Skip to Main Content

Earth Sciences & Map Library Scanning Services: Home

The Earth Sciences & Map Library offers self-service printing, scanning, and copying options. Find more information within this guide.

Scanning Services

The Earth Sciences & Map Library offers a large-format scanning service, as well as self-service printing, scanning, and copying options up to 11 x 17 for library materials via a BookScan station and printer.

UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students now can request up to 10 large-format scans per semester at no charge!

For scanning items up to 11 x 17 please bring a flash drive to scan directly to your flash drive at no cost. Cal 1 Cards, Cal 1 Guest Cards, or Cal 1 Department Cards are required for scanning to print and other print services. Please see the central library Print/scan page for more information.

Large Format Scanning

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 Copy Center (105 Doe Library) 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 in person only during open hours until 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Orders are limited to 10 maps at a time. 

All Other Patrons: please follow the instructions in the How to submit a request section of the Duplication services website.

*Please Note: In any publication or exhibition using these reproductions, we request credit stated in the following format: Courtesy of the Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley 

Costs and Delivery Times

UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students now can request up to 10 large-format scans per semester at no charge!

Scan requests in excess of 10 scans per semester made by UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students will be charged at $10/scan. The base cost for the map scanning service is $25/scan for all other orders. Payments must be made by credit card (or chartstring for university funds). We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa only.

Please note: Estimated delivery time is approximately 1 week (dependent on staff availability) from the date of order. Digital files are available for download for 30 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 at or call (510) 664-7058. For all other orders, please email Interlibrary Services.