jordan, 89)
Fungi (Watling, 03)
Field Mycology. Published quarterly, we have subscribed from 2015 onwards.
How to borrow books
Email your request to me (David Farley) or use the contact form before any foray. There is no time limit on how long you can borrow books or journals but in order to return the book you’ll need to bring it along to a foray or be prepared to post it if it is requested by another member. To be fair to everyone, I suggest that books are not borrowed for longer than 3 months in any case.