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USGS Topographic Maps
USGS topographic maps are available either in print, on the 4th floor of the Mary Idema Pew Library, or electronically. Print maps are arranged alphabetically by state in drawers A1-K11.
There are several options for electronic maps:
- National Map ViewerThe National Map provides access to the USGS's most current topographic map data, as well as other products. Data include: Elevation, Orthoimagery, Hydrography, Geographic Names, Boundaries, Transportation, Structures, and Land Cover.
- Earth ExplorerUse Earth Explorer for historic USGS data or digital line graphs.
- USGS Map LocatorThe USGS map locator allows you to search for any location in the United States and see all USGS Topographical maps available for that locations.
Maps of Michigan are available in print in drawer K12 on the 4th floor of the Mary Idema Pew Library. Historic maps of Michigan are kept in Special Collections, in Seidman House.
National Geographic maps are available on the 4th floor of the Mary Idema Pew Library in drawer K12. These maps are primarily historical and thematic.
Maps from government agencies, including CIA country maps, are available in drawers L1-L8.
All other maps, including road maps and city maps, are available in drawers L11-L14.
Can I check out maps?
Maps are generally non-circulating, meaning you can't take them out of the library, but we do sometimes make exceptions for use in classroom or research. Please contact the Collections team for more information.