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The Map Library is a predominantly contemporary collection of maps and GIS data supporting research and teaching and is international in scope. Currently there are over 270,000 maps, 2,000 atlases, 350 gazetteers, 500 reference books, and various CD-ROMs in the Map Library. 

The Map Library also features GIS data, a GIS workstation with ArcGIS software as well as scanning and printing services. Access to many cartographic resources, including GIS data, can be found in the University Library catalog ( KentLINK), as well as through the Campus VPN for restricted data and mapping services. 

The Map Library is part of the Federal Depository Library program and receives the most recently published maps of the United States Geological Survey and other United States government agencies.


McGilvrey Hall is located on the corner of South Lincoln and Summit Streets and the Map Library occupies rooms 406 - 410. The closest metered parking is in the Rockwell Hall lot access through South Lincoln Street and down the hill from McGilvrey. There is also some metered parking on Hilltop Drive. Visitor's parking is available at the Kent Student Center lot off of Summit Street. This is a partial campus map showing the location of McGilvrey Hall; the Kent State University web site provides on how to get to the campus. Additional directions can be found on the University's building search page.
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