Our Online Catalog is available to search for books and DVD's in the library.

Club members may check out a book or DVD for one month at a time. Please contact Ken Furr at to check out or reserve the book or DVD of your choice.

Below are the most recent books added to the MRGS Library in October, with descriptions and links to the online catalog:

Minerals of the World (Princeton Field Guides)
By Ole Johnsen Call#: 549
This book is an up-to-date guide to more than 500 minerals, with over 600 photographs, from around the world.

Smithsonian Handbooks: Shells
By S. Peter Dance Call#: 594.0471
This book is the most comprehensive and concise pocket guide to seashells of the world, with over 500 species of seashells.

Roadside Geology of Texas
By Darwin Spearing Call#: 557.64
This book covers the geologic panorama of Texas, as well as an incredible array of natural geologic resources.

By George W. Robinson Call#: 549
This book, donated by Phil Kaiser, showcases the mineral collection of the Canadian Museum of Nature.

These books were added in September:

eBooks Online
Geological Survey of Alabama Publications (Check the Yes box under Available Online)

Resources Online

Lapidary Resources Website:
Getting Started in Lapidary
Lapidary Reference Library
Geologic Reference Library
Magazines and Journals

Other Online Resources:
An Earth Scientist's Periodic Table of the Elements and Their Ions