The Library's core collection, formerly Unocal's Exploration &
Production Library, includes primarily monographs and journals
on geology, geophysics and petroleum engineering; geological maps;
geological atlases; USGS publications and maps; US Bureau of Mines
publications. The collection also includes monographs on mining
geology and civil engineering. Holdings are extensive and exceed
80,000 volumes. Additional titles and volumes are being incorporated
as individuals and companies donate materials.
Giving to the HRC Library
Giving to the HRC Library supports the academic research of the BEG as
well as the intellectual needs of industry. Gifts of any type or amount
can help enrich our holdings, expand our services, and preserve our collections.
All contributions promote the mission of the Library: "...to strive
for excellence in providing access to information for the worldwide community
of geoscientists. Working with members of the community, the Houston Research
Center Library supports the life-long learning efforts of the Library
While donations of library materials such as books, periodical runs,
maps, etc. are always appreciated, monetary contributions can address
the Library’s most serious needs and ultimately provide superior
service to Library users. Giving can be accomplished by mailing or personally
delivering library materials, cash or check. The Library will acknowledge
a gift as the donor sees fit, within reason. Book plates, plaques, and
other forms of announcement are only a few examples of methods of acknowledgement.
For more information, please contact Randy McDonald.
Visitors are welcome to review the materials at their own pace in a public
work area as the Library is open-stacks and on-site use only. Selection
and copying are the responsibility of the patron. Scanning capabilities
are also available. Interlibrary loan services are not available at this
time. Persons needing interlibrary loans are encouraged to visit their
neighborhood branch of the public library system in which they reside.
Houston Research Center/Bureau of Economic Geology
11611 West Little York Road
Houston, Texas 77041-4715 [map]
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily.