The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library, located in the Benson Earth Sciences building, offers materials in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geology, and Physical Geography including maps, GIS and data visualization support and geospatial data. 

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Finals guide to the Libraries: Care kits, study spaces, research help and more

April 16, 2024

The University Libraries have everything you need to help you succeed through finals from study spaces, research help and tools to relax.

National Rifle Association “Pictorial Wildlife and Game Map of the United States,” 1972 showing illustrations of animal spaces across the US

Mapping from ‘Description to Analysis’

Jan. 17, 2024

To Program for Writing and Rhetoric (WRTG) Teaching Associate Professor Rebecca Dickson, maps are an avenue for making a good argument. WRTG regularly partners with the Earth Sciences & Map Library to explore how maps can facilitate new ways of learning for first-year students.

Norlin Library staircase

Your start-of-semester guide to the University Libraries

Jan. 16, 2024

The University Libraries has the spaces, resources and services you need to make the most of your spring 2024 semester.

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At Culture Crawl 2023, the artist is you

Sept. 1, 2023

This year’s Culture Crawl on Sept. 19 and 20 features CU Boulder and local artists and performers. There will also be opportunities to make your own artworks.

Lush: Prolific Nature exhibit

Culture Crawl to celebrate CU Boulder arts and culture on Sept. 19 and 20

Aug. 24, 2023

This campus-wide event features 15 free and engaging arts and culture events including art exhibitions, musical performances, art-making, prize giveaways and more.

The Dymaxion Map

The legacy of Buckminster Fuller and the Conference on World Affairs

July 19, 2023

Buckminster Fuller, the creator of the Dymaxion Map Projection, spoke at the 1956 Conference on World Affairs. Then he gave CU Boulder a signed map. Learn about him and the humanitarian purpose of his famous map projection, in our World of Printed Maps series.

Business Library Stacks

Changes are coming to the Library Catalog

May 5, 2023

The University Libraries are making important changes to the Classic Catalog starting June 19. Read more for important timelines.

1941 aerial photograph of topography near Boulder Creek

The World of Printed Maps: Explore Boulder Valley’s historic irrigation systems

April 19, 2023

This month, we feature irrigation maps of the Boulder Valley from the 19th to the 21st centuries, ground water studies and historical aerial photography.

Charlotte Bassin map

New map exhibit to show how two women artists visualize the world

April 7, 2023

A new exhibit, No Boundaries: Women Transforming the World, will open at the Earth Sciences & Map Library on Monday, April 17. Attend the opening reception on Tuesday, April 18, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Black History Month: Honoring Louise E. Jefferson

Feb. 20, 2023

Highlighting a recent acquisition to our collections and honoring Louise E. Jefferson – a Black cartographer, artist, photographer, illustrator, calligrapher, and leader.