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includes books and peer-reviewed journals in print and electronic format, technical publications, directives, historical documents, and more.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

Technical Note 445, AIM-Monitoring: A Component of the BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Strategy, was released in April 2014. From the abstract: "The purpose of this technical note is to describe the monitoring portion of the AIM Strategy to support implementation across the BLM, thus addressing multiple resource questions at multiple scales." The document is also linked from the Technical Notes page in the Publications section of the BLM Library's website.

Technical Note 444, Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone, was released in March 2014. From the abstract: "[The tech note] presents a strategy for compensating for the unavoidable impacts that are expected from the development of the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) in southern Nevada." The document is also linked from the Technical Notes page in the Publications section of the BLM Library's website.

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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