Visiting the library
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E-Books - New for 2015
Read online or download 20 titles from our new e-book collection. Find out more.
William Smith Exhibition
View a new exhibition of rare and unique material from the Archives
Free E-Journals for Fellows
Fellows can access 100+ electronic journals via Athens log-ins. Find out more...
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 about services for non-members see Use of the Library or email us.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm.
Map Collection Notice: Please note that our collection of African maps will be offsite until 1 July. In that period it will not be possible to consult or borrow any African maps from the Map Room. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.