Map & Aerial Photography (MAP) Library
Circulation Policies and Procedures
The University of Oregon Map and Aerial Photography Collection is a part of the Knight Library's Document Center. While anyone may consult the MAP Collection and request assistance from staff, borrowers should be part of the Oregon University System (OUS) either as a student, staff or faculty member. Non-OUS affiliated persons can purchase a borrowers card from the Circulation Desk at the front of the Knight Library.
The MAP Collection has four material types, each with its own circulation policy and procedure:
Atlases and Reference Books
Atlases and reference books do not circulate except under special circumstances. They may be consulted in the MAP Collection only. Please contact the map librarian for permission to borrow.
Folded maps found in the public area of the MAP Collection [indicated by a (vf) or (Sci vf) at the end of the call number] circulate to UO or other OUS academic patrons for a one week period. Faculty may borrow maps for a two week period. Before the due date, borrowers can stop by in person or us the online catalog to renew for another week. Further renewals must be made with the maps in hand.
Sheet maps, historic maps, and National Survey maps (other than the United States) do not circulate. There are a number of options for making copies of maps.
Aerial photographs do not circulate outside the Library. After requesting and receiving their photography, OUS patrons are required to duplicate photos with the 11x17 scanner in the Document Center area. Scanned aerial photos can be saved to a CD, DVD, flash drive, or transferred to other Oregon University System locations. Only faculty may check photography out of the library to be used for instructional purposes.
Given the immense size of the Aerial Photography collection, only trained MAP Collection staff can retrieve photography. Public browsing of photography is not permitted, however, photo mosaic indexes for some projects are available in the public areas. Please allow for a 3 business day turnaround time when making a aerial photo request. For more information on our Aerial Photography collection and request procedures, please see our Map and Aerial Photography Research Service (MAPRS).
Geospatial Data and CD-ROM Software
Our geospatial data is available in the Learning Commons shared data folder, via our website, and on disk. Most geospatial data on disk does not circulate, however consumer mapping products and commonly available items are borrowable. Check the library catalog for availability. Data held in the Map Collection can be copied to a CD, DVD, or flash drive. Please bring such items with you to the Map Collection. We do not sell any type of disks.
Some geospatial data is restricted due to licensing agreements. These items will be made available only to faculty, students, or staff of the University of Oregon.