Map Collection

The Map Collection is in Lewis Library, Fine Hall Wing.

Hours: the collection is available whenever Lewis Library is open.


T. Wangyal Shawa

GIS Librarian


Berthalicia Harvey

Map Collection Supervisor


This non-circulating collection is geographically comprehensive and contains extensive holdings of contemporary physical, political and thematic print maps and cartographic materials issued by local, federal, and commercial agencies, foreign governments, and international organizations. The focus of the collection is contemporary maps, although some geologic and topographic maps dating from the mid-nineteenth century are held. Facilities include a large-format color scanner and HP DesignJet printer. 

** Maps stored on Fine Hall wing B-Floor will need to be paged from the closed collection, so please plan ahead. Maps can be paged whenever the library is open.

Note: The primary collection for pre-1918 maps is the Historic Map Collection in the Rare Books and Special Collections Deparartment, located in Firestone Library.

GEOMAP is the online catalog of Princeton University's Map Collection.  
The catalog does not yet hold records for all maps in the collection. Currently the Map Collection houses over 325,000 maps. If upon searching GEOMAP, you are not successful in locating what you need or have questions about the collection, please contact the Map Room Staff. A project is underway to transfer these records into the online library catalog, and to add substantive information to each record.