View an overview of library service, resource and department locations or click one of the links below to view map of an individual floor.
Net Square Footage of the Building: 234,712 sq. ft.
Height of Library: 67 feet
Terrace Square Footage: 48,000 sq. ft.(includes front patio: 26,000 sq. ft.)
1994 Northridge Earthquake
In the January 17, 1994 Northridge Earthquake, the Oviatt Library core suffered repairable structural damage and reopened in August. Severe structural damage to the wings required that they be demolished and rebuilt. For more information visit our Oviatt Library Earthquake Damage page and earthquake photo gallery.
The Transforming Library
Learn more about how the Library continues to evolve with new services and spaces on The Transforming Library page.