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Map Library




Geography Map Library
171 Sierra Hall
CSU Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8249

Hours: M-Th (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m)
Closed on Friday
Phone: (818) 677-3465
Fax: (818) 677-7840


Addtional Holdings


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.

USGS Historical 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.


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.


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.