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North Carolina

Check the library catalog first to identify maps you need.  Most thematic maps covering North Carolina are filed in the maps collection by LC or sudoc call numbers, or in thematic sections of the map collection.   The catalog will provide call numbers and locations. 

Topographic Maps

The library has USGS topographic maps for North Carolina in the 1:24,000 scale. Details...

Census Maps

For comprehensive information about Census maps and data, see the Census Data Guides and related webpages.

Interactive Maps

North Carolina is well-represented on agency interactive mapping web sites.  See our links from the Interactive Mapping Sites web page.


There are a few maps of historical interest in a small, browseable section of the North Carolina map case.  These thematic maps include highway and transportation maps, aerial photographs, soil maps, land use project plans, and county outline maps.  Labels on the map case will direct you to the relevant drawers for browsing.


For more information, use Ask Us or contact:

Jeff Essic
Data Services Librarian
(919) 515-5698