Q. Will I be able to find maps in Government Documents?
Yes. The Documents Unit collects maps, primarily of the five-state region (Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado), and has:
- USGS topographical maps (print and CD-ROM)
- Surface Management maps
- county highway maps for Texas
- soil survey maps
The 7.5 minute USGS topographic maps of the five-state region are shelved on the west side of the map cases, alphabetically by state and then by map name. Primary copies of the Texas Panhandle region do not circulate, please ask for a secondary circulating copy. The rest of the collection is organized by SuDoc number. See explanations for 7.5 minute quadrangles or topographic maps. Ask for help at the Documents Desk.
The soil survey maps of the five-state region are shelved in the US Docs shelves. Look up the call number in the online catalog. Primary copies of the Texas Panhandle region do not circulate, please ask for a secondary circulating copy. Soil surveys are also available online at the NRCS Web Soil Survey. Older (pre-1950) soil surveys are also available in print in the library or online at The Portal to Texas History.
To find other maps from the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), Census, or CIA, use the library's online catalog and set limits to the format of "map." Since the library catalog does not include all maps published before 1995, use the GPO Monthly Catalog via FirstSearch to search for SuDoc numbers of maps older than 1995.