Maps and Atlases
Printed maps and atlases are located in both the Armstrong Library and the Davis Family Library.
In most cases the best place to start your research is the Maps and GIS guide.
Students, faculty and staff who cannot locate a desired map in the Middlebury Libraries can borrow maps through Interlibrary Loan.
Maps at Armstrong Library
Generally, Armstrong Library has printed sheet maps, books, and journals related to human and physical geography and geology.
The Armstrong Library maintains Middlebury’s collection of topographical maps, including U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic quadrangles. The library holds the latest editions of most series, and these may be checked out for two weeks. All editions of the Vermont series are retained; the two most recent editions may be checked out but older editions are kept in a locked case and do not circulate. The library owns multiple copies of some Vermont maps.
Maps at Davis Family Library
Davis Family Library has political and social science publications, and almost all government publications, including maps produced by government agencies other than the USGS. For example, the Davis Family Library holds Middlebury’s extensive collection of maps made by the CIA.
The Davis Family Library also has a large number of books dealing with the geography of nations, regions, and other places around the world, as well as many of the Middlebury’s reference atlases.