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Maps & Geospatial: Maps

Detailed information on finding maps at Penn State

Maps Collections - Penn State

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries are home to over 300,000 maps.

Search for Maps in The CAT

  • Search for, and request, maps across all Libraries' locations using The CAT
  • To begin searching: Use the Advanced Search page
  • Use keywords that answer the questions:
    • What place do I want to see?
    • What type of material (format) am I looking for?
    • What type of map do I want? (topographic, tourist, etc.)

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You can also limit your search by Material Type:

  • use Advanced Search screen
  • in the drop-down menu for Material Type select Map

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Tip! When you have located a map using the CAT, be sure to write down the entire call number and its location. If the map is located at a campus or branch other than the one you normally visit, you may request that it be sent to your location by clicking on the blue I Want It button.