Map Services Fact Sheet
- InterLibrary Services (ILS)
- Large-format Printer
- Cartographic Information File (CIF)
- Tours, Lectures, and Orientations
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- ESIC (Earth Science Information Center)
Faculty, staff, and students of the University of Tennessee can borrow Map Services materials. Students of local community colleges, employees of some local agencies and businesses, and the general public may also borrow materials if their school or business has arranged for these privileges, or if they, as private citizens, have subscribed to the University Libraries services. Subscriber cards are available through the main Circulation Department in Hodges Library.
All Map Services reference services and tools are available to the general public as well as to UT staff and students. These services and tools include aerial photography and remote sensing records, place name searches, cartobibliographies, alternate resource listings, and many other useful items. The Map Services staff makes every effort to be at least the next-to-last place you have to look for the materials you need. If we do not have what you are looking for, it is our goal to help you locate another source.
A reserve section is provided for faculty who choose to assign maps in courses taught here at UT or other local colleges. The Map Services Staff also keep records from year to year of the materials used in these classes to assist faculty in reassembling their future reserve collections. These lists can be kept confidential if a faculty member so desires.
Many maps are available through Interlibrary Services. The Map Services Staff can assist patrons in identifying desirable map publications and materials, and can then refer patrons to other libraries which will be willing to loan said materials. There are thousands of map libraries around the world in academic, public, government, and corporate settings. Most of these resources are linked together through networks and associations, many of which the UTK Map Servies is a part.
Map Services has both a standard office copier and a KIP 3100 B+W oversize copier. The KIP can copy items as wide as 36 inches. The regular charge is $2.00 for 2' X 3' copies or $1.00 per linear foot for larger copies. Copies on the office copier require a UTK Allstar account.
Patrons accept all copyright responsibilities for the materials they copy. As an academic library, Map Services is protected under Title 17 of the US Code against copyright damages for copied materials. We do, however, actively discourage any and all copyright infringement resulting from the use of our equipment.
Free scanning is available for UT Affiliates for scholarly (non-commercial) purpose. There is a limit of 6 free scans per semester. See The University of Tennessee Libraries Reproduction Services Fee Schedule for additional scanning fee information. Eligible Map Services materials must be scanned in Map Services. Other scanning needs can be handled at The Studio
The CIF includes information about companies and agencies that produce
cartographic materials. The agencies and companies included fall into any
one of six main categories: U.S. Federal (USF), U.S. Commercial (USC),
U.S. State (USS), Foreign Federal (FF), Foreign Commercial (FC), or
International (I). Catalogs, addresses, and correspondence are the main
types of information kept in this file. The Map Services staff are continually
expanding the CIF to include more worldwide sources of information.
An online version of the CIF is now available via similar categories as those mentioned above.
Tours, orientations, and lecture space are offered by the Map Services Staff. The Map Services Staff can accommodate the needs of college and professional level tours, as well as grade school or community level tours. Please call to arrange a visit or to reserve the Map Services instructional area for your own class or lecture.
Map Services serves as an Earth Science Information Center for the state of Tennessee. As a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ESIC Office, Map Services can provide information on the publication and availability of government produced maps as well as many other helpful and informative publications dealing with the earth sciences.
Map & Geospatial Data Librarian:
Map Services Departmental Supervisor: