Library

The PSC Library maintains a fairly extensive set of books and periodicals dating back to before the club was formed. Access to the Library by the general membership is easy (call for an appointment) and encouraged. The Library check-out policy is simple. Members may check-out material through the club librarian, but the librarian has authority to use discretion. Loans are unlimited but the material is expected to be returned in good condition or replaced and you may be asked to return material for others to use.

Exchanges and Periodicals (Sorted by publisher; mostly)

  • The Sunday Caver; 1980; Adirondack Grotto, New York.
  • The Georgia Spelunker; 1958 1971; Atlanta Georgia Grotto.
  • Natural History; 1935 1949; American Museum of Natural History.
  • Guano Gazette; since 1976; Annapolis Grotto, Maryland.
  • Arkansas Caver; 1965 1967; Arkansas Speleological Society.
  • Bat Research News; 1961 1982.
  • The Kentucky Caver; 1980 1988; Blue Grass Grotto, Kentucky.
  • The Baltimore Grotto News; since 1958; Baltimore Grotto, Maryland.
  • Birmingham Grotto Newsletter; 1982 to 1989; Birmingham Grotto, Alabama.
  • The Carbide Dump; 1977 to 1990; The Blue Ridge Grotto, Virginia.
  • California Caver; since 1965; Western Region, NSS, California.
  • The Cascade Caver; 1962 1981; Cascade Grotto, Washington State.
  • The Cavalier Caver; since 1959; Charlottesville Grotto (formerly UVA Grotto), Virginia.
  • Foresight; 1959 To 1976; Chouteau Grotto, Missouri.
  • The CIG Newsletter; since 1959; Central Indiana Grotto.
  • Everlasting Darkness; 1965; Central Kentucky Grotto.
  • Cleve O Grotto News; since 1970 (also 1959); Cleveland Ohio Grotto.
  • Summit Magazine; 1969 to 1982.
  • Climbing Magazine; 1978 to 1982.
  • Cog Squeaks; 1960 to 1981; Central Ohio Grotto.
  • The Dripstone; 1966 1976; Cornell Grotto, New York.
  • Cave Notes; 1965 1968; Cave Research Association, California.
  • DC Speleograph; since 1951; D.C. Grotto.
  • Georgia Underground; 1965 1979; Dogwood City Grotto, Georgia.
  • DUG Scoops; since 1983; Detroit Urban Grotto, Michigan.
  • The Desert Caver; 1971 1990; Escabrosa Grotto, Arizona.
  • Der Fledermaus; since 1981; Flittermouse Grotto, North Carolina.
  • The Florida Speleologist; 1958 to 1971; The Florida Speleological Society (University of Florida).
  • Florida State Caver; 1986; Florida State University Cave Club.
  • Pack Rat Scat; since 1990; Greater Allentown Grotto, Pennsylvania.
  • The Electric Caver; 1981 to 1984; Greater Cincinatti Grotto, Ohio.
  • The Greater Guano Grotto; 1965 to 1971; The Greater Guano Grotto, California.
  • Carabiner Wrap Up; 1980 1982; Merged into West Virginia Caver, 1983; Greenbrier Grotto, West Virginia.
  • Gross Out; 1983 to 1988; Gross Grotto.
  • Sottoterra; 1976; Gruppo Speleologico Bolognese, Italy.
  • The Colonial Caver; 1966 to 1968; George Washington University Student Grotto.
  • Huntsville Grotto Newsletter; 1966 to 1989; Huntsville Grotto, Alabama.
  • Bat Times; 1981 to 1987; (formerly Guano Gazette); Holston Valley Grotto, Tennessee.
  • The Intercom; 1958 1975 (was The Cave Book 1958 1959); Iowa Grotto.
  • Spelunking; 1957 1961; Quint City Grotto, Iowa.
  • Karst Window; 1989 (1 issue); Louisville Grotto, Kentucky.
  • MAR Bulletin; 1958, 1964; Mid Appalachian Region, NSS.
  • The Massachusetts Caver; since 1958; Boston Grotto.
  • Met Grotto News; 1958 1980; Met Grotto, New York.
  • The New York Caver; 1968; Met Grotto and Mohawk Hudson Grotto, New York.
  • MSS Liaison; 1958 1965; (was MSS Newsletter; 1958); Missouri Speleological Society.
  • Cave Cricket Gazette; since 1982; Miami Valley Grotto, Ohio.
  • The Valley Caver; 1962 1972; Mother Lode Grotto, California.
  • MMS News Notes; 1958 1959; Mid Missouri Speleological Club.
  • The Underground; 1958 to 1973; Mid-Mississippi Valley Chapter of NSS.
  • Karst Kaver; 1967 1980; Merged into West Virginia Caver, 1983; Monongahela Grotto, West Virginia.
  • Doo Dah Express; 1977; Mountain State Grotto, West Virginia.
  • MSR Newsletter; 1971 1975; Mountain Safety Research, Inc..
