SERVICE ALERT: A construction project on the entry level of the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) will result in occasional noise that could impact user experience. Consider floors 3, 4, and 6 as alternative quiet study options, and for collaborative study areas, please use floor 5. Earplugs are available at the PCL desk upon request. 

Last Updated: Monday, May 1, 2023 9:39am

Please note: May 8 – July 31, 2023 the Walter Geology Library is temporarily closed.

UT Austin affiliates and courtesy borrowers may request Walter Geology Library materials for pickup at open library locations via the Libraries online catalog.  Previously requested items and/or Course Materials are available at the Perry-Castañeda Library. Please contact us to request an appointment for on-site access to the collection during this time.

Walter Geology Library

The Walter Geology Library serves the Jackson School of Geosciences (Department of Geological Sciences, the Bureau of Economic Geology, Institute for Geophysics) and other users of geoscience information. In addition to state funding, the Walter Geology Library benefits from several endowments maintained by the Jackson School’s Geology Foundation.

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The first-stop portal to geology information resources, including library holdings, databases, maps, and useful links.

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The Geology Library Maps Collections.

The Walter Geology Library Maps Collection

The Tobin Map International Geological Collection of the Walter Geology Library consists of more than 47,000 maps and map texts arranged geographically, following the general outline of the Library of Congress G (Geography) classification schedule.

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