There is an extensive collection of books, numbering about 400, available in the CSSA library. These books can be borrowed by paid-up members only. Borrowing rules are stated below.

Click to view the book list order*.

The CSSA Inc. Library Lending Rules (Members Only)


*Members need to be wearing their Membership card to be able to borrow.

*Maximum number of Lending books to be borrowed at any one time is THREE.

*You cannot borrow any further books until those on loan are returned.

*Maximum borrowing period is TWO months; after that period you will be contacted to remind you to return book(s).

*Books must be signed out and in.

*If a book is lost, the onus is on the borrower to replace the book or cover the cost of its replacement.

*The Committee may at its sole discretion refuse to lend any book to any member.


*Maximum number of Reference books to be borrowed at any one time is TWO.

*A deposit of $20, or up to $50 for the more expensive books, is to be paid to the Librarian at the time of borrowing the book, refunded when the book is returned.

*Reference books require notice to be given to the Librarian as to which books you wish to borrow, so that the Librarian can bring them to the next meeting. This notice should be by phone or email or in person the meeting before.

Noelene Tomlinson, Librarian for The CSSA Inc.

Ph. 9889 5237 or email: tomlinsonfamily@bigpond.com

Useful Links

The Society has assembled a list of links useful to Members and other enthusiasts. These include the official sites of our sister Societies, sellers of plants and other key supplies, and online sources of information.

Australian Societies

Open Gardens Scheme
Australia’s Open Garden Scheme is a non-profit organisation that began in Victoria in 1987.
Our aim is to promote the knowledge and pleasure of gardens and gardening across Australia.
We do this by opening Australia’s most inspiring private gardens

Gold Coast Succulent & Bromeliad Society Inc

Cactus & Succulent Society of South Australia Inc

Cactus & Succulent Society ACT

Cactus & Succulent Society of Ballarat

Cactus & Succulent Society of Western Australia Inc

Cactus & Succulent Society of QLD

Cactus & Succulent Society of NSW

Bromeliad Society of Australia, Inc. (NSW)

Bromeliad Society of QLD

International Societies

Cactus & Succulent Society of New Zealand

Cactus Mall
Highly recommended international website which has links to most English and non English speaking societies, cactus websites, books and related plant topics.

Central Arizona Cactus & Succulent Society

British Cactus & Succulent Society

The Cactus & Succulent Society of America

Our CSSA Sellers

Australian Succulents
Australian succulent plants, books, and seeds

Mail order plants (wide range of cacti and succulents)

Cactus Country
Nursery and huge outdoor display garden

Collectors Corner
Very large wholesale & retail nursery

Roraima Plant Nursery
Specialising in unusual, exotic, drought-tolerant and architectural plants

Succulents Australia
Mail order succulents only

Interstate Society Sellers

Andoran Succulent Nursery
Mail order succulents only

Hamiltons World of Cactus
Large retail and wholesale nursery

Mail order seedlings (wide range of cacti and succulents). Contact Lester Meyers, 44 Wamboin St, Gilgandra, NSW 2827 Ph (AH only): 02 6847 0566

Paul Forster
Mail order succulents (wide range of succulents)

Terry Tierney
Mail order, specialises in Astrophytum & caudiciforms

Adam’s Jungle Cacti
Run by Robert Funnell (Brisbane) Private information and mail order site specializing in Rhipsalis, Lepsimium, Epicacti etc.