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Map Collection

PLEASE NOTE:  This collection is currently available by appointment only.  Please make arrangements with Kathryn Leigh (413-577-0175, ) or with a subject liaison librarian.

The Map Collection exists to gather, preserve, and make available cartographic materials within the W.E. B. Du Bois Library. It is located on the 2nd floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.

The Collection houses over 120,000 printed maps, charts, plans, aerial views, atlases, and other cartographic renderings depicting the universe, the world, the oceans, continents, countries, all of the United States and major cities.  Thematic map subjects include the environmental and geosciences, land use, human and cultural geography, biogeography, economy, political boundaries, mines and mineral resources, recreation areas, travel and transportation, history, and many other subject areas. Maps of Massachusetts form a special focal area for the Collection, including recent and historic maps of the Commonwealth and its communities.  Older and rare maps are located within the Historic Map Collection of the Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Current index of maps (PDF)

The pages and links on this website will help to identify and locate materials in the Map Collection, additional University of Massachusetts resources and extensive digital resources for geographic information.

**  Extensive online Map resources may be found here, courtesy of the Perry-Casteneda Library at the University of Texas. **


Maps Collection

  • W.E.B. Du Bois Library
  • 154 Hicks Way
  • Amherst, MA 01003-9275
  • (413) 545-2397