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Using the Library

Find out more about our collection and range of services


Work for the Geological Society Library

We are currently recruiting for a Library Assistant.

Application closes 9 December.

GSL Library Remote Services

Remote Services Film

Find out about Library services for Fellows with our new YouTube video

GSL Library E-Book Deep Shale

New E-Book for Fellows

Deep Shale Oil & Gas has been added to our collection of over 30 free e-books

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.

Christmas Closure

The Geological Society (London and Bath) will close at 4pm on Friday 23 December, re-opening at 9.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2017.  The London office and Library will also close at 12pm on Friday 16 December. 

Library Catalogue


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

Contact Details

The Library
The Geological Society
Burlington House

Tel: +44 (0)20 7432 0999

Fax: +44 (0)20 7439 3470


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