Our services

The BGS offers a range of services and information for businesses, home-owners, policy-makers and the general public.

On-site facilities

Biostratigraphy & palaeontology


Search the extensive BGS fossil collection, comprising several million specimens from the UK, its continental shelf and overseas.

National Geological Repository

BGS holds a wide range of geoscientific data

Visit our national geological repository with its unique collection of borehole cores, cuttings, samples, specimens, and related subsurface information from the UK landmass and continental shelf.


BGS Library

BGS hosts one of the world's major earth science libraries. Collections include books, maps, journals and BGS publications. Search our library using NERC Worldcat, or visit in person.

Meeting and conference facilities

Meeting room

BGS has well-equipped meeting rooms and a conference suite that can be hired by the day or half-day at BGS in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire.

Science facilities

BGS staff in the laboratory

Our laboratories and other operations include: marine operations and engineering, borehole drilling, geophysical observatories, borehole geophysics, remote sensing laboratory, 3D visualisation facility

Training | BGS GeoSchool

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The BGS GeoSchool offers a wide-ranging programme of both field and classroom-based professional development training courses.

Consultancy and online services

3D geology

3D geological model

BGS develop 3D models and solutions for a range of stakeholders to model subsurface processes and visualise the ground beneath our feet.

Contact Enquiries

BGS staff answering an enquiry

Contact Enquiries if you can't find the information you need on our website. The team will be happy to answer your question or put you in touch with the specialist you need.


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BGS Informatics manages our wealth of geoscience data, information and other materials and is responsible for making our data widely available.

Services for you

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Customer-focused services for homebuyers, government, universities and research, construction, consultants, energy, minerals and groundwater.

Shops and publications


Buy books, maps, guides, site specific reports (GeoReports) and view/order borehole records.

Hiring marine equipment

Hiring marine equipment

BGS Marine Operations can help design, build, operate and hire a range of subsea sampling equipment that can recover cores in up to 4000m of water.