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Map and Aerial Photograph Collections


The map collection has worldwide coverage with a focus on California and the Central Valley.  Of special interest are our aerial photographs, primarily of Fresno County, which date back to 1937.  We also have large collections of atlases and gazetteers.  The core map collection consists of maps published by U.S. federal and California state agencies such as the US and California Geological Surveys, most of which are acquired through the U.S. and California depository library programs.

We are open to the public and welcome community use of our resources.

Access as of June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

While limited services and study areas in the Henry Madden Library building are currently available, our Research Help services remain virtual.

Our in-building services are mostly limited to picking up materials and tech lending devices that are requested online.

Please ontact Carol Doyle with questions about the Map and Aerial Photograph collections:

See for more information and links to the Library's virtual services.


Access & Hours

We are on the 1st floor of the new library building.
   Most of our material can be identified via OneSearch, select Fresno State - Books & Media
   Atlases and gazetteers are on open shelves. 
   Our maps and aerial photographs are in a closed area and will be retrieved for you.
   Ask for assistance at the Maps service desk.

When the library building is open, our usual hours are:
Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm.
Recess hours are Monday-Friday 11 am - 3 pm, and by appointment.

Call ahead to make sure we are going to be available.
With advance notice, arrangements may be made to use most material in the closed area at other times by contacting us at 559/ 278-2405

Call numbers for maps can be found via OneSearch (Books & Media).  Some titles are very large sets of maps which don't have the individual sheets listed in OneSearch. If you request sets like this, we will work with you to determine the specific sheets you need.  Many maps can be borrowed for use outside the library.

  • Our phone number is 559/ 278-2405
  • Contact the Map & Aerial Collection librarian via email:
  • Our fax number is   278-7719