The print map collection is on the second floor of the Barry J Marshall Library.
Maps held in the Map Library are classified using the Library of Congress Classification System. Other items are classified using the Dewey Decimal Classification used in other Library collections.
Call numbers using the Library of Congress (LC) system look like this:
Map series are classified at the most generic geographical classification (ie each map in the series is not individually classified).
Each geographic area has its own number in the LC system. A rough outline is below:
|Class Number||Geographic region|
|G3180-3197||Universe, moon, celestial maps|
|G3200-3202||Whole world maps|
|G3240-3272||Whole world climate regions|
Western Australian maps will generally be in the range of G9020 and G9021, and also found within Australian map series found at G8960.
Maps in the collection may be in one of three locations. The location is included in the call number.
|Location description in OneSearch||Location|
|Map book collection||Shelves|
|Map folded collection||Shelves|
|Map vertical collection||Compactus cabinets|
|Special Collection Maps||Special Collections in the Reid Library|
Australian map series (topographic and thematic) are available in scales of
Each series has only one OneSearch entry. All sheets in a series are filed together in sheet number order.
For more information on map numbering click here