Map Collection: Home

Western Libraries contains a collection of maps from all over the world, but the main focus is on the Pacific Northwest.

Location, Hours and Contact Information

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

Spring Quarter (April 3, 2018 - June 15, 2018)


  • Monday - Friday          11 a.m. - 3 p.m or by appointment
  • Saturday & Sunday     Closed

Between Spring and Fall Quarter (June 18-September 25) the Map Collection will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, to prepare for its move to a new, better location (Wilson Library 2 East). 

For assistance: 

Rob Lopresti (360) 650-3342

Madeline Kelly (360) 650-4320

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.

Giving to the Map Collection

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.  


The Map Collection is home to more than 70,000 maps and other cartographic resources.  


Upcoming Events

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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.