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About the Map Collection

The main collection of is stored flat in large metal cases at the back of the 5th floor of Cofrin Library (Green Bay campus). Older or more fragile maps are housed in the Special Collections Department on 7th Floor (UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center). Maps are for library use only and normally do not circulate.

Most general maps, sets of USGS topographic maps, and single sheet maps, are found in the main map collection. The maps in the main collection are classified (arranged) according to the Library of Congress system, just like the books in our circulating collection. You need to consult Search@UW to find materials in the main map collection.

Searching the Map Collection

Maps can be found in Search@UW.

Here are a few guidelines for searching maps:

  • Search UWGB Books, media & more: Use this facet to limit results to items available in the library's physical and online collections. It does not include items located at other UW System libraries.
  • Limit by item type: On the search results page, click on Maps under Resource Type.
  • Keyword-Boolean search: You can combine major words in the title or topic you need with map? to search for records that have the word map or maps in them. EXAMPLE: wisconsin AND map? However, doing your search this way will also retrieve books that have a few plates of maps in them.