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About the BLM Library

The BLM Library, located at the National Operations Center, is the only full-service library in the BLM with professional staff. We provide worldwide access to the best available scientific, historical, and legal information regarding public lands and natural resources management to support researchers, BLM decisionmakers, and others seeking knowledge.

The BLM Library’s collection includes books and peer-reviewed journals in print and electronic format, technical publications, directives, historical documents, and more. In addition, users have access to millions more items through interlibrary loan. While most of the collection focuses on biological and earth sciences, the library also provides materials pertaining to policy and management.

Access to subscription resources, such as electronic journals and databases, is limited to BLM employees and contractors. If you are on the BLM network and you are having difficulty accessing a link from our site, please contact the Digital Services Librarian.

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Our site is organized into three main areas:

Publications: documents produced or issued by the BLM, DOI, and select other federal agencies

Research: information resources including journals, databases, books, and subject guides

Library Information: services, staff directory, and FAQ

In the Spotlight

Historic mining activities have left thousands of abandoned hardrock mine sites scattered across the West on BLM-managed land. BLM's Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) program released the Abandoned Mine Land Inventory Study for BLM-Managed Lands in California, Nevada, and Utah: Site and Feature Analysis in November 2014 to estimate the number of AML sites and related features in these three states. The document is also linked from the BLM Publications page in the Publications section of BLM Library's website.

Looking for scientific literature? Find a listing of journals with online access on the Journals A-Z page in the Research section of BLM Library's website. Peer-reviewed literature is also available through select databases as well as BLM Library's extensive archive of print journals. Subscription access is restricted to users on the BLM network. For assistance obtaining articles or searching the literature, please contact BLM librarians at

Please contact us for assistance with library materials and services:

(303) 236-6650 phone

(303) 236-4810 fax

Denver Federal Center, Building 50
P.O. Box 25047
Denver, CO 80225

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