Map Library

  • Sanborn Map of LA Plaza

    Oviatt Library Map Collection

  • Panorama of Sanborn Research Room
  • Image of San Francisco topo map
  • Map of Mexico
  • Street Map of Pacoima
  • Title Insurance Map
  • World Wonders 1939 Map

Oviatt Library Map Collection

The Oviatt Library Map Collection a research-level collection of historical, thematic, and government document maps in support of CSUN students, staff, and faculty. The map collection is international in scope and covers the world's major regions with particular emphasis on maps of southern California, Los Angeles, and the San Fernando Valley. Patrons can find historical road and tourist maps, topographic maps of the United States, WWII maps from the Army Map Service, U.S. Forest Service maps, geologic and bathymetric maps, and maps from the Bureau of Land Management. The Map Collection also contains one of the premier collections of Sanborn Fire Insurance Atlases in the country, including more than 4,000 detailed survey maps from locations throughout the western United States.

The Map Collection Reading Room is an open study space available to all patrons and includes a collection of scholarly books, atlases, and a reference service point. If you have questions or would like to access the collections, please stop by the reference desk and speak to a Map Library staff member.


The Library Map Collection is also a Congressionally designated depository of maps published by the U.S. Government. Access to government documents is guaranteed by public law (Title 44 United States Code).