  • MUSC Journal; 1981 1983; Madison University Student Grotto, Virginia.
  • Speleonews; 1961; Nashville Grotto, Tennessee.
  • The Capital Caver; 1967 1970; National Capital Grotto, Inc., Speleological Society of America.
  • NEOG Log; 1964; North Eastern Ohio Grotto.
  • The Northeastern Caver; 1976 1982; Northeastern Region, NSS.
  • The New Hole Truth; 1980 (2 issues); Niagara Frontier Grotto.
  • The Michiana Caver; 1980 to 1986; Northern Indiana Grotto.
  • Nittany Grotto Newsletter; since 1960; Nittany Grotto, Pennsylvania.
  • Speleothems; 1962 to 1972; Northern New Jersey Grotto.
  • NSS Bulletin; since 1944; National Speleological Society.
  • NSS News; since 1944, (NSS Newsletter prior to Feb., 1948); National Speleological Society.
  • The Speleograph; since 1975; Oregon Grotto.
  • PATC Bulletin; 1955 1958; Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Washington, D.C..
  • Up Rope; since 1954; Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Mountaineering Section, Washington, D.C..
  • Philadelphia Grotto Digest; 1965 1987; Philadelphia Grotto.
  • Netherworld News; since 1958; Pittsburgh Grotto, Pennsylvania.
  • The Potomac Caver; 1958 to present (3 copies of each); Potomac Speleological Club.
  • RASS Register (formerly, Brass Light); 1981 to 1990; Richmond Area Speleological Society.
  • The ROC Cairn; 1966 1971; Rensselaer Outing Club, New York.
  • Rock River Irregular; 1984 1990; Rock River Spelunker; 1968 1981; Rock River Speleological Society, Illinois.
  • The Arkansas Speleologist; 1961; Razorback Speleological Society.
  • The Explorer; 1972 to 1990; Southern California Grotto.
  • Pueblo Underground Grotto; 1981 (2 issues); Southern Colorado Mountain Grotto.
  • Seneca Rocks Letter; 1972 1973; U.S. Forest Service.
  • The Southeastern Caver; 1957 to 1959; Southeastern Regional Association, NSS.
  • SFBC Newsletter; since 1980; San Francisco Bay Chapter, NSS, California.
  • Trails Below; 1963; The Shawnee Caving Club, Arkansas.
  • Shippensburg Grotto News Letter; 1967 (4 issues); Shippensburg State College Student Grotto.
  • The Subterranean Sun; since 1971; Sligo Grotto, Maryland, (formerly American University Student Grotto, 1965 to 1969).
  • MUD - Mississippi Underground Dispatch; 1981 to 1983; Southern Mississippi Grotto.
  • Speleotype; 1967 to 1981; Smokey Mt. Grotto.
  • The Southeast Caver; 1977 1979; Southern Missouri Grotto.
  • Bulletin of the Speleological Society of D.C.; Vol. I; June, 1940 (1955 reprint).
  • The Groundhog; since 1990; Shendandoah Valley Grotto, Virginia.
  • The Texas Caver; 1965 to 1985; Texas Speleological Association.
  • Dead Dog Dispatch; since 1986; Tri State Grotto, West Virginia.
  • The Carolina Caver; 1968; Triangle University Student Grotto.
  • Arizona Caver; 1969; UAAC Grotto, Arizona.
  • UIS Bulletin; 1977; Union Internationale de Speleologie.
  • Terrapin Trails; 1961 (3 premier issues); University of Maryland Terrapin Trail Club.
  • The Region Record; since 1970; (was VAR/FYI from 1984 to 1989); Virginia Region, NSS.
  • The Tech Troglodyte; since 1964; The Cave Club of VPI (formerly VPI Grotto), Virginia.
  • Subterranean Sentinel; 1959; Washington Indiana Grotto.
  • The Windy City Speleonews; 1967 to 1985; Windy City Grotto, Illinois.
  • The Wisconsin Speleologist; 1966 1990; Wisconsin Speleological Society.
  • Western Maryland Troglophile; 1983; Western Maryland Grotto.
  • Women's News; 1978; Women's Section, NSS.
  • The West Virginia Caver Published jointly by the following grottos and organizations: Charleston Grotto, ESSO Grotto Greenbrier Grotto, Monongahela Grotto, Monroe County Cavers, Parkersburg Area Grotto, WVACS, and West Virginia University Student Grotto; since 1983.
  • West Virginia Speleological Survey (WVSS) Bulletin; 3,4,5,7,9; WVSS.
  • Terra Incognito; 1977; West Virginia University Student Grotto.
  • The Journal of the Yale Speleological Society; 1958 to 1966; Yale Speleological Society, Connecticut.
  • York Grotto Newsletter; since 1959; York Grotto, Pennsylvania.