The AZGS Library is located at 416 W. Congress St. in downtown Tucson, Arizona. The AZGS Library is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The library comprises more than 15,000 volumes. Our collection of Arizona publications, reports, and geologic maps make up the foundation of the library. We hold all reports, circulars, bulletins, and geologic maps and cross-sections compiled by the Arizona Geological Survey and its predecessor agency the Arizona Bureau of Mines.
We also hold a myriad of geologic guidebooks, fieldtrips, reports, and circulars for California -- this is our most robust out-of-state collection, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and to a much lesser extent, Oklahoma.
Our other chief holdings include, but are not limited to:
- Arizona Water Resources Bulletins
- Arizona Bureau of Mines and Minerals publications
- Arizona County Soil Maps
- Select theses and dissertations pertaining to Arizona geology
- University of Arizona Geodaze Papers
- USGS Bulletins
- USGS Circulars
- USGS Miscellaneous Map Series
- USGS Miscellaneous Investigations Series
- USGS Water Resource Papers & other assorted
- US Dept of Interior: Bureau of Mines – Report of Investigations
- Numerous general & specialized geology and
- Assorted periodicals: Economic Geology, Geological Society of America Bulletin, Journal of Volcanology
and Geothermal Resources, Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth), Arizona Mining Journal and
Mining Journal, to name just a few of the nearly 50 periodicals represented on our shelves. (Caveat: Periodicals are donated and we rarely hold a complete collection of any one periodical.)
||The AZGS Geosciences Library accepts donations of Earth science periodicals, geosciences reports and texts, and geologic maps; of course, our emphasis area is Arizona geology. Please contact GES Chief, Mike Conway, michael.conway @ azgs.az.gov or call 520.770.3500 for more information.
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