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A University of Lethbridge Library guide to finding maps.

Print Map Collection

The University Library's print Map Collection is located on Level-10-South. Included are topographical, thematic, historical and geological maps.

Use the GIS & Spatial Data LibGuide if you are seeking map-related data compatible with GIS software,

Use the free GeoGratis Geospatial Products tool if you require digital NTS topographic maps (PDF / GeoTIFF formats).

A Research Guide to Cartographic Resources

NTS Map Detail -- Lethbridge, Alberta (1965)

Example of NTS map details for 082H/10f (Lethbridge, Alberta, 1965) at 1:25,000 scale. Available in print.

The Alberta 1:25,000 scale historical series has been digitized by the U. of Alberta Libraries and is freely accessible online (TIFF).

Strategies for Finding Maps @ the University of Lethbridge Library

  • LIBRARY CATALOGUE: All available print maps are described in the Library Catalogue. Use it to find the map's location and call number by performing an Advanced Keyword search using a keyword (e.g., "Lethbridge") and limiting results by Location to "UofL Map Collection."  Hint: You can identify maps held in other Library locations (e.g., Government Documents) by limiting results to Material Type "Map."
  • SUMMON: This discovery tool will search for both print and digital maps described in Library Catalogue as well as those held in other locations (e.g., Open Government collections). After a keyword search it is necessary to limit results by "Content Type" > "Map."
  • NTS INDEX MAPS: To identify topographic maps of Canada, use the NTS Index Maps located on top of the map cabinets or use GeoGratis. Maps are available in two standard scales: 1/50,000 and 1/250,000. E.g., 82H (online & print) is the 1:250,000 scale for Lethbridge, Alberta and 82H/10 (online & print ) is the 1:50,000 scale.
  • OTHER: The Finding Tools section of the GIS & Spatial Data LibGuide provides additional electronic discovery tools for locating both print and digital maps (e.g., place-name search).

Frequently Used Series Maps

Digital Maps: Web Resources

SUMMON Search for Maps

Map of City of Lethbridge Compiled by J. F. Hamilton (1909)

Map-Related Subject Headings: Examples