The Library at GSC Calgary houses one of the most comprehensive collections of geoscience publications in western Canada. It includes one of the most complete collections of information on the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, as well as an outstanding selection of sedimentary and petroleum geoscience journals and periodicals.
The Library holds 100,000 volumes and subscribes to 350 serial titles. It is a depository of publications from the Geological Survey of Canada and has substantial holdings from many domestic and foreign geological surveys, notably the U.S. Geological Survey.
Subjects covered in the collection include the geological sciences and related subjects at both the specialized and general levels. Specific subjects include petroleum and coal geology, paleontology, micropaleontology, stratigraphy, structural geology, sedimentary geology, geochemistry, and the geology of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and the Arctic. Russian publications on paleontology form the bulk of the Library's non-English language holdings.
In addition to serving the needs of staff researchers, the Library at GSC Calgary is open to the public. Everyone, including industry and university geoscientists, students and non-specialists, is welcome.
Our Library works with the Gallagher Library at The University of Calgary to optimize service to the geoscience community in the region. Strong connections are maintained with the NRCan Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences).
Library users have access to GeoRef, an index to geoscience publications around the world, and GEOSCAN, an index to Canadian geoscience publications. A reading area and photocopying facilities are available.
Our staff are available for guidance and direction on the use of our library facilities, and are happy to provide Library users with reference services in support of their research.
- Library catalogue
- GEOSCAN RSS Feed
- Mirage - download geological maps
- GEOSCAN (GSC & CCRS publication database)
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