Digital Map Libraries

Ithaca Maps

The Map Collection in Olin Library offers instruction, reference, and consulting as well as access to scanners and GIS software.. Currently, it contains over 300,000 paper maps, and 1,000 books and atlases . The collections and services are available to all students, faculty, and staff of Cornell University and also to visitors from outside the University.

Map Staff are available to answer your questions, to help you identify pertinent materials, and to assist you in using the map storage area. They can help you to locate maps for your research or for classroom presentation. We provide e-mail reference service to the Cornell community as well as non-Cornell patrons. Please use our online request form to post a question or to schedule a consultation.

The Map Room is located on the Lower Level of Olin Library. See below for information about our collections, services, and hours of operation, including links to useful geographic and cartographic internet sites.


The library has quite a few maps of Ithaca and the area, many historical, some online. Find them by searching in the library catalog.