About the Map Collection
The Map Collection at the University at Buffalo is the largest in Western New York. It contains over 350,000 maps, 6,000 aerial photos, and more than 500 atlases covering all regions of the world, with emphasis on Buffalo and Erie County, New York State, the United States, and Canada. There are also cartographic resources on the University at Buffalo.
The Map Collection is located in Room 316 on the third floor of Capen Hall in the Silverman Library. It is open from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday and is closed Saturday, Sunday, and holidays (see hours). Reference assistance, including online searching, cartographic interpretation, and information regarding the purchase of maps, is available: please contact the Reference Desk 645-2945 or send e-mail at email@example.com. The Map Librarian is David J. Bertuca.
Class instruction and research workshops can be provided upon request. Contact the Map Librarian David Bertuca, by calling 645-1332 or via e-mail to schedule a research consultation or instructional session. Office hours for map reference are: Tuesday 10-12 / Thursday 1-3.
Most of the maps in the Collection have been cataloged and are included in BISON the UB Libraries Catalog. The Map Collection is arranged using several methods. Maps are arranged by: 1. title (alphabetical); 2. by Library of Congress call number; 3. by U.S. Government SuDocs number (for government-issued maps). Using the Libraries Catalog will assist you in determining which system to use for a particular map/atlas.
Last Update: 4 April, 2013