Visiting the BGS Library

BGS Library Services, based at Keyworth, provide a public reference service for anyone with an interest in earth science information.

To find out about books, journals and maps held in our library, you can search our library catalogue over the internet, and /or you are welcome to contact us with details of your enquiry so that we can help you identify material. We regret that we are unable to loan items.

Appointments to visit are strongly advised. Our collections exist on more than one site, so if there are particular items you want to see please ensure you contact us in good time to make an appointment, so that we can check that the items can be made available.

A visitor photocopying service is available, subject to copyright regulations.

Please note that charges may apply for some visitor services.

BGS Library Enquiries

Telephone 0115 936 3205
Fax 0115 936 3200
Email BGS Library Keyworth

Please notify us in advance of your visit by e-mail to the Help Desk or phone 0115 936 3205


The BGS has a central enquiries service that covers all aspects of our organisation’s activities. They can be contacted on 0115 936 3143, or email BGS Enquiries.