Library services

BGS LibraryThe BGS Library at sites, at Keyworth and Edinburgh, holds reference literature and documents to support bibliographical services both to staff (at home and overseas) and to members of the public.

The British Geological Survey Library is part of the NERC Library Service

BGS Library About the Library

Opening hours and contact details
Maps and directions
Charges
Visiting the Library
Tours

Please note BGS Edinburgh Library will be closed to visitors for the morning of 10th April 2014.

Keyboard and mouse

Search the catalogue
NERC Library Service portal  integrated search of catalogue, e-resources and NERC Open Research Archive
ENVIROLIB

Library downloads

About the BGS Library

Over the last 175 years the British Geological Survey Library has grown and developed into one of the world's major earth science libraries.

We have extensive collections of books, maps, journals and BGS publications. We also hold special collections of British geological photographs and archive material, chiefly the historical archives of the BGS.

Published material is acquired by exchange with overseas surveys and institutes as well as by purchase. In the past our collections have been enhanced by the incorporation of other collections such as the extensive holdings of the former Overseas Geological Surveys.