Ready-Reference Map List for Local Maps

This list was compiled to focus primarily on the area covered in the Goleta and Santa Barbara areas, onshore and offshore, general, historical and thematic information. Individual sheet designations for maps within series have been given in many cases. Use series index to determine sheet if sheet designation is not given.

Agriculture/Soils

Important Farmlands (By County)

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3851s J17 100 .U5 Santa Barbara County (various editions)

Soil Survey of Santa Barbara Co. South Coastal Part

  • Format: Flat map with accompanying text; Call No.: 3701s J3 VAR .U5 Santa Barbara Area sheets
  • Format: Atlas Call No.: MIL,MAPS S 599 C2 S438 1977, MIL, MAPS S599 C2 S438 S44 1981

Forests

National Forest Maps

  • filed by forest name.  
  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3701s K3 VAR .U5  
  • Format: Folded map; Call No.: 3701s K3 VAR .U51

General (Topographic, Historical (See also Land Ownership)

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

  • General Dates: late 1800s to early 1950s
  • Format: Slide sets covering city centers in tri-county area; Call No.: None; Location: booktruck – each box self indexed.
  • Also located in hard copy format for city of Santa Barbara in Special Collections.

T-Series, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Maps

  • General Dates: mid 1800s to early 1930s
  • Format: flat maps; Call No.: 3700s VAR U45 check index for sheet numbers within series.
  • An interactive web map with the historic T-series maps overlaid is also available at www.caltsheets.org--including shapefiles and kmz's of historic habitats.
  • NOAA's Non-georeferenced NOAA Shoreline Survey Scans site has scans of original maps and photostatic copies.  There are also geo-referenced versions of many of the maps, including kmz files, that allow the maps to be viewed using GIS software and Google Earth.

USGS Topographic Maps, scales as listed below.

  • Digitally:  USGS topographic maps are available online via Topoview (National Geologic Map Database), the USGS Map Locator & Downloader, and the USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer (in partnership with Esri).
  • General Dates: varied, depending on scale.
  • Format: Flat maps; Call No: see below (Note: check regular AND reference collections for complete coverage of editions)
  • 1:24,000 (7.5’) 3700s VAR .U5 7.5’ Goleta and Santa Barbara quadrangles. (1950s- present).
  • 1:63,360 (15’) 3700s VAR .U5 15’ Goleta and Santa Barbara quadrangles. (1900s- 1950s, out of print)
  • 1:130,000 (30’) 3700s VAR .U5 30’ Santa Barbara quadrangle (late 1800s, early 1900s, out of print)

DMA Topographic Map Series V895 1:25,000

  • General Dates: 1940s-1950s
  • Format: Flat maps; Call No.: 3850s 25 .U45: sheets 2052 I (4 quads) and 2052 IV (4 quads)

DMA Topographic Map Series V795 1:50,000

  • General Dates: 1940s-1950s
  • Format: Flat maps; Call No.: 3850s 50 .U5: sheets 2052 I and 2052 IV

Santa Barbara County Flood Control District Topographic Maps

  • General Dates: mainly 1995
  • Format: Flat maps; Call Numbers: various series by area, local areas listed below. Check both flat and folded filing locations.
  • Carpinteria: 1”=200’ 3854.C33s 2 .S3
  • Goleta Valley: 1”=200’ 3853.S3:282s 2 .S3
  • Montecito: 1”=200’ 3854 .M73s 2 .S3
  • Santa Barbara (city): 1”=100’ 3854.S68s 1 .S3 (note: publication dates in 1960s)
  • Santa Barbara (city): 1”=200’ 3854.S68s 2 .S3

Various General Map Sets of Santa Barbara County

  • Format: Flat maps; Call No.: Various, see folders marked 3853.S3 1800-1909 and 3853 .S3 1910-1965

Land Ownership Set of County

  • Format: Flat maps; Call No.: see folder marked 3853.S3:282 G46 YEAR

Various City Maps of Goleta / Santa Barbara Area

  • Goleta: try 3854.G6 YEAR
  • Isla Vista: try 3854.I64 YEAR
  • Santa Barbara: try 3854 .S68 YEAR
  • Santa Barbara (county): 3853.S3 YEAR

Maps of City of Santa Barbara

  • (historical, showing land ownership) 
  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3854.S68 G46 19--? .M3; Call No.: 3854.S68 G46 1935? .S3

Geology

MIL Index to Geologic mapping of California at scales greater than 1:250,000

  • kept at Ready-Ref under 3851s C59 1000 .M5

Online Index: National Geologic Map Database

Dibblee Foundation 1:24,000 Geologic Quadrangles

  • Format: Flat maps; Call No.: 3851s C5 24 .T5 Goleta and Santa Barbara Quadrangles
  • Format: CD-ROM; Call No.: 3853.S3:2:2S3 C5 2002 .T5

California Division of Mines and Geology Bulletin 186

  • Format: Text with maps in pocket; Call No.: QE 90 S17 D52 MIL,MAPS

Geologic Atlas of California

  • Format: atlas in MIL,MAOV G 1526 C5 C3 1958 and flat map 3851s C5 250 .C3 Los Angeles Sheet

Santa Barbara City Geological Hazards Set

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3854.S68 C1 1975 .R4

Land Ownership (See also General, Historical)

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

  • General Dates: late 1800s to early 1950s
  • Format: Slide sets or microfilm, covering city centers in tri-county area; Call No.: Slides: None; Microfilm: 3851s G475 VAR .S3 reel 84 3854.S68 G475 1927 .S3
  • Location: booktruck – each box self indexed. Also located in hard copy format for city of Santa Barbara in Special Collections.

