Welcome to the Map Library

The Map Library is a Regional Depository for the United States Geological Survey and Bureau of Land Management, and includes over 1,700 monographs, 270,000 maps and75,000 aerial photographs. The Map Library also holds an extensive collection of ancient maps as well as materials related to toponymics. The materials are for in-house use only.

The Map Library is located in The University of Alabama Department of Geography, together with the Cartographic Research Lab, and the Laboratory for Location Science, making it part of a cluster of excellence in GIS, cartography, and location services.

  • Map Giveaway Event Sept 20-21st

    The Map Library will have another of its popular Map Giveaways on September 20-21st from 10 am-5 pm. This is when we give away old, duplicate maps for FREE! Please come by and pick up a map (or twenty!) of your favorite parks, the coolest cities and your great grandma’s piece of land in Minnesota.

  • Help wanted!

    Passionate about maps? The Map Library is looking for a work-study student to help out with the collection during the Fall. Apply by emailing jengstrom@ua.edu.

  • A pile of (new) maps!

    Look at this beautiful pile of maps, brought to the Map Library today by UA Geography graduate and former Map Library assistant Lisa from Chicago! Thanks Lisa!