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Detroit Map Resources: Getting Started

Guide to finding map resources of Detroit and southeastern Michigan.

Detroit Sanborn Map

This map is found through the Proquest Digital Sanborn Maps database. 

General Detroit Maps

The University of Michigan Stephen S. Clark Library offers several different categories of Detroit maps. This guide will help you find Detroit resources online, but the library owns several different types of maps that are only available if you come in person to view them. The library owns:

  • Detroit Street Maps
  • Detroit Plat Maps
  • Wayne County Maps
  • Historic Detroit Maps
  • Rare Detroit Maps
  • Detroit Atlases
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Come to the library to further explore the rich history of Detroit. Library hours are found here. Michigan call numbers range from G4110-G4114

Other Libraries with Detroit Map Collections

The Stephen S. Clark Library is not the only library in the area that offers cartographic resources of the Detroit area. Check out these other library websites to see what they have to offer.

Burton Historical Collection

Bentley Historical Library

William L. Clements Library

Subject Guide

Timothy Utter
240F Clark Library

734 647-0646