Library Services

The Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) has perhaps the most complete and useful forestry library in South Africa. The library collection comprises key forestry journals, books, ‘grey literature’ reports, pamphlets and other documents (> 20 000) relevant to the forestry sector, including the many ICFR bulletins, technical notes and other reports. This resource is invaluable to any researcher or practicing forester.

The library is open every morning, 08h00 to 13h00, Monday to Friday.  Library users are welcome to view the collection in the library and although paper copy is not available on loan, the library has scanning and photocopy facilities (attracting a page charge) and where available an electronic format can be supplied.

If you wish to make use of this outstanding facility, please download and email the completed application form to

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Library Application Form: Download PDF


Open access internal reports:
ICFR Annual Research Reports
ICFR Sirex Documents
FESA Documents
Library Collection (available on application):
ICFR Research Documents: Bulletins, Technical Notes, Innovations, Handbooks, Field Guides
ICFR peer-reviewed scientific journal papers
Book collection
Journal collection
Forestry pamphlet collection