Map Library

  • Sanborn Map of LA Plaza

    Oviatt Library Map Collection

  • Topo map of Zelzah
  • Image of San Francisco topo map
  • Map of Mexico
  • Street Map of Pacoima
  • Title Insurance Map
  • World Wonders 1939 Map

Government Documents Map Collection (USGS, BLM)


The Oviatt Library Map Collection has been member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) since 1958 and holds more than 200,000 government document maps from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Army Map Service (AMS), among others. Government maps include topographic, bathymetric, land management, and geologic maps. FDLP maps are public documents and access to these materials is always guaranteed by public law (Title 44 United States Code). Read more about the FDLP here.

To access the collection, please contact Map Collection staff.


  • USGS Topographic Map Collection 
  • We hold a copy of nearly every topographic map published by the United States Geological Survey, including of Puerto Rico and Guam. Common series/scales include:
    • Los Angeles County historical 6-minute series (1:24,000)
    • 7.5-minute series (1:24,000)
    • 7.5x15-minute series (1:25,000)
    • Historical 7.5-minute series (1:31,680)
    • 15-minute series (1:62,500)
    • USGS 30x60-minute series (1:100,000)
    • Alaska series (1:25,000 / 1:63,360 / 1:250,000)
    • United States series (1:250,000)
    • Puerto Rico series (1:20,000 / 1:30,000)
    • USGS Orthophotoquad series (1:24,000)
    • County map series (1:50,000 / 1:100,000)
    • Other historical mapping programs like the 1-degree series (1:250,000), 30-minute series (1:125,000)