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Friends Workshop Guide to the Library: American Geographical Society Library

A consolidated list of Library and UWM information and links just for the Friends!

Hours and Contact Information

(414) 229-6282 or 1-800-558-8993 (in the USA)

(414) 229-3624


Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

American Geographical Society Library

The American Geographical Society Library is one of North America’s foremost geography and map collections. Formerly the library and map collection of the American Geographical Society (AGS) of New York, it was transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries in 1978 following a nationwide selection process by the Society. The American Geographical Society Library is located on the third floor, east wing of the Golda Meir Library Building on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The AGS Library presently consists of well over one million items, and includes maps, atlases, books, journals, pamphlets, photographs, slides, Landsat images, and digital spatial data. The scope of its collection is worldwide. Currently, the AGS Library is also the home of the archives of the Association of American Geographers, and an affiliate member of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earth Science Information Center (ESIC) network and its Natural Science Network consortium.

For help or more information visit their page or the contact AGSL directly!