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Close up of University Park Area (unlabeled) showing Lovers Lane and Snider Plaza, 1930, Edwin J. Foscue Map Library

Edwin J. Foscue Map Library

The map library is currently closed due to renovation at the Fondren Library Center.
The library will likely reopen in Spring 2016 and be available by appointment only.

More information about the renovation.

Located in Fondren Library Center, The Foscue Map Library is one of the preeminent collections of cartographic resources in the American Southwest. It supports the key disciplines of geology, archaeology and anthropology, history, sociology, political science, and environmental science.

Spatial Literacy & GIS Services

The SMU Initiative for Spatial Literacy (Spat.Lit) provides leadership in developing and coordinating geospatial and GIS data services and programs throughout the University. Learn more.

Holdings (partial list)

  • USGS & State Geological Survey Topographic & Geologic Maps (current and historical)
  • International, National, Geographic and Thematic Maps and Atlases (including historical)
  • AAA US State and City Road Maps (1960-2010)
  • US National Park and National Forest Service Maps
  • NOAA Nautical & FAA Aeronautical Navigation Charts (selected)
  • US Department of Agriculture & State Agency Soil Survey Publications
  • Books and other aids for locating and understanding maps

Research Guide

Locating Materials

Cataloging of maps is an ongoing project and only a fraction of the holding records are currently available in the library catalog. Please email for a more accurate and complete indication of what is available.

Maps Research Guide

Please also see the Maps Research Guide for additional information about the Map Library holdings, cartography in general, other map collections and resources.

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