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UC Berkeley’s library buildings are open. Here’s what you need to know.

Using the Library during COVID-19

UC Berkeley’s library buildings are now open. To stay up to date on the Library’s policies and services during the pandemic, visit the Library’s COVID-19 webpage.

Scanning Services

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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 central library Print/scan page for more information.

Large Format Scanning

Note: Our map collections are currently unavailable for scanning due to COVID-19. Please contact us at eart@library.berkeley.edu with any questions.

The Earth Sciences & Map Library also offers large format scanning services for cartographic materials. Our sheet-feed scanner is capable of scanning maps with a maximum dimension of 52 inches. We are not able to scan bound items. For oversize or bound materials please contact Duplication Services. Maps are scanned at 400dpi (600dpi available upon request) and delivered via the web as high quality JPEG or TIFF files.

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 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/scan for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and student orders and $25/scan for all other orders.

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: The UC Berkeley Library encourages and supports research, teaching, and scholarship to advance global knowledge and understanding. 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. Please see our Permissions Policies page for inquiries about obtaining permission to quote/excerpt or republish materials from Library collections.

Customer Service

For orders placed with the Earth Sciences & Map Library, please email us or call (510) 664-7058. For all other orders, please email Interlibrary Services.

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