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Inter-Library Loans

Information for Fellows & Corporate Affiliates

Items not held by the Library may be obtained for Fellows and employees of Corporate Affiliates via our inter-library loan service.  Copies of papers can be supplied electronically by the British Library via their Secure Electronic Delivery system.  Before requesting this please ensure that you can read the test document on the British Library’s FileOpen page


Obtaining from UK Libraries
Fellows (UK/EU)
Fellows (non-UK/EU) Corporate Affiliates (UK/EU) Corporate Affiliates (non-UK/EU)
Paper copy


E-copy 'born digital' (standard)
E-copy 'from print' (standard)
£14.70 £14.25* £17.10
E-copy 'from print' (24hr service)
£19.50* £23.40
E-copy 'from print' (2hr service)
Book loan
Loan renewal
Obtaining from Overseas Libraries £5.00 + standard fee as above (+surcharge if supplier's fee is greater)
 £5.00 + standard fee as above (+surcharge if supplier's fee is greater) £10.00 + standard fee as above (+surcharge if supplier's fee is greater)  £10.00 + standard fee as above (+surcharge if supplier's fee is greater) 

*VAT will be added to this charge

**Plus return postage if applicable

Paper / Electronic copies for 'Commercial Research' incur an additional copyright fee (variable by title)

Information for Other Libraries

The Library will supply libraries with photocopies of papers or lending books (UK and Irish libraries only). Details of availability and charges can be obtained on application to the Library.


Supplying Our charge
Photocopying  Non-Members rates apply (see Document Delivery
Loan (charged by weight of package)  £15 (up to 2kg) 
  £30 (from 2 to 10 kg) 

How to order:


For private research, please send us the document request form

For commercial research, please submit requests via email or the address below.


Requests should be made via email or the address below.


The Library, Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BG

Tel: 020 7432 0999 / Fax: 020 7439 3470



Library Catalogue


Contact the Library and we might be able to locate it elsewhere or even buy it for the collection.