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Maps and Atlases  

This guide will demonstrate how to locate maps and atlases.
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Maps and Atlases

Maps and atlases are useful tools to add an illustration to your research paper, to provide a diagram for your research thesis or to explain the terrain of a particular battle.

Maps and atlases may be found in various locations of the library.

There are two special cases for atlases in the Periodical room on Floor 2 / East of the library.  The Library of Congress classification system for maps and atlases is in the G section.  They may also be found in that section (G) of both the Reference collection on Floor 2/ West of the library and in the (G) section of the circulating book collection on Floor 3 / West.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering has a small library on the 5th floor of Washington Hall wherein you may also find additional maps and atlases.

West Point also has a specialized Map Library located on the seventh (7) floor of Washington Hall.  Here you can find current maps of almost any localized region of the world.  The Map Library is open Monday – Friday 0800 – 1600.  Mr Richard Ipri is in charge and may be contacted on ext. 4322 or by e-mail.

The Department of History also has digitized atlases on their Department website.  Available at:


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