Books and journals

All aspects of the geosciences are represented in the library’s book collection of approximately 100 00 items. Acquisitions from 1980 can be searched in the library catalogue

BGS publications

The Library holds a comprehensive collection of all BGS publications, details of which can be found in the library catalogue. Copies of all memoirs, sheet explanations and sheet descriptions, internal reports, and staff papers are held by the Keyworth library.


The largest collection in the Library is the journal collection. This consists of approximately 12 000 serial titles of which 700 are current. Some of these are purchased, but many are received as gifts or as part of exchange agreements with geological surveys throughout the world. Please check the library catalogue for holdings.