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We are excited to share our new Library catalog and search tool! We hope that you will find it easy to search and explore our collections. If you need help, have questions, or want to share feedback, visit the Ask a Librarian page.

Maps and Atlases

This is a guide to finding maps and atlases in print and online.

Print Maps and Maps on Microfilm

Search for maps and atlases in our online catalog using some of the following subject headings:

  • Maps (or maps as a subdivision following a geographic name)
  • Atlases
  • Aeronautical charts
  • Historical geography--Maps
  • Topographic maps
  • World maps

Many of our printed maps are in the U.S. Government Documents collection.

Collections of maps in book form are kept in the Reference collection and also in the Main collection. Check the online catalog for their location and call numbers.

Special Map Collections at Vassar

Vassar has several map collections:

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1867-1950 (See page on Sanborn Maps)

USGS Topographic Maps (See Topographic Maps)

Archives and Special Collections Rare Maps and Atlases

Print Map Collections at Other Libraries