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includes books and peer-reviewed journals in print and electronic format, technical publications, directives, historical documents, and more.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 Reference 6710-1, Sage-Grouse Habitat Assessment Framework: A Multiscale Assessment Tool, and supporting forms and documents are available from the Technical References page in the BLM Publications section of BLM Library's website. Customizable data forms, released in September 2016, permit modification of habitat indicator values to more accurately reflect habitat objectives and regional scientific information.

BLM Technical Reference 6711-1, Conservation and Management of Whitebark Pine Ecosystems on Bureau of Land Management Lands in the Western United States, was released in August 2016 and is available on the Technical References page in the BLM Publications section of BLM Library's website. The reference presents general guidelines for planning, implementing, and evaluating whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelm.) conservation and management activities on lands administered by the BLM.


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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