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For California....start with these for an overview

These books are not online, but they should be on the shelves. Come on in!
[Note: The link connects to the full record in OneSearch]

Electronic books

  • Geologic Guidebooks of North America Database
    The database is hosted by the AGI, but gets lots of help from the friendly librarians of the GeoScience Information Society. The database provides access, or citations to otherwise difficult to find field trip guides issued by societies,universities, geological surveys and government agencies. Search it for a useful title, then look for that book in EUREKA.
  • The National Academies Press
    Books and reports, etc. related to geology from the National Academies, or search the database for some other topic.
  • Virtual Field Trips Guides: US and Canada
    Links to virtual filed trips, many in the West that describe the geology of a specific area. From the great folks at the Walter Geology Library at the Univ of Texas, Austin.

World Cat

Use this collection of books from around the world to discover new titles, then determine if we own it by clicking on the and then the Find It link. If we don't own it, you can request if from InterLibrary Loan.


Google Books


Browse the Shelves

The books are shelved by subject according to the Library of Congress classification scheme. Most of the science books are on the 4th floor. The call numbers can be used to browse the shelves. Click the links below to see books on the topics listed. Refine by Topic [in the left column]  to change up your search

[You can also use a Browse Search and select "By Subject" from the drop down menu to explore more specific categories within the topic]




Geology (General)

     65 - 350

   Geology of geographic areas (worldwide)


      United States    

     89 - 90


351 – 399.2


420 - 499


500 - 625

Dynamic and structural geology

521 - 545

Volcanoes and earthquakes

640 - 699


701 – 996.5



Physical geography

400 - 649


651 - 5030

Hydrology: water-snow-ice, natural disasters


Oceanography (3 North)

109 - 149

Chemical oceanography

150 - 181

Physical oceanography

200 - 376

Dynamics of the Ocean: waves, circulation, currents,

1000 - 1023

Marine resources

TC Hydraulic Engineering
TN Mining Engineering
1 - 257 Mining engineering

260 - 580

Economic geology
600 - 799


799.5 - 948

Nonmetallic minerals




If We Don't Own A Book (or periodical) that you want

You can request that it be borrowed through the InterLibrary Loan Service.

Library Information

How to......

  • Read a Call Number
    A guide to understanding the parts of a call number, so that you can find the book on the shelf

Book of the day (or so)

These new books caught my attention; perhaps you will find them interesting as well.

Cover Art
Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California - David Alt
ISBN: 0878424091
Instead of a bedside book, this one should be known as your dashboard book.

Cover Art
Assembling California - John McPhee
Call Number: QE 89 .M37 1993
ISBN: 0374106452

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