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

Research in the Map Collection

Do You Have a Map Of ... ?

Looking for historical maps, aerial photos, scholarly atlases, geospatial data, or reference materials for your research? The Map Collection is a rich treasure of scholarly and primary resource materials.

Most of the Map Collection's cartographic resources are uncataloged and located in closed stacks. However, librarians and staff are available to help you find maps, air photos, and GIS data for your research projects. To request a research consultation, please stop by the Map Collection Reference Desk (Sierra Hall 171) or send an email using the "Ask a Research Question." Please allow approximately 24 hours for email inquiries. Once we have located the requested materials we will contact you to schedule a viewing appointment.