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USGS Libraries Program

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Start Date
1878

Summary

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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This ScienceBase community serves as an organization point for the various data systems and services of the USGS Library System.

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