United Nations Dag Hammarskj÷ld Library : Map Library

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World Regions




The Map Collection houses over 80,000 maps, some 3,000 atlases, gazetteers, travel guides, reference works and digital products:

  • thematic topics such as climate, communications, economics, energy, geology, politics, population and transportation
  • topographic maps up to a scale of 1:250,000, as well as of 1:50,000
  • plans for major cities
  • gazetteers published by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, and national and regional toponymic gazetteers from other countries and publishers
  • travel guides (Baedecker, Blue Guides, Fodors, Insight, Lonely Planet, Michelin and Rand McNally)
  • publications on international boundaries, including from the International Boundary Research Unit (Durham, UK)
  • up-to-date information on flag specifications and national anthems

Most of the material in the collection is for reference use and does not circulate. Arrangements can be made for copying, and there are also large layout tables and a light table to facilitate working with maps and atlases.



Hours :

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Room L-105
Dag Hammarskj÷ld Library 
United Nations
New York, NY 10017

Tel: (212) 963-3000



United Nations Initiatives on Global Geospatial Information

UN Flag and Emblem

Country Information
(NCD and ISO codes, Status, Capital, Official language)


Flags of Member States



(Maps showing humanitarian needs and assistance)




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