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Inter-library loans

Information for Fellows and Corporate Patrons

Items not held by the Library may be obtained for Fellows and employees of Corporate Patrons via our inter-library loan service.

Photocopies/electronic copies

For private research, please send us the document request form.

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

Copies can be supplied as paper copies via post or electronic copies via the British Library's Secure Electronic Delivery system.  Before requesting this please ensure that you can read the test document on the British Library’s FileOpen page


Requests should be made via email or to the address below:

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

Tel: +44(0)20 7432 0999

Information for other libraries

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

Tel: +44(0)20 7432 0999

Library Catalogue


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


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