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General Information Product 125

Libraries Program

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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.

First posted April 15, 2011

For additional information contact:
Director, Library Services
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 950
Reston, Virginia 20192
http://library.usgs.gov/

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U.S. Geological Survey, 2011, Libraries program: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 125, available only at https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/125/.



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