Maps and Atlases

The Earth Sciences & Map Library has the largest collection of maps in northern California and one of the largest university map collections in the United States. There are over 500,000 maps and aerial photographs in its collection, issued by local, state, and federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and commercial firms.

The collection mainly consists of original maps from the 20th century and later, and facsimiles of pre-1900 maps. The maps in the collection cover all countries of the world at various scales. The library's collection contains general maps as well as thematic maps showing a wide variety of cultural, economic, and physical subjects.

Search & find maps

OskiCat: use the Advanced Keyword Search to search for subject keywords. Include the term maps as well as place names or common subject keywords for maps. Example: san jose calif* maps.

Search Melvyl for maps held at other libraries within UC, the Stanford University Libraries, and other libraries worldwide. Please contact the librarian for a consultation if you need maps from another UC/Stanford map library.

Gazetteers (place names)

More map resources