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About Topomaps Inventory

Some topographic maps issued by the US Geological Survey (USGS) have been collected by the Library of Science and Medicine (LSM) at Rutgers University. For the popular 7.5-minute quadrangle maps, only the maps of New Jersey and those that show a border with New Jersey have been retained.

Although many New Jersey maps can be found in the QuickSearch, most topographic maps are not cataloged. This in-house Topomaps Inventory database was created to help users determine which maps are available at LSM.

Once a map has been identified, locating it can be a challenge due to the size and arrangement of the collection. You are encouraged to consult a reference librarian at LSM if you need assistance.

Many topomaps are now available on the web. Please consult our "Related Topomaps Web Sites" for access. Depending on your needs, you may want to visit some of them before making a trip to the library.