Any Washington University student, faculty, or staff member with a current WU identification card may borrow items from the EPS Library.
For books in the general collection, the following loan periods and total item limits apply:
|Patron||Loan Period||Item Limits|
|Undergraduates||28 days||150 Items|
|Graduate students||60 days||300 Items|
|Faculty||90 days||600 Items|
|W.U. Staff||28 days||50 Items|
|Courtesy borrowers||21 days||25 Items|
Some materials have more limited loan periods or item limits:
|Collection||Loan Period||Item Limits|
|GIS Collection||28 days||Same as general books|
|Videocassette/DVDs||14 days||30 Items|
|Faculty||90 days||600 Items|
Maps, periodicals, state geological survey publications, federal government publications, reference and permanent reserve materials are library use only.
Items may be renewed several different ways:
- By signing onto the Catalog
- By emailing your name, ID number, and the items’ barcode numbers to email@example.com
- By bringing them to any library’s circulation desk
Items cannot be renewed by telephone.
Items may be renewed up to 20 times unless a hold or recall has been placed on the item by another patron.
Physical course reserves lists may be viewed in the Library Catalog.
Materials on reserve for courses may be checked out by presenting a current WU I.D. at the Circulation Desk. Most course reserve items are on 2-Hour/Overnight reserve, and may be checked out for 2 hours, but they must remain in the EPS Library. Within a half hour of the library closing, the items may be checked out overnight, and will be due one hour after opening the next day.
Electronic course reserves may be viewed in the Ares system.
Physical course reserves lists can be submitted to the EPS Library via email, department mailbox, or in person. Alternatively, instructors can fill out the Online Reserve Request Form. Please be sure to indicate the EPS Library on the form.
Electronic course reserves can be added to the Ares system. Contact the EPS Library with a list of items to scan and put on electronic reserve, or manage your own courses in Ares by following these instructions: Ares Instructions for Faculty.
Materials on permanent reserve are available for use in the library, but cannot be checked out.
|Basic Subject Materials|
|Handbook of Geochemistry (1969)||QE515 H35|
|Handbook of Silicate Rock Analysis (Potts, 1987)||REF QE438 P68 1987|
|Introduction to Geochemistry (Krauskopf, 1995, 3rd ed.)||QE515 K7 1995|
|Origin of the Earth and Moon (Ringwood, 1979)||QB631 R55|
|Principles and Applications of Geochemistry: a comprehensive textbook for geology students (Faure, 1998, 2nd ed.)||QE515 F28 1998|
|Principles of Geochemistry (Mason/Moore, 1982, 4th ed.)||QE515 M3 1982|
|Encyclopedic Dictionary of Exploration Geophysics (Sheriff, 1991, 3rd ed.)||REF TN269 S524 1991|
|The Interior of the Earth (Bott, 1982, 2nd ed.)||QE511 B56 1982|
|International Dictionary of Geophysics (Runcorn, 1967)||QC801.9 I5|
|Introduction to Geophysics (Garland, 1979, 2nd ed.)||QE501 G39 1979|
|Basic Geological Mapping (Barnes, 2011, 5th ed.)||QE36 B33 2011|
|Cartographic Design and Production (Keats, 1989)||GA105.3 K42 1989|
|Methods in Geological Surveying (Greenley, 1930)||QE45 G848 (West Campus)|
|An Introduction to the Rock Forming Minerals (Deer, et al., 2013, 3rd ed.)||QE364 D381 2013 4o|
|The Encyclopedia of Mineralogy (Frye, 1981)||REF QE355 E49 1981|
|Encyclopedia of Minerals (Roberts, 1974)||QE355 R6|
|Manual of Mineralogy (Klein/Hurlbut, 1999, 21st ed. rev.)||QE372 D25 1999|
|Rock Forming Minerals (Deer, 1978, 2nd ed.)||QE364 D38 1978|
|Earth and Life Through Time (Stanley, 1989, 2nd ed.)||QE28.3 S73 1989|
|The Encyclopedia of Paleontology (1989)||REF QE703 E52|
|The Encyclopedia of Prehistoric Life (Steel, 1979)||QE711.2 E5 1979 4o|
|Handbook of Paleontological Techniques (1965)||QE718 K8|
|Principles of Paleontology (Raup, 1978, 2nd ed.)||QE711.2 R37 1978|
|Petrology – General|
|Dictionary of Rocks (Mitchell, 1985)||QE423 M58 1985|
|Laboratory Handbook of Petrographic Techniques (Hutchinson, 1974)||QE433 H87|
|Petrography: An Introduction to the Study of Rocks in Thin Section (Williams, 1982)||QE431 W672 1982|
|The Study of Rocks in Thin Section (Moorhouse, 1959)||QE431 M78|
|Petrology – Igneous|
|Atlas of Igneous Rocks (Mackenzie, 1982)||QE461 M219 1982|
|Igneous Petrology (Carmichael, 1974)||QE461 C37|
|Igneous Petrology (McBirney, 2007, 3rd ed.)||QE461 M46 2007|
|Petrology – Sedimentary|
|Atlas of Sedimentary Rocks Under the Microscope (Adams, 1984)||QE471 A28 1984|
|Sedimentary Petrography (Milner, 1962, 4th ed.)||QE471 M636|
|Petrology – Metamorphic|
|Metamorphic Petrology: Mineralogical, Field, and Tectonic Aspects (Turner, 1981)||QE 475 T89 1981|
|Petrology of the Metamorphic Rocks (Mason, 1978)||QE475 A2 M394|
|The Encyclopedia of World Regional Geology (1975)||REF QE5 F33|
|The Geology of Continental Margins (Burk, 1974)||QE39 B85|
|Introduction to Remote Sensing (Campbell, 2007, 4th ed.)||G70.4 C23 2007|
|Manual of Photographic Interpretation (1960)||TA593 Am34|
|Manual of Remote Sensing (1983, 2nd ed.)||G70.4 M36 1983|
|Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation (Lillesand, 2008, 6th ed.)||G70.4 L54 2008|
|Dynamic Stratigraphy: An Introduction to Sedimentation and Stratigraphy (Matthews, 1984, 2nd ed.)||QE651 M354 1984|
|Lexique Stratigraphique International (1956- )||QE7 I5|
|Phanerozoic Geology of the World (1978- )||QE651 P49|
|Stratigraphy: An Introduction to Principles (Donovan, 1966)||QE651 D6|
The library has five computer work stations. They are equipped with GIS software from ESRI.
Photocopiers in all campus libraries (except perhaps Law and Medical) have been replaced with multi-function units that are printers as well as copiers. Please see Printing & Copying Services for locations, prices, etc.
There is a Microfiche Reader in the Library.