GIS at the Library Map Help! (FAQ)

IU Libraries have an extensive map collection and provide access to GIS Resources.

Map Collections:

The Wells Library map collection is the largest in the state of Indiana. The primary focus of the collection is maps of Indiana, but we hold maps from nearly every country in the world. Below are some of the collection highlights, but you may also search IUCat or contact for more maps. See Find Maps for tips on searching for maps in IUCat.

The major map collections of the IUB Libraries are housed on the second floor of the East Tower of the Herman B Wells Library. Some rare maps are located in the Lilly Library.

Indiana Maps

Indiana Maps Online Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Local Maps Topographic Maps of Indiana Aerial Photography

U.S. Maps

Digital Sanborn Maps Database Census Maps Alfred Kinsey Maps Visual Relief Maps Gazetters U.S. Flood Insurance Maps (on CD)

International Maps (Some include U.S. maps)

CIA Maps Russian Military Topographic Maps World War II Newsmaps Zambia Maps

Other map links: Includes historical and current maps from other universities, private collections, and the U.S. government

More Help?

Always check IUCat first, but many maps within the collection are not yet cataloged. However, even uncataloged maps are available for browsing! They are arranged according to the AGS Area Code system. Feel free to come have a look, or contact us at for more help.

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