Maps are acquired to support the University's curricula and research activities. They are obtained through direct purchase, government depository programs, gifts, and other methods. The collection includes world, international, national, state, regional, and local maps as well as subject specific and thematic maps. These materials supplement the reference collection of atlases and gazetteers and are housed near them in the Reference Room.
The reserve collections consist of books and other materials which are borrowed from the general collection or that are on loan from a faculty member as well materials in electronic formats. Items borrowed from the general collection are returned when no longer needed for reserve. Most reserve materials may be used only in the library; however, a few selected sources circulate overnight or longer at the request of the faculty member placing the items on reserve.
In addition to course-related books, pamphlets, and periodical articles placed on reserve by faculty, the collection houses the following:
Faculty, University personnel and professional
Library staff may request that materials be placed in this collection,
but ultimate responsibility for inclusion lies with the Public Services