Product has been added to the basket

Access to freely available Lyell Collection content

The Geological Society offers key elements in the Lyell Collection free to all:

  • Journal article abstracts
  • Book chapter extracts
  • Introductory articles in special publications
  • First chapters in selected books

In addition key online functionality is available free:

  • Article browsing
  • Advanced searching
  • eTOC and research alerts
  • GoogleScholar links


All articles authored by Charles Lyell, after whom the Collection is named are available free.


Open Access Articles

Open Access Articles in the Lyell Collection are freely available online for all users and are subject to the Creative Commons CC-BY Licence. Open access articles are designated by the use of an Open Access logo.Open Access lock logo


Subscriptions to the Lyell Collection

Subscriptions to the Lyell Collection are available for libraries and institutions.

Fellows of the Geological Society can subscribe to elements of the Collection.

Content is also available on a pay-per-view basis.  Free trials are available to institutions or corporate customers considering subscribing to the Lyell Collection.

The Lyell Collection

Got a question about the Lyell Collection?