Will I Be Able to Find Maps?
Yes. The Documents Department collects maps, primarily of the five-state region (Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado), and has:
- USGS topographical maps (paper and CD-ROM)
- Surface Management maps
- county highway maps for Texas.
- soil survey maps
The 7.5 minute USGS topographical maps of the five-state region are shelved on the north side of the map cases, alphabetically by state and then by map name. Primary copies of the Panhandle region do not circulate, please ask for a secondary circulating copy. The rest of the collection is organized by SuDoc number. Ask for help at the Documents Desk.
The soil survey maps of the five-state region are shelved in the US Docs shelves. Look up the call number in the online catalog. Primary copies of the Panhandle region do not circulate, please ask for a secondary circulating copy. Soil surveys are also available online at the NRCS Web Soil Survey. Older (pre 1950) soil surveys are also available in print or online at The Portal to Texas History.
To find other maps from the BLM, Census or CIA, use the Cornette Library's Online Catalog and set limits to the format of "map" or use the GPO Monthly Catalog via FirstSearch for maps older than 1995.