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This service is available to Fellows of the Geological Society resident in the UK and Republic of Ireland, as well as to employees of Corporate Affiliates, who may borrow material via their company libraries / information centres. Most books, serials (bound and individual parts) and maps are available for loan.

Postal Loans

Items can be sent by post anywhere in the UK and Republic of Ireland. We use Royal Mail and Fellows and Corporate Affiliate companies can choose to have items posted by First Class or Special Delivery (there are some items which must be sent Special Delivery).

Email the Library to request items by post, or call +44 (0)20 7432 0999

Loan entitlements

Fellows: up to 6 books/serials and 6 maps
Candidate Fellows: up to 3 books/serials and 3 maps
Corporate Affiliates: up to 12 books/serials and 12 maps


The loan period is 4 weeks. Loans can be renewed for an unlimited number of 4 week periods provided they are not required by another reader.

You can renew your loans online via your Library Catalogue Account using your Fellowship number/Reader code and PIN. 

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Alternatively, please email the Library or call +44(0) 207 432 0999 to renew your items. If items have been on loan for 1 year we request that they are returned to the Library before the loan can be renewed again.

Fellows may send someone to collect books on their behalf by prior arrangement.

Library material may not be taken abroad or lent to others.

Library Catalogue


Search for books, journals and maps using the Library catalogue.

"Your flexibility and good service makes it a pleasure to borrow titles!"

- Fellow