A comprehensive atlas collection provides general and thematic maps for most countries and regions of the world. Thematic map sheets are also acquired for parts of the world with the main concentration on Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the United States and Europe. Typical subjects include geology, climate, soils, water, population, land use, economics, elections, transportation, urban affairs, history.
The book collection includes gazetteers, bibliographies of maps, and material on cartography and the history of cartography.
Borrowing Map Material
Map materials do not circulate except in very rare cases.
Requests for exceptions should be directed to Data, Map, and
Geographic Information Systems (DMGC) staff.
Contact the Map Library for details.
The following items do not circulate at all, no exceptions:
Generally, all maps and aerial photos of the Toronto Region
All maps of Toronto in 3524.T6-T69 call numbers
Aerial photos of Toronto (AP1 sets)
Copy 1 of topographic maps of the Toronto area. NTS numbers 30 M/11-15 at 1:50,000 and 1:25,000
All other parts of series in 3501, 3521 and 3522 falling in the Toronto region
All Ontario Soil Surveys texts (call number 3501/J3/63/1928-).
Maps in poor condition (i.e. fragile paper, tears along edges etc.)
Any 'R' call numbers (which must be brought up from storage)