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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


Outside Requests


The procedures for viewing items such as Sanborn maps and air photographs has changed. Please consult the following guides to ascertain if your site is covered. To view materials, fill out a Request Form, indicating what material and years you would like to view. Please fill out the form in full, including when you will be coming in to view the items. Click the submit button to send it to the map library email. If for some reason you cannot get the form to email properly, you can still fax it to (818) 677-7840. If there is problem with your request we will contact you. If you have any questions call us at (818) 677-3465.

Since we only allow access to bound Sanborn volumes, we recommend viewing the Los Angeles Public Library's Sanborn site. They have a complete set of Sanborn maps of California online which can be viewed and copied.

There is a $10.00 per year fee to view our bound Sanborn maps and a $3.00 per photo fee to view air photographs. Sanborn maps cannot be copied. Air photos may be scanned to your personal flash drive or a printed copy may be made for a fee of $1.00 a piece.

Thomas Bros. Guide Sanborn Search For L.A. and Orange Counties

Thomas Bros. Guide Sanborn Search For Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Air Photograph Search For L.A. County

Request Form

Please note: a 24-hour advance notice is required for ALL appointments - NO EXCEPTIONS. Hours - Appointments may be made Monday thru Thursday (closed Fridays) Morning appointments can be made for anytime between 9:00 and 11:00 am. Afternoon appointments can be made for anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 pm.