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​​​​Ordering CGS Publications

There are several ways to order publications from CGS. Before placing an order, please be certain that the publication(s) you are ordering will suit your needs. If you are uncertain about the content of a particular publication, please call (916) 322-4207 or e-mail CGS at​ ​​​​​. ​ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

You can order CGS Publications through one of three options below: 

1.  Call in your order:

Call in your order, using your credit card, to: (916) 322-4207 or (650) 688-6327. We accept MasterCard, Visa & American Express.

For International orders:
All non-U.S. orders must be paid with a credit card or an international money order or draft payable on/against a United States bank.  Rolled GDM Series maps cannot be mailed to foreign destinations due to U.S. Postal restrictions on tube length.  All prices include sales tax, but not shipping and handling, and are subject to change without notice.  Allow 3 weeks for delivery. 

2.  CGS Regional Offices:

Sacramento Office
Address: 801 K Street, MS 14-34
Sacramento, CA    95814
Phone: (916) 322-4207
Fax: (916) 327-1853   
Email: CGS Publications email

Menlo Park
Address: 345 Middlefield Road, MS 520
Menlo Park, CA    94025​
Phone: (650) 688-6327
Fax: (650) 688-6329​

Effective September 6, 2016, CGS Menlo Park Office walk-in sales services will be discontinued. Menlo Park will continue to accept telephone, mail and fax orders.

3​.  CGS order form:

Download CGS Order Form (The form is a PDF Document file which requires Acrobat Reader to view/print. Get Acrobat Reader here.) Click & download the order form, fill out electronically or manually and then print the form and Mail/Fax it to one of the addresses above.

Print-On-Demand Services

Upon request CGS will print maps and reports unavailable in printed form.  This includes “out of print” or “unpublished” publications, as well as items currently only available digitally (e.g., Landslide Inventory Maps, Seismic Hazard Maps).  The cost of reprinting a publication is dependent upon the size, color and type of publication being requested (outlined below).   CGS will not scan or print maps or other items brought from outside of CGS, nor maps published by another institution that are currently available for purchase elsewhere. Processing time may vary and is dependent upon the availability of equipment and personnel.    Shipping costs will apply.

Print Cost: Reports ($0.25 Per Page), Maps Color ($5.00 per Sq. Ft.), Maps B&W ($3.00 per Sq. Ft.)

To request our Print-On-Demand service please contact our either our Sacramento (916) 322-4207 or Menlo Park (650) 688-6327 Publications Sales Desks. 


If any of the publications you receive are defective in manufacture or are damaged in shipment, CGS will replace them at no charge if you return the defective/damaged items within 14 days of receipt.  You must include the original sales receipt or a photocopy that was enclosed with the shipment; CGS cannot process your replacement request without an original receipt or photocopy.  Please be sure to include your name, address, and a telephone number or e-mail address, so that CGS may contact you if questions arise.  CGS will process your request and ship replacement copies within 14 days of receiving your items.

Please ship your damaged/defective items to:
California Geological Survey Library
