Public Service Policy
Cartographic Information Center
Public Service Policy
Effective February 1, 2004
The Cartographic Information Center’s (CIC) mission is to support the
teaching and research activities of the Louisiana State University
Department of Geography & Anthropology and the entire Louisiana
State University community. The Cartographic Information
enter is open to the general public, but due to reduced student staff
hours patrons not affiliated with LSU are required to make an
appointment to view aerial photographs. All persons using the
CIC’s collections are expected to follow the Use and Security
All patrons who are not affiliated with Louisiana State University as
current students, faculty, or staff working on class assignments
or research projects must make an appointment to view aerial
photographs. Appointment requests must be made not less than 48
hours in advance. All requests will be for a specific date,
starting time, and will not exceed one hour. Appointments can be
made by e-mail to John Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Use and Security Procedures
The Cartographic Information Center is a closed stack facility that
does not allow browsing. The CIC staff is available to
assist patrons to identify the appropriate materials using indexes and
electronic finding aids and will pull the materials for the
patron. While viewing materials in the Reading Room the following
Only pencils will be allowed near the
No food or beverages will be allowed whether open or covered.
Patrons may have no more than ten aerial photographs at a time.
All notebooks, scanners, books, and bags will be subject to inspection
Current LSU students may use a scanner provided by the Student
Technology Fee to scan non-copyrighted materials that are not fragile.
Images can be saved on CD-R or Zip disks.
Public patrons may bring their own laptop and
flatbed scanner or camera to make images of non-copyrighted materials.
Folding or taping of materials for scanning is
forbidden and patrons will not be allowed to scan fragile
materials. Arrangements can be made for professional imaging
of aerial photographs as well as fragile and oversized materials.
The CIC staff will not certify copies.