A guide to finding maps and cartographic information at EMU and on the web

What's in the Map Collection?

What's in the Map Collection?

  • Travel and Tourism collection - road maps, travel brochures, and visitor guides to sites in the United States and around the world. Find these in the filing cabinets in the Information Commons South.
  • Atlases - atlases of many types, including world, geographic, political, demographic, economic and marketing, historical, military, nature, and celestial atlases.
    • Reference Collection atlases are for use only in the map room and are available during map library hours.
    • A wide collection of other atlases are kept in the Information Commons South, are available during all library hours, and may be checked out at the circulation desk.
  • Topographic maps - USGS topographic maps for Michigan and many other states
  • Ocean surveys and coastal charts
  • Government documents and publications - including CIA and defense mapping agencies
  • Posters, calendars, and aerial photography (see Special Indexes for links)
  • Free maps! Free tourist maps and brochures in the stand outside the door to the map room.

Map Library Hours

Room 114



  • Mon-Fri: 8:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00
  • Sat-Sun closed

The Travel & Tourism collection and the non-reference atlases are accessible during all normal library hours

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