Map & Atlas Collection

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The Map & Atlas Collection includes items from both private and government publishers. Most materials may be borrowed from 16 weeks (students) to one year (faculty).

Using the Collection

Many items from the collection can be found in open stacks on the 3rd Floor of the Library, near the Help Desk. More items are housed in the Library Retrieval System (LRS) and must be requested online through OneSearch for delivery to the Book Checkout & Pickup Desk on the 1st Floor.

Maps in OneSearch may be found by using Refine my results under Format to select Maps, and Altases by further refining under Format to Atlases.

Types of Maps

The collection includes:

  • General Map Collection
  • Road Map File
  • CIA Map File
  • Defense Mapping Agency / Army Map Service Maps
  • Miscellaneous Collections


For questions related to this collection, contact Shawn Heiser.