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USGS Library

USGS Library
Parent Organization: Office of the Associate Director for Core Science Systems
The Denver Library Field Records Collection is an archive of materials and data created and collected by geologists of the USGS during their project work. Most materials in the collection relate to projects in the contiguous United States and represent more than 130 years of scientific investigations by the USGS. The Field Records Collection contains archived material contributed by approximately 1,400 scientists. Collections are organized by project, and are indexed under lead author or field party chief. These collections include geologic field notebooks, field sketches, maps, plane-table sheets, compilation maps, aerial photos, some with annotations, sample analysis reports, stratigraphic logs, columns, and...
This record describes the USGS Library Catalog, an online resource for searching the hard copy materials of the USGS Library System. The following excerpts are taken from the USGS Libraries Program brochure as an overview. Visiting USGS Libraries Public users are welcome to visit any of the USGS libraries and use their collections; libraries are open Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Photo identification is required to enter most Federal government buildings. Staff are always available to assist visitors and give informal orientations. Tours by groups can be arranged on request. Visitors may use library materials on the premises. Photocopiers are available at all locations. The online catalog...
The U.S. Congress authorized a library for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1879. The library was formally established in 1882 with the naming of the first librarian and began with a staff of three and a collection of 1,400 books. Today, the USGS Libraries Program is one of the world's largest Earth and natural science repositories and a resource of national significance used by researchers and the public worldwide.
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