Using the Library
Find out more about our collection and range of services
New E-Books for 2017
Fellows can now access 45+ e-books for free using Athens logins. Find out more
Remote Services Film
Find out about Library services for Fellows with our new YouTube video
Raising Horizons Exhibition
Female scientists photographed as their historical counterparts by Leonora Saunders, in an exhibition in the Lower Library organised by TrowelBlazers.
Library and Information Services
Welcome to one of the finest Earth Science libraries in the world. The Library contains over 300,000 volumes of books and serials and 40,000 maps, making it a collection of national importance covering all aspects of the geological sciences. We currently subscribe to over 600 journal titles from around the world.
The Library's dedicated staff are available to assist you with all your information needs. See Library Services for information on accessing e-journals from anywhere in the world, borrowing books and maps by post, ordering a literature search of databases, visiting the archive and more. With comfortable study space and WiFi throughout, the Library offers perfect surroundings for research in the heart of London.
For details of services available to non-members see Visiting the Library or email us.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm.