The Map Library is located on the first floor of McWherter Library on the west side of the Government Publications Department.
Most collections in the Map Library are housed in cases. Each case contains 15 drawers. A group of adjacent cases is called an island.
Map library locations are designated according to island, case, and drawer. For example, a map in Island 3, Case 8, Drawer 4, would be in location 3.8.4.
There are guides/legends located on top of the first case at the Map Library entrance to assist users in finding the correct location for a map.
Some maps are shelved in the general collection instead of within the Map Library Collection. Some Oversized Maps are located in the Oversized Collection (Located in Range 51). Be sure to check the map location in the Catalog.
There are 5 total islands in the Map Library. Moving from south to north (i.e., from the entrance of the map library to the windows), the islands contain:
Materials not housed in the islands can be found along the west wall of the Map Library.
On the shelves:
In the filing cabinets:
All maps may be checked out at the Research Assistance Desk in the Learning Commons area.
Some country names and territories have changed since map publication. Be sure to check the catalog for location.
Here are some resources on name and territory changes: