Scanning services

The Earth Sciences & Map Library offers self-service printing, scanning, and copying options up to 11 x 17 for library materials via a BookScan station and printer. Cal 1 Cards, Cal 1 Guest Cards, or Cal 1 Department Cards are required for these services. Please see the Printing, Scanning and Copying page for more information.

Large Format Scanning

The Earth Sciences & Map Library also offers large format scanning and printing services for cartographic materials. Our scanner is capable of scanning maps with a maximum dimension of 42 inches. Maps are scanned at 400dpi and delivered via the web as high quality JPEG or TIFF files. Copies can also be printed or delivered via USB drive or DVD for additional cost.

The Earth Sciences & Map Library handles orders for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and in-person patrons. Interlibrary Services (ILS) handles all other orders. Large format printing of non-cartographic materials (e.g., architectural plans, posters, technical drawings) is available at the Moffitt Copy Center and other local copy shops.

Placing Orders

UC Berkeley faculty, students, staff and in-person patrons: please visit the Earth Sciences & Map Library circulation desk to discuss your options and fill out our order forms. Orders can be accepted 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

All Other Patrons: please complete the ILS Map Duplication Request Form.

Costs and Delivery Times

The base cost for the map scanning service is $10/sheet for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and student orders and $25/sheet for all other orders. This includes web delivery of the scanned files. There are additional charges for optional media:

  • Printing: $20/sheet + tax
  • USB Drive: $15/drive + tax
  • DVD: $5/disk + tax

More Information

Orders are limited to 10 maps at a time. Payments must be made by credit card (or chartstring for university funds). We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa only. Estimated delivery time is 1-3 business days from the date of payment (plus shipping time, if applicable, for ILS orders). Digital files are available for download for 7 days.

Conditions of use: If the requested material is in the public domain, you are free to use the reproduction in publications or exhibitions. If the requested material is not in the public domain, you may only use it for your own personal and noncommercial use, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws unless you secure permission from the copyright owners and pay such additional fees as the copyright owner(s) may require.

Customer Service

For orders placed with the Earth Sciences & Map Library, please email us or call (510)643-7041. For all other orders, please email Interlibrary Services.

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