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Contains resources for maps and geospatial research and instruction

Note: NYS Pathfinder

The NYS Map Pathfinder is a top-level web page in this subject guide that links to digital images of historical maps.

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NY State and Long Island Maps

Maps of New York State and Long Island can be found in many places. In the U.S. sheet maps section, you can find a wide range of town maps, thematic maps, and aerial photographs. Note that the maps for New York City and Long Island file together after the other New York State maps (rather than by Library of Congress call number). If this were not the case, maps of New York City and Long Island towns would be interfiled with other towns in New York State.

Topographic maps of New York State are filed in alphabetical order with the other topographic maps. The index for the 7.5 minute topographic maps of New York should be on top of the map cabinet. The older 15 minute maps are kept in the locked map case after the 7.5 minute maps. Note that the most recent topographic maps for Long Island are produced by New York State rather than by the U.S.G.S. These are cataloged and filed separately in the U.S. sheet map section (Map G3800.S24.N41).

A selection of town maps, road maps, and tourist information for New York State, Long Island, and New York City is kept in the map collection area. These maps are in section V, identified on the Map of the Map Collection.

Many historical maps of New York and Long Island can be found in the Map Collection area and in the Special Collections Department. A large and growing collection of local and regional maps is also available in computerized form (see the Online Maps tab).