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Visiting the Library

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The Library is located in Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG and is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 5.30pm.

  • Comfortable and quiet study space
  • Map Room
  • 300,000+ books and journals
  • GeoRef and Geofacets databases
  • Scanning and copying facilities

  • Library staff to assist
  • Wifi throughout the building
  • Meet with colleagues
  • Burlington House Bookshop
  • Tea and coffee

Information for Members

The following can use the Library any time during normal opening hours:

Information for Non-Members

The Library's collections can be consulted by researchers, consultants and members of the public on payment of a fee. 

If you wish to consult the Archive collections please contact the Archivist for further details.

Non-Members' fees

Type of User After 1pm  Day  Week  Month  Year 
Private / Academic Research £16 £26  £78  £156  £312 
Concessions (Student / Retired / Unwaged) £10  £10  £30  £60 £120 
Commercial Research / Consultant £48  £78  £234 £702 £2106
Courtyard Societies* Free Free - - -
Other organisations**
Free Free - - -
Mineralogical Society of Britain and Ireland*** £10
£10
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An appointment is essential for non-members. To make an appointment call +44 (0) 20 7432 0999 or email library@geolsoc.org.uk. This is also an opportunity to ensure we have the materials you need and advise you if there is a better alternative.

Visitors are required to complete the Library Registration Form for Non-Members and provide ID/proof of address.

Guests of Fellows are not required to pay a fee unless using Library materials, in which case the above Private Research charges apply.

Reciprocal organisations

*Courtyard Societies (by arrangement with their librarians)

  • Linnean Society 
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • Royal Astronomical Society
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Society of Antiquaries

**Other organisations (proof of membership required):

  • AAPG
  • Geological Association of Canada
  • Geological Society of America
  • Institute of Geologists of Ireland
  • Institution of Materials Mining and Metallurgy
***Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (proof of membership required)
The Library is located in Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG and is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 5.30pm.
The Library is located in Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG and is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 5.30pm.

Library Catalogue

 

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

"The geologists were delighted with the visit and can't wait to get back and do some research there"

- Corporate Patron member