Ronald Rettner Earth & Planetary Sciences Library

Outside the Earth and Planetary Sciences Library

The Ronald Rettner Earth & Planetary Sciences Library is closed. Please see the STEM Libraries Closing article for information. Additional details about the fall 2021 operations and services can be found in our Expanded Operations Plans for Fall 2021.

We encourage researchers to contact the Earth & Planetary Sciences Library by phone at (314) 935-5406 or via email ( for further details.

Visit our Remote Resources and Guidance page for details about how to access our extensive remote services and additional digital content available during this time. Visit our COVID-19 Updates and Resources page for additional information.

The Earth & Planetary Library Library collection seeks to meet the varied academic needs of the Earth & Planetary Sciences Department by providing a comprehensive collection with research collections developed to support faculty and student projects.

Earth & Planetary Sciences Databases

Access hundreds of databases offered through the University Libraries. Browse earth and planetary sciences journal articles and ebooks.

Borrowing & Returns

Washington University students, faculty, staff, and courtesy borrowers who have current identification cards may borrow books. A current Washington University I.D. or courtesy card is required for all borrowing transactions.

Earth & Planetary Sciences Research Guides

View a curated list of resources specific to the earth and planetary sciences department.

Faculty Course Reserves Request

Want to place a book on reserve for your class? Need assistance setting up an electronic reserve in Ares? Learn more about placing items on reserve.

Recommend a Purchase

If there is a book or item you think should be added to our collections, fill out our Recommend a Purchase form. Your request will be routed to the appropriate subject librarian for review.

Our Staff

  • Contact

    Ronald Rettner Earth and Planetary Sciences Library
    Clara McLeod
    Job Title
    Earth & Planetary Sciences and Environmental Studies Librarian
    Phone Number
    (314) 935-4817