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British Geological Survey Library

British Geological Survey

Some 200,000 items. World-wide collection of earth science thematic maps, with some topographic. Emphasis is on the UK. Historical and current material held.

Circa 70,000 BGS and BAAS geological photographs held.

Place of deposit for BGS Field Survey records and BGS Archives/Public Records.


Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, NG12 5GG

Main contact

Library Enquiries Desk

Telephone number

0115 936 3205 (Library Enquiry Desk) / 0115 936 3363 (Map Librarian)

E-mail address
Opening hours

Mon-Fri 0900-1700 (Fri 1630) Closed two days per annum other than bank holidays and between Christmas and New Year, but dates vary.


Public access for reference. Prior appointment desirable.


Photocopying and photographic services available subject to copyright regulations.


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