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NHBS understands how important the rapid supply of high quality research equipment and books are for researchers and lecturers, and is proud to support conservation professionals globally. Our team includes former academics and librarians which gives us valuable first-hand experience of our customers’ needs and priorities.

We can:

  • Source any in-print natural science books, from single species monographs to text books and field ID guides. Our catalogue currently includes 130,000 books.
  • Source most ecological survey, laboratory and teaching equipment – we currently offer almost 5000 items and are continuously adding new products.
  • If you can’t find what you want, we have a well-equipped work shop and are happy to help you design and build the survey equipment you need.

When you order from NHBS, you will take advantage of a great range of benefits. Including:

Specialist Advice and Support

  • We have ecologists and former researchers on our team and each have first-hand experience with many of the items that we sell. Whatever you need to know about our products, we are sure to be able to find the answer for you, and we’ll work hard to ensure that you get the best equipment for your project.
  • The range of books available on our website is second-to-none, and our dedicated research team are proficient at tracking down hard-to-find titles. If you are looking for a book that’s not in our catalogue, let us know the details and we will send you a quotation.
  • As manufacturers of survey equipment, we can also work with you to design your own tools.

Huge Stocked Product Range

  • As well as providing the world’s largest range of biology and ecology books, we also stock a huge selection of environmental survey tools. This makes us the perfect one-stop shop for students, researchers and academic staff.
  • We spend lots of time researching and cataloguing new products and aim to keep on top of all the latest technology. So, whether you’re researching tropical bats or surveying marine plankton, you can be sure that we’ve got something for you.

Exceptional Customer Service

  • With ecologists and librarians on our team, we’re able to provide expert advice. Plus, our fully trained customer services staff are always on hand to make sure that ordering is as quick and painless as possible.
  • Problems are rare, but when they do occur our friendly staff work hard to make sure that they are resolved with the minimum of inconvenience or fuss.
  • NHBS works with thousands of specialist suppliers around the world and we are constantly adding new products to our range. If you are looking for a book or piece of equipment that’s not on our website, let us know the details and we will do our best to get hold of it for you.

Easy Ordering

  • Orders can be placed online, over the phone, or by sending us an email with the items that you wish to purchase.
  • For orders placed by your institution using a purchase order, we can provide 30-day credit terms. Make sure that your purchase order includes billing and delivery addresses and a unique reference number. This will be quoted on your order acknowledgement and invoice.
  • We deliver worldwide and offer a choice of standard or express delivery options.

Flexible Payments

  • We can invoice in UK Pounds, US Dollars or Euros and have bank accounts in all three currencies to support our customers around the world. Please let us know your currency preference when placing your first order.
  • As well as flexibility in currency, NHBS are happy to accept payment by the method that suits you best, including credit card, bank transfer or cheque.
  • We can provide a quote or proforma invoice for any items you request. We also offer 30-day credit terms when your institution buys from us using a purchase order.

Bespoke Equipment Design

  • NHBS specialises in manufacturing tools for entomology as well as freshwater and marine survey. All of these are produced from high quality materials at our workshop in Devon. Our products are made to an exceptional standard, and are designed to last for many years.
  • Sometimes, survey methods require tools that aren’t readily available off-the-shelf. At NHBS we are happy to work with you to design and manufacture bespoke items to your specifications. To chat about a bespoke project, contact our engineer Thomas Hamilton-Koch (thomashk@nhbs.com).

For equipment queries email

Hannah Foster at:

academic.services@nhbs.com

For book queries email

Dr. Leon Vlieger at:

cataloguing@nhbs.com

For general queries phone

+44 (0) 1803 865913
VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194