The USGS Library is open to visitors on Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and at other times by appointment. Contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment or to confirm open status due to local COVID-19 restrictions.
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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USGS Library has locations in Reston, VA, Denver, CO, and Menlo Park, CA. Each location is open to USGS employees and the public.
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Each library location has expert reference librarians available to assist with research and provide answers to reference questions received by phone, fax, or in person. To ask for reference assistance by E-mail, Ask a Librarian at email@example.com.
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