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A guide to help you find maps in the map collection
Last Updated: Jul 3, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Topographic Maps

Located on the library's first floor, topo maps for the United States are located in the flat, wooden map cases and arranged alphabetically by state, then by map name. Indexes for the topo maps are nearby.

Use the link below for an online index.


The Map Collection

The Map Collection is housed in cases on the 1st Floor of the Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources. The library collects U.S. Government maps from the U.S. Geological Survey, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, CIA and Departments of Agriculture and Interior. The collection also contains National Geographic maps, maps of cities in Indiana, the United States and the world.

While there is no service desk specifically for maps, assistance may be obtained from the Circulation Desk on the 2nd Floor. The maps may be accessed at the Christopher Center whenever the library is open. [ Library Hours]

Our maps can be checked out by students, faculty, and staff.


Locating a Map in the Collection

The maps are stored in two types of cases: vertical and flat.

The vertical map cases include:

Case A: world maps, outline maps

Case B: US Census, geomorphology, hydrology

Case C: US national forests, satellite images, Indiana counties A-F

Case D: Porter County and Valparaiso (except topo maps), Canada

Case E: Africa, Asia

Case F: Asia, Central America

Case G: Western and central Europe

Case H: Central Europe, Middle East, South America

A more complete index is located in a 3-ring binder on top of the vertical map cases.

The flat map cases contain US topographic maps.

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