The Library has a specific Map Collection located on 2 NORTH; however maps and atlases are also located throughout the Library. There are over 20,000 maps in the Map Collection. Many are cataloged and can be found using OneSearch, the Library's online catalog. See the box to the right for instructions on locating map using OneSearch. Uncataloged maps are found using the Map Card Catalog. The Map Card Catalog is located on 2 NORTH by the maps/atlas collections and is arranged by subject.
The maps are stored in one of three ways:
Specific uncataloged maps: See the following locations for these maps:
Topographic maps are also uncataloged. See the box on this page for more information about Topographic maps.
Topographic maps are shelved in drawers by state (see below) and then by the official place name designation of the map.
These official place names are overlaid on maps of California and the other large states. These are called 'index maps.' The index maps are posted on the wall behind the file cabinets in 2 North Map Collection area. Topographic maps are uncataloged and are available for:
Find your location, note the official place name, and use that place name to find the map alphabetically in the file drawers for that state (see above).
Topographic maps are also available from the USGS web links listed below:
Maps in the Map Collection (2 North) are organized by the following call numbers within the FILE, DRAWER, and WALL MAP sections.
Greenland and Canada
Caribbean, Mexico, Central America
Europe and Russia
Theoretical maps; imaginary & identified places