Almost all atlases include maps, and also often contain supplementary information on their subjects.
The Library's atlases and maps are located on the second floor, in multiple cases. Some of the most-used atlases, like reference books, can be consulted in-house only. Other atlases are part of the circulating collection and can be checked out.
The main physical Maps Collection is on the Library's 2nd floor within cabinets and cases. Highlights of the collection, include:
Maps in this collection may be checked out of the library!
You'll get the classification number/letter combination you need to find a map, also known as the call number, in the record retrieved from your Start my Research search.
Maps with differing call number systems are in separate drawers in the Maps Collection cabinets, and the three systems share roughly similar concepts i.e., the call numbers are in alphabetical and numeric order, are read left-to-right, etc. All maps published by the State of Colorado are located in the drawer labeled “Colorado.” Some maps are differently sized, so you might need to look at the cases on both sides of the collection.
Remember, if you need help finding a map, the library staff will be more than happy to assist you!
Historic Maps & Atlases: Enhanced for Cultural, Political, and Societal Analysis
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Historic Maps & Atlases: General
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