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Inter-Library Loans

Information for Fellows & Corporate Affiliates

Items not held by the Library may be obtained for Fellows and employees of Corporate Affiliates 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

See Inter-Library Loan Charges for relevant costs.


Requests should be made via email or the address below.

See Inter-Library Loan Charges for relevant costs.

Library address:

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.

A guide price can be viewed at Inter-Library Loan Charges


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.