Various General Map Sets of Santa Barbara County

  • Format: Flat maps; Call No.: Various, see folders marked 3853.S3 1800-1909 and 3853 .S3 1910-1965

Land Ownership Set of Santa Barbara County

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: see folder marked 3853.SS3 G46 YEAR

Land Ownership for Region of County

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: see folder marked 3853.S3:282.G46 YEAR

Map of Santa Barbara (historical, showing land ownership)

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3854.S68 G46 19--? .M3; Call No.: 3854.S68 G46 1935? .S3

California 1991 Agri-land Santa Barbara Co. Property Ownership Plat Book and Guide

  • Format: Atlas; Call No.: MIL,MAPS G 1528 S3 G46 C35 1991

Real Estate Property Index Santa Barbara Co., Ownership Volume

  • Format: Atlas; Call No.: MIL,ANX G 1528 S3 1973/74 v.1, v.2 (Minimum of half day retrieval time required.)

REDI Real Estate Atlas of Santa Barbara, Parcel Number Ownership

  • Format: Atlas; Call No.: MIL, ANX G 1528 S3 R393 1973-1981 excluding 1980. (Minimum half day retrieval time required.) MIL,PA G 1628 S3 R393 1980 only

REDI Real Estate Atlas of Santa Barbara Co.

  • Format: Microfiche; Call No.: MIL,MFCH G 1528 S3 R396, editions of 1982-present

Land Use

Land Use Overlays For 1:24,000 Topographic Maps

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3851s G43 24 .U5 Sheets 61-38 and 61-39

Land Use Overlays, Various Scales

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3701s G43 VAR .U5 Los Angeles Sheet

Santa Barbara General Plan Maps

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3853.S3s G44 VAR .S31

National Parks and Monuments

filed by park or monument name

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3701s G52 VAR .U51
  • Format: Folded map; Call No.: 3701s G52 VAR .U57

Vegetation/Ecology

Vegetation Type Map

  • Format: Flat map Call No.: 3851s D5 VAR .U5 sheets 159A, 159B

Santa Barbara County Shoreline Inventory

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3853.S3:2 D2 1994 .C5 in regular map collection and ready ref.
  • Format: Diskette (Filed in computer lab under same call number)

Santa Barbara County General Plan

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3853.S3s G44 VAR .S31 Sheets 8B, 10J (Montecito only), 11I, 11J

Natural Diversity Database

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3851s D2 24 .C3 Goleta and Santa Barbara sheets

National Wetlands Inventory

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3701s D2 100 .U5 Santa Barbara sheet

Pacific Coast Environmental Inventory

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3786s D2 250 .U5 Los Angeles Sheet

Watershed/Groundwater

South Coast Watershed Map

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3853.S3:282 C3 1975 (in 2 sheets)

Santa Barbara County General Plan Maps

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3853.S3s G44 VAR .S31 sheets 8a, 8b, 10a, 10c

Maps Of Flood Prone Areas

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: Regular and Reference collections under 3701s C32 VAR .U5 Goleta and Santa Barbara sheets

Fema Flood Insurance Rate Maps

  • Format: Flat map; Call No.: 3701s C32 VAR .U52 use index # 060331-0000 and 060335-0000

Santa Barbara Channel and Local Offshore Santa Barbara / Goleta

Bathymetry

  • Call No.: 9507.N2s C2 48 .C6
  • Call No.: 3700s 250 .U54 Los Angeles sheet, some editions have bathymetric contours

Geology

  • Call No.: 9507.N2444s C1 250 .C3
  • Call No.: 9507.N2446 C1 through C54 subjects, various years
  • Call No.: 9507.N2447 C1 through C54 subjects, various years
  • Call No.: 3851s C5 VAR C33, sheet one (entire state and offshore California fault map)
  • Call No.: 3851s D2 24 .C3 Goleta and Santa Barbara sheets

Kelp Groves

  • Call No.: 9507 .N2s D4 VAR .U5
  • Call No.: 9605 .N2447s D5 24 .K4
  • Call No.: 3786s D2 250 .U5 Los Angeles Sheet
  • Call No.: 3853.S3:2 D2 1994 .C5 in regular map collection and ready ref., also on diskette
  • Call No.: 3701s D2 100 .U5 Santa Barbara sheet

Oil And Gas

  • Call No.: 9507.N24S H8 VAR .M8
  • Call No.: 9507.N2446 H8 YEAR Call No.: 9507.N2447 H8 YEAR

Multi-Subject Set

  • Call No.: 9507 .N2447 1977 .U5