Books & eBooks

The Earth Sciences & Map Library collection consists of more than 140,000 print volumes, including at over 60,000 books, dissertations, and reports. In addition, there are more than 10 million volumes and over 800,000 ebooks available through the UC Berkeley Libraries. Books can also be requested through interlibrary loan when they are not owned by any campus library.

The collection covers all areas of the earth sciences including geology, geophysics, seismology, atmospheric science, and oceanography. The library also actively collects in physical geography and purchases selected titles in human geography. Doe Library maintains the primary collection in human geography. The Anthropology Library, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library, and Environmental Design Library also collect in areas related to physical and human geography.

Search & find books and ebooks

Search OskiCat, the library catalog, to find print and electronic books, journals, dissertations, and more in the UC Berkeley Libraries and NRLF.

Use Melvyl to find print and electronic materials from all UC Libraries plus more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Search & find dissertations

Search OskiCat to find dissertations in the UC Berkeley Libraries and NRLF. The library no longer receives paper copies of dissertations, but you can consult these lists of historical dissertations held by the Earth Sciences & Map Library:

Search ProQuest Dissertations and Theses to find dissertations from over 1,000 universities, including full text of most dissertations published since 1997.

Selected ebook collections

AAPG Datapages [UCB access only]
American Association of Petroleum Geologists journals, books, and proceedings

AGU Books [UCB access only]
American Geophysical Union books from 1956 to the present

Ebrary [UCB access only]
Over 50,000 ebooks from various scholarly publishers

Google Books
Full-text public domain books and limited view for copyrighted books

Knovel [UCB access only]
Scientific and engineering handbooks from various publishers

Lyell Collection [UCB access only]
Geological Society journals and book series

More eBook Packages
List of ebook packages compiled by the Science Libraries

Encyclopedias and other tools [UCB access only]