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GSL Library Corporate Affiliates Open Day

16 September 2015
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Event type:
Social event, Workshop, Lecture
Organised by:
Geological Society Library
The Geological Society, Burlington House
Event status:
Only 20 Places

The Geological Society Library is delighted to announce our second annual open day at the Library specifically for our Corporate Affiliate members, with the opportunity to attend one of the Society's prestigious London Lectures.

The Geological Society Library is 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, with material which is rare and hard-to-find elsewhere.

There are many Library benefits available to Corporate Affiliates, including borrowing books and maps, accessing databases and the assistance of the Library's experienced staff, who offer a customised service to meet all research needs.

The open day is an opportunity to:

  • Meet the Library staff
  • Find out about the wide range of services available
  • Learn about the Library's world-class collections
  • Try out our databases GeoRef and Geofacets
  • Attend a prestigious London Lecture
  • Network with Earth Science and information professionals

The day is free to attend and includes lunch, as well as an opportunity to view the Library’s newly re-discovered, pristine first edition of William Smith’s 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales.

Places are limited to 20. If you would like to attend please RSVP to [email protected]


  • 10.45 - 11.15 - Registration and Tea/Coffee
  • 11.15 - Tour of the Society’s apartments (including viewing William Smith’s “Map that changed the World”)
  • 11.45 - Introduction to the Library and Map Room
  • 12.30 - Literature searching in the Geological Society, including use of GeoRef and Geofacets
  • 1.00 - Lunch
  • 2.00 – Opportunity for hands-on use of GeoRef & Geofacets with Library staff available to assist
  • 3.00 - London Lecture: "The hidden colours inside volcanoes” by John Maclennan (University of Cambridge)

Geolsoc Contact

The Geological Society Library

The Geological Society Library
Burlington House

Tel: 02074320999