USGS Library

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The U.S. Geological Survey Library is recognized as the national leader in Geoscience research.

Authorized by Congress in 1879, the US Geological Survey (USGS) Library is recognized as one of the world’s largest Earth and natural science libraries, providing services, collections, and expertise that are essential to the USGS mission and the global geoscience community. The USGS Library is a multisite, centralized library, providing bureau-wide access to scholarly journals and research support services to USGS employees around the nation. An important role of the USGS Library is the preservation of its unique physical collections, ensuring continued access for future generations.