Map Library successfully pass U.S. Government Publishing Office inspection

University of Alabama has been a federal depository since 1860, and the Map Library houses the map portion of these federal documents. As such, it has to be inspected every few years.

According to government regulations, the maps must be stored in a controlled environment to limit map decay, be accessible to the public, and be stored in a wheelchair accessible environment. The Map Library’s current location on the 3rd floor of Farrah Hall meets all of these requirements.