Until further notice, access to the Map Library is limited to library staff only.

For access to many of our maps, aerial photographs, and other physical materials, please search for the item in Libraries search. Sign in and place a “Get It” request and you can pick up items at one of our four open buildings — Wilson, Walter, Health Sciences, and Magrath libraries — or have them delivered to your office or residence hall.

For access to non-circulating materials or for in-depth research assistance, please send an email to mapref@umn.edu.

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Plat maps & atlases

Land ownership maps and atlases for Minnesota cities and counties.
 

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Aerial photography

Extensive print and digital collection of aerial photography for the State of Minnesota.

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Digital collections

Explore our digital collections, including historical maps of the Twin Cities, India, and Southeast Asia.

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Geospatial data

Includes web portals for locating GIS datasets, GIS software, and adding GIS data into your research.

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Databases & tools

Map and geography resources licensed by the University Libraries.

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Special projects

Collaborations with researchers, campus partners, and other academic institutions.

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Topographic maps

Maps showing physical land features, boundaries, place names, and more.

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World city maps

Online collections of maps for cities around the world.
 

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Gazetteers & place names

Search for place names in the United States and around the world.

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About Dr. Borchert

Learn more about the Map Library's namesake.