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