Skip Navigation Links  The Library of Congress >> Researchers
Geography and Map Reading Room (Geography and Map Division)

About the Division
History and Background
Geography and Maps: An Illustrated Guide

Reference Services
Reference Policies
Guides to the Collections
G&M Finding Aids
Map Reproductions

Digital Collections
Online Map Collections
Places in History
Places in the News!
MrSID and JPEG 2000 Viewers

Acquisitions, Cataloging,
Collection Management
, Exhibitions

Friends Group
Philip Lee Phillips Society

External Links
Online Resources

New online, this month
monthly maps icon

G & M Maps online
Geography & Map Division
Map Collections
using a new interface
American Memory maps online
The American Memory format of viewing maps is still available.
101 Independence Ave. SE
Madison Bldg, Room LM B01
Washington, D.C. 20540-4650
Contact Information
Map showing location

Weekdays, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Closed Weekends
& Federal Holidays

Ask a Librarian
Ask a LibrarianWant to ask the reference staff a question about the cartographic collections?

Request reproductions of LC maps

Places in History icon Places in History
150th Anniversary of the
U.S. Civil War (2011-2115)

Twitter LOCMaps News and information about the premier map collections of the Library of Congress

The Geography and Map Division (G&M) has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world with collections numbering over 5.5 million maps, 80,000 atlases, 6,000 reference works, over 500 globes and globe gores, 3,000 raised relief models, and a large number of cartographic materials in other formats, including over 38,000 CDs/DVDs. The online Map Collections represents only a small fraction that have been converted to digital form. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are in public domain, meaning those which are not covered by copyright.

  The Library of Congress >> Researchers
  October 19, 2012
Legal | External Link Disclaimer

Contact Us:  
Ask a Librarian