The Carl Faust Foundation has had an agreement with the University of Girona since 2017, under which it incorporates the Marimurtra Botanical Garden library collection as a special collection. Other actions related to this agreement have to do with the maintenance of the catalog and the public consultation of the works contained in Marimurtra, which currently exceed the more than 1500 works dedicated to environmental sciences, ecology, plant conservation, the garden design and landscape architecture, horticulture, floriculture and flora from around the world, especially from the Mediterranean area. This library wants to support research and documentation on the different botanical collections in the garden, as well as the different researchers who stay in Marimurtra. The fund is divided into two parts. On the one hand, the so-called ‘historical background’ which contains works from before 1952, the year of Faust’s death. In other words, it contains the works acquired by the founder of the Marimurtra Botanical Garden. The rest of the collection, or ‘modern collection’, contains works from 1952 to the present day, and its contents are all those scientific books acquired by the successive people in charge of the Foundation after Faust.
The agreement was in force for four years and was renewed in 2021.
More information about the Library and Archive of the Carl Faust Foundation at this link: https://marimurtra.cat/en/biblioteca-carl-faust/