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.

  • A sneak peek…

    …into what will become the… Alabama Room? …Southern Collection? As we are working on preparing this room, filled with maps and books about Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the South, we are also contemplating what to call this collection. Either way, keep your eyes open for when it opens to the public in the Spring of 2019!

  • Last Map Giveaway of 2018!

    November 12-13th the Map Library will organize the last Map Giveaway for the year! Come by an pick up maps of you favorite places! The maps are great for Christmas gifts, arts and crafts, and to simply pin to the wall!

  • GIS Day Nov 14th

    Check out our program for the mappiest day of the year!