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Using the Library

Find out more about our collection and range of services

GSL Corporate Affiliate Open Day

Corporate Affiliate Open Day

Do you work for a Corporate Affiliate company? Join us for our annual open day

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

GSL Library Book Sale

Library Book Sale

View the Library's latest sale of books, maps and serials

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.

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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