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The N H (Doc) Fisher Geoscience Library is the premier geoscience library in Australia. It was established in 1946 and has an extensive collection of earth sciences material. In 2007 the library was named in honour of Doc Fisher, the former Chief Geologist and fourth Director of the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics.

The N H (Doc) Fisher Geoscience Library

The N H (Doc) Fisher Geoscience Library
Photo: Catherine James.

The library provides services to geoscience organisations, universities, research centres, the mining and petroleum industries and the public.

Opening hours

The Library welcomes visitors (by appointment only) from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Please contact to request an appointment. The library is closed on weekends and public holidays.


The library is located on the ground floor of the Geoscience Australia building at:

Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Drive

Contact information

Postal address
The N H (Doc) Fisher Geoscience Library
Geoscience Australia
GPO Box 378


Telephone within Australia: 02 6249 9567
International: +61 2 6249 9567

Fax within Australia: 02 6249 9989
International: +61 2 6249 9989

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