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Visiting the Library

Find out our opening hours and how to book a visit

Geological Society Library ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect access for Fellows

Extensive resources available on ScienceDirect using an OpenAthens login

Mary Anning Exhibition

Mary Anning Exhibition

Discover Mary Anning's presence and influence in our collections through her relationships with our Fellows


Postal loan and scanning services

Did you know that you can borrow books by post and order scans of documents? Find out more

Library and Information Services

Library Showcase Day - Thursday 4 July

Fellows, Friends and Student Members are invited for a special tour of the Library on Thursday 4 July. Discover more about your benefits, visit the Map Room, and view treasures from our archives - find out more

Opening hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-5pm

Burlington House is open Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-5pm. It is not necessary for members to make an appointment, however if making a special trip or if there is specific material you require we recommend letting us know you are coming in advance. Non-members and Archive visitors must make an appointment.

Please email [email protected]. Find out more about visiting the Library

The Geological Society Library houses one of the finest collections of geoscience literature in the world. Run by a friendly and professional team, who are on hand to provide advice and support, the library offers Fellows and other users a wealth of resources including rich historical archives, an unrivalled map collection and the latest scholarly research delivered straight to your device or desktop.

Explore our extensive library and map collections through our library catalogue and discover our archives through the dedicated archives catalogue

Benefit from postal loans, digital document delivery from our own collections, or an inter-library loan from a worldwide network of libraries

Access electronic journals and a growing portfolio of ebooks via our OpenAthens authentication system

Find out about the latest research through our database search service or access GeoRef when you are on-site

Enjoy our online exhibitions and discover hundreds of images in our Picture Library

Visit the library at Burlington House, browse the open shelves and study in our beautiful reading rooms

Library Catalogue


Search for books, journals and maps using the Library catalogue.

Contact Details

The Library
The Geological Society
Burlington House

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44(0) 207 432 0999

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