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Welcome to the USGS Library!

Welcome to the USGS Library!

Authorized by Congress in 1879, the U.S Geological Survey Library is recognized as one of the world’s largest Earth and natural science libraries, providing services, collections, and expertise essential to the USGS mission.

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Date published: May 11, 2020

40 Years Later: The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens and the USGS Response

USGS Library is commemorating the historic 1980 eruption by highlighting USGS research about Mount St. Helens.

Attribution: USGS Library
Date published: March 31, 2020

USGS Library – Virtual Services Guide

The USGS Library has added a new, online guide highlighting resources and services available to employees whether they are teleworking, offsite, or working from their office. Please visit the USGS Library Virtual Services Guide for tips on how to search the Library Catalog, order documents, and contact Library staff for assistance.

Attribution: USGS Library
Date published: October 25, 2019

2019 Open Access Week: "Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge"

Join the USGS Library in recognizing Open Access Week and exploring how the USGS supports this movement. Highlights today focus on Tracking the Impact of USGS Publications and Information Products.