USGS HISTORICAL TopographicaL Maps
The Geography Map Library is a designated depository of the United States Geological Survey. These maps show a wide variety of cartographic information including relief, rivers, lakes, hiking trails as well as roads, dams, and buildings. The collection contains all of the available Topographic Series produced by the U.S. Geological Survey: 1:24,000 - 7.5 Minute Series 1:62,500 - 15 Minute Series 1:100,000 - 30 x 60 Minute Series 1:250,000 - 1 x 2 Degree Series
The collection also includes many U.S.G.S. historical topographic maps for various states. Scales include 1:24,000, 1:31,800, 1:25,000 and 1:250,000.
CANADIAN TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS
The Geography Map Library is a despository for maps of Canada produced by the Natural Resources Canada / Canada Map Office. The collection includes the 1:50,000, 1:250,000, and 1:500,000 scale topographic series along with selected thematic maps.
GENERAL AND THEMATIC MAPS
The Map Library holds a wide variety of general and thematic maps of the United States and the World. Among the many maps available in the collection are road maps of the U.S. states and cities, travel and tourist maps of foreign areas, CIA maps of regions and countries of the world, geologic and hydrologic maps of U.S. states and regions, bathymetric maps of the U.S. coastal waters, U.S. Forest Service maps showing details of the National Forests, Bureau of Land Management maps depicting land status for western states.
The Map Library holds over 1,000 atlases including a number of historical atlases of western states. Of particular importance to the collection are The National Atlas of the United States of America, the Atlas of California, California Water Atlas and We The People.
The Columbia Gazetteer of The World - 3 volumes
The Official Standard Names Gazetteers of Countries of The World produced by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names
The National Gazetteer of the United States of America
The Omni Gazetteer of the United States
The California Geographic Names
The Map Library has well over 900 wall maps in its collection. These may be available to students and faculty of the University for class room presentations.
GEOGRAPHICAL REFERENCE MATERIALS
A number of map and geographic reference materials are available in the Map Library. Some of these materials include the WorldMark Encyclopedia of Nations and the WorldMark Encyclopedia of States, Climates of the States, Wiley's World Facts and Figures, the CIA's 1991 World Factbook, human and physical geography dictionaries and glossaries, Rand McNally Marketing and Zip Code Guides, U.S. Bureau of Census data, map publishing catalogs, and other related reference and textbooks.