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Maps, Maps, and More Maps

The Youngblood Energy (Geology) Library has more than 150,000 maps.  

Types of maps:

  • Topographic
  • Geologic
  • Stratigraphic
  • Structural
  • Tectonic
  • Oil and Gas
  • Land Use
  • Railroad
  • Highway
  • Tourist (city, state, country)

Arrangement of Maps:

  • Most maps are arranged geographically (by country or by state) and are shelved in flat map case drawers.  Each drawer has a unique number.
  • Maps-in-series are arranged by series number and are shelved in lateral files.

Maps can also be found in the OU Libraries at:

Norman, OK Topographic Map

How to Find a Map in the Youngblood Library

1.  How to find a topographic (topo) map  (Map case drawers #T1-T300) 

  • More than 50,000 maps
  • Drawers are arranged alphabetically by state.
  • Within each state, maps are arranged alphabetically by quadrangle name.  
  • Don't know the quadrangle name?  We can help you at the Youngblood Library information desk.
  • We keep all editions of topo maps, with the most recent on top. 

2.  How to find a domestic or international map (non-topographic)  (Map case drawers #1-465)

  • Easiest way:  find the drawer(s) for the country or state and look through the maps inside
  • Another option:  search the library's catalog, Discover Local, by subject:  e.g., geology France maps

3.  How to find an Oklahoma map (non-topographic)  (Map case drawers #80-92)

  • More than 1,000 maps
  • Search the library's catalog, Discover Local, by subject:  e.g., geology Oklahoma Cleveland County maps


Finding Maps Online

Many maps are now available online at: