Welcome to the BGS Shop

BGS are in the process of migrating across to a new Worldpay Account, which is causing online payment issues.

In the interim, please can you continue to place online orders, and when the order is submitted, contact BGS on 0115 9363100 to provide card payment details, quoting your order reference.

If you have any questions about your order, please e-mail enquiries@bgs.ac.uk. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience and are working to have the matter resolved as soon as possible.

Online Bookshop

Order BGS printed products including maps, sheet explanations and regional guides.

Custom Geological Maps

Order your own 1:50 000 Geological Map centered on a location of your choice.


BGS GeoRecords provides access to the National Geoscience Records Centre archive of over nine million items including borehole records.


GeoReports provides cost-effective access to unique sources of published and unpublished geological data, combined with the expertise of BGS scientists.

Inorganic geochemistry reference materials

The sample handling team routinely prepares bulk reference materials for a variety of sample matrices such as soils, peats and sediments. We have produced a suite of ten new soil reference materials as part of our BGS110 Series, with a wide range of soil chemistry and elemental concentrations to cater for different analytical needs, interests and industries.

Online access to many of our maps and publications is available at:

Publication viewer
Access to formal BGS print publications and the recent Research Reports/Open Reports series.

Maps portal
High resolution viewing of images of almost all small and medium scale maps produced by BGS since mapping started in 1832.

Borehole scans
Free search of over a million borehole records.