The Cartographic Information Center is part of the Department of Geography and Anthropology under the College of Humanities & Social Sciences of Louisiana State University. The Center, which is open to the general public, maintains a collection consisting of two main parts, material owned by the Department of Geography and Anthropology, and the GPO Federal Depository material housed under a selective housing agreement with the Regional Depository Library in Middleton library. The material in the Cartographic Information Center consists of maps, aerial photographs, globes, journals, monographs, slides, and atlases. Patrons using the collection include the faculty and students in the Department of Geography and Anthropology and from other geoscience departments (Geology and Geophysics, as well as the Coastal Studies Institute). Beyond the geosciences, the Center serves many patrons from the College of Design and the greater Louisiana State University community as well as local businesses, Louisiana state agencies, and the general public.