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Location, Hours and Contact Information

The Map Collection is located in Wilson Library 1 West (WL 170).  


Spring Quarter (March 29, 2016 - June 10, 2016)

  • Monday - Friday          11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday      Closed

Intersession (June 11, 2016 - June 20, 2016)

  • Monday - Friday        11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
  • Saturday - Sunday    Closed 

Summer Quarter (June 21, 2016 - August 19, 2016)

  • Monday - Friday          11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday      Closed

Independence Day

  • Monday, July 4, 2016  Closed

Intersession (August 20, 2016 - September 20, 2016)

  • Monday - Friday           Closed 


We can also be reached by email or phone (360) 650-3272.


What Does The Eagle Mean?

WWU is a part of the Federal Depository Library Program.  That means the U.S. government sends us publications for free - including maps - and Western is required to make them available to the general public.  There are over 1,000 federal depository libraries and they are all marked with the eagle logo.  (Northwest Indian College in Whatcom County is another one.)

More about Western's Government Information collection.

More about the Federal Depository Library Program.


We would like to thank everyone for their generous contributions of materials and/or monetary gifts throughout the years.  To make a financial contribution, please email Rob Lopresti or phone (360) 650-3342.  Donations can also be made online or by mail to the Western Foundation, Western Washington University, 516 High Street MS-9034, Bellingham, WA  98225-9034.  Please designate your contribution to Western Libraries and identify "Map Collection" as the area you wish to support.  

Your donations go toward the programming and materials needs of the collection and to support the academic mission of Western Libraries and Western Washington University.  

New Maps!

Click here to see lists of maps Western has recently received, and maps that have been newly added to the online catalog.  (Scroll down the page to New Maps.)


The Map Collection is home to more than 100,000 maps and other cartographic resources.  


Upcoming Events

Speaking of Maps Program (Past Speakers)


Map Collection Sustainability Award

We recently received Sustainability Office Certification!  You can read about it at the WWU Sustainability Office website.


Rob Lopresti

Haggard Hall 224

Office Hours: Tu 2-3, F 9-10
Website / Blog Page


Korean students visit map collection