Since its inception in the 1870s, the Minerals Resources Library has collected and preserved information produced by the Geological Survey of New South Wales and other reputable sources.

The Mineral Resources Library now holds one of the world's largest collections on New South Wales (NSW) geology.

Key features:

  • Comprehensive and historic collection dating back to the 1870s.
  • Friendly expert staff available to assist with your enquiries and research.

The collection includes:

  • Books, including rare books
  • Geological, mineralogical and parish maps
  • Journals
  • Environmental Impact Statements (1970s onwards)
  • Geological Survey holdings from other Australian states and overseas countries including the United States and Canada.
  • Published and unpublished company and departmental reports on mining and exploration activities in NSW.

Search the library

Go to the Trove Advanced Search screen and first type in your keywords, then select the format of the publication in the dropdown. To limit your search to the Mineral Resources Library catalogue, scroll down to 'Organisations' at the bottom of the next screen and type in 'Mineral Resources NSW Library'. Click on the green Search button to start your search.

Many of our publications are also archived in the DIGS online library.

Borrowing from the library

Members of the public may only borrow items from the Mineral Resources Library via an interlibrary loan.

Contact your public, university or corporate library to arrange an interlibrary loan.

Fees and conditions may apply at your library.

Visiting the library

Opening hours : Due to COVID19, the library is only open on an irregular basis and by appointment. Appointments are available Thursday and Friday (excluding NSW public holidays) between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm. Please contact the library by phone or email before visiting.

Members of the public are welcome to visit the. Access to the online services of the Geological Survey of NSW, such as DIGs, EROL and MinView, is also available.

Direct borrowing is not permitted and due to licensing restrictions members of the public are unable to access databases or electronic journals for which the library pays a subscription fee.

For further information
Mineral Resources Library
+61 (0)2 4939 8830 or +61 (0)2 4931 6514
Mineral Resources Library, Geological Survey of New South Wales, PO Box 344, Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map