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Buffalo, New York in Maps, Charts, and Images: UB Collection

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2020 9:50 AM

UB Collection

In the UB Map Collection

The UB Libraries Map Collection has maps, charts, and aerial and satellite photos, and online maps of Buffalo and Western New York. These maps are in a variety of scales and describe many different aspects of the city and the region.

Maps of Buffalo are located either under a Library of Congress call number, or under the U.S. Government, Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) numbering system. All of these maps may be located using the Libraries' Catalog, and then retrieving the desired map from the map drawer.

Search Tip: When searching the Libraries' Catalog you may find listings using the following search tip: Enter a subject search, beginning with buffalo n y--maps. Example:

s = buffalo ny--maps

This will locate almost all Buffalo maps. To locate topographic maps of Buffalo, enter:

s = buffalo ny--maps topographic

Among this collection are historical topographic maps. These are older topographic maps (1895-1950) that are kept in the Map Collection Reference Room. Searching the Libraries' Catalog is the same as for regular topographic maps. To see some examples of these maps, view the link below:

Historical Topographic Maps of Buffalo

For further assistance, please contact the Lockwood Library Reference Desk, by calling 716-645-2820 or via email


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Kimberly Plassche
108A Lockwood Library
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260