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 on the last shelf of the Reference Collection.
Use the link below for an online index.
Helpful Links to USGS Info
The Map Collection
The Map Collection is housed in the Reference Area on the 2nd 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 Reference 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.