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Visiting the library

Planning on visiting the Library? Find out more about use of the Library

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Corporate Affiliate Open Day

The Library's second annual open day for Corporate Affiliate members takes place on Wednesday 16 September


New E-Journals -Summer 2015

4 new e-journals for Fellows - including Geological Magazine andTectonics

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The Picture Library

View our rich collection of drawings, prints, maps and book illustrations

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 access to the Library's collection of African maps is currently limited due to an ongoing project. It may take longer than usual to dispatch maps by post. If coming to Burlington House to use African maps, please give a day’s notice of your visit to allow us to get the maps ready. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Library Catalogue

 Library Open Day

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+44 (0)20 7432 0999

Fax: +44 (0)20 7439 3470


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Work for the Society

We are recruiting:

2 Library Assistants
3-Month Contract
Closing Date: 28 August