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Location, Hours and Contact Information
The Map Collection is located in Wilson Library 2 East (WL 290).
Update 8/4/20: Western Libraries buildings will remain closed to library patrons through the end of fall quarter, but the library continues to be open online and is providing online access to library services and collections. Map Collection staff are working remotely so you if you need assistance please contact us at email@example.com.
- Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - 3 p.m, and additional times by appointment
- Saturday & Sunday - Closed
To schedule an appointment, tour, or instructional session please call us at (360) 650-3272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.)
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 Madeline Kelly or phone (360) 650-4320. 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 a multidisciplinary collection of cartographic materials, housing over 75,000 contemporary and historic maps including atlases, reference books, and globes. The collections covers many areas of the world, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest region, and parts of western and northern Canada. The collection supports the teaching, learning, and research needs of students and educators at all levels and academic fields, as well as community members and the general public. We offer tours, in-class instructional sessions, research assistance, and public programming to promote the discovery and use of the collection.
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