John R. Borchert Map Library

Collection & Services

The John R. Borchert Map Library serves the University of Minnesota community and the State of Minnesota, including other academic institutions, corporate patrons and the general public.

Borchert Map Library student staff members are available to assist patrons in locating materials and using maps and aerial photos.

Scanners are available for use in the Automated Cartographic Information Center and photocopiers are available in the basement level of Wilson Library. Patrons may also bring cameras to the library to photograph fragile maps and materials.

NOTE: For in-depth research assistance please make an appointment

Circulation Policy

University of Minnesota students, staff, faculty, Friends of the Library and special privilege users may borrow books, atlases and maps. Books and atlases circulate for the University Libraries’ standard loan periods. Aerial photographs circulate for four weeks. Maps circulate for one week. Journals circulate for one week.

Large or heavily used atlases and rare materials do not circulate except by special permission. Fragile items do not leave the library and may not be photocopied.

Contact Information

John R. Borchert Map Library
S-76 Wilson Library
309 19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55455



Ryan Mattke, Head

Dana Peterson, Library Assistant

Kevin Dyke, Spatial Data Analyst/Curator

Karen Majewicz, CIC Geospatial Project Metadata Coordinator