BGS GeoRecords provides access to the National Geoscience Data Centre archive of over nine million items.

Our most popular collection is Borehole Records.

In light of UK Government guidance concerning the Coronavirus (Covid-19) the BGS shops at Keyworth, Edinburgh and London are closed. We are also currently unable to supply all of our online products and many GeoReports are temporarily unavailable.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but will continue to monitor emails at if you have any questions we can help with.

Free access to scanned borehole collections

Further information

Archive items not available via our webpage can be accessed by contacting to arrange a visit for viewing or supply of scanned records via our document delivery service. Prices on application.

More details of our Archive Collections can be found in the Records Holdings section of our website or search for BGS datasets using the Geoindex.

Materials Collections - Alongside our extensive hardcopy archive of records, we have a vast collection of material, gathered since 1835, including: core, palaeontology and petrology collections. See 'using materials collections' in order to visit the Core Store or search the Materials holdings.