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Mary Anning Exhibition

Mary Anning Exhibition

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


Open on Wednesday and Thursday

The Library is open on Wednesday and Thursday - book a visit


Postal loan and scanning services

Did you know that you can borrow books by post and order scans of documents? Find out more on our COVID-19 postal loans and document supply page.

GSL Library E-Books 2017

Free E-Books for Fellows

Fellows can access 60+ e-books for free using Athens logins.

Library and Information Services

The Library is open on Wednesday and Thursday

The Library is open to Fellows, Friends, Corporate Patrons and archive researchers on Wednesday and Thursday from 10.00am to 5.00pm. For now we require you to let us know you are coming in advance. Find out more about our reopening and how to book an appointment on our Visiting the Library page. 

Remote Library Services

Library staff are available to answer any enquiries by email (, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm.

The following services are available:

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.

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 of services available to non-members, please see visiting the Library or email us

Library Catalogue


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

Contact Details

The Library
The Geological Society
Burlington House


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