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Map & Atlas Collections: Plan a Visit

Map & Rare Atlas Access

Map & Rare Atlas Collection Access 

Northwestern University's Map and Atlas Collections are now located in Main Library Room B190. The map collection is not browsable. For an appointment contact: Government, Geographic, Business & Data Library or with your preferred dates and times.

Phone: (847) 467- 6441 or (847) 467-3679

If the Map Specialist or Government Documents Librarian are not available, patrons are requested to make an appointment to examine map and rare atlas collection materials. Appointments are needed due to the fact that our map cases are locked and retrieval and viewing of maps and rare atlases requires assistance. If a patron has not made an appointment, every attempt to accommodate the request will be made, when time permits.