The Library of Tri-State Grotto

The Tri-State Grotto maintains a library of cave related books, periodicals, and multimedia materials. The holdings are listed below. The items are generally stored at the librarian's home and are available for use by members in good standing. Typically items can be checked out and kept for a month. Certain items of rare nature are not to be checked out, however they can be viewed during a meeting. In addition to the Grotto holdings many members have extensive personal libraries. If you are looking for something just ask. The Current listing includes:

A Guide to Eastern Tennessee Caves, Eastern Tenn. Grotto of the NSS
Amazing Bats, Alfred A Knopf
American Neighborhood Bats, Merlin Tuttle
Appalachian Karst, Appalachian Karst Symposium
Bats of the World, Gary L. Graham
Caverns of West Virginia, Williams Davies

West Virginia Association for Cave Studies

Bulletin #5: Caves of North Central West Virginia, Ray Garton, Mary Ellen Garton
Bulletin #8: Caves of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, Robert Gulden, Mark Johnsson Bulletin #9: Caves of the Organ Cave Plateau, Paul J. Stevens, 1988
Bulletin #10: Caves Karst Hydrology of Southern Pocohontas Co. the Upper Spring Creek Valley, Gam, D. Storrick
Bulletin: The Caves Karst of the Buckeye Creek Basin, George R. Dasher William M. Balfour, 1994
Bulletin #13: Caves and Karst of Randolph Co., Douglas M. Medville Hazel E. MedviIle, 1995 Monograph Series #I: Caves of the Richlands Area of Greenbriar Co, West Virginia Ashbrook

Charting the Splendors of Lecheguilla, Tim Cahill, National Geographic, March 1991

Depths of the Earth, Caves and Cavers of the US, William Halliday MD
Jones Quarry, Clint Hogbin, Tri-State Grotto
On Rope, North American Vertical Rope Techniques, Allen Padgett Bruce Smith, National Speleological Society, 1987
Origin of Caves Karst in the Shenandoah Valley, Field trip guide book 1995 Convention, National Speleological Society,1995
SpeleoDigest(s) (A collection of the best of the grotto newsletters) Published by The National Speleological Society: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1995.
The Underground Atlas, A Gazetteer of the Worlds Cave Regions, John Middleton, Tony Waltham, St. Martin's Press, 1986
Underground in the Appalachians, 1995 Convention Guidebook, Carol Zokaites, Editor, National Speleological Society, 1995