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includes books and peer-reviewed journals in print and electronic format, technical publications, directives, historical documents, and more.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.

American Basin on the Alpine Loop National Back Country Byway, BLM-Colorado


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

BLM Technical Note 446, The Use of Color for Camouflage Concealment of Facilities, was released in April 2015 and is available on the Technical Notes page in the BLM Publications section of BLM Library's website. This technical note is a result of numerous field studies on the use of camouflage conducted over an 11-year period and is intended to provide guidance on the manipulation of color and camouflage application strategies for the effective visual concealment of built facilities on public lands.

Each day, the BLM relies on science to improve its management of the public lands across the spectrum of its multiple-use and sustained yield mandate. Science has long been the cornerstone for making land management decisions and the BLM is now seeking to provide a more updated framework through a new strategy, Advancing Science in the BLM: An Implementation Strategy, released in March 2015. The document is linked to from the BLM Publications page in the Publications section of BLM Library's website, as well as from a dedicated page with more information about the strategy and supporting documents. A fact sheet summarizing the strategy is also available.


Please contact us for assistance with library materials and services:

blm_library@blm.gov

(303) 236-6650 phone

(303) 236-4810 fax

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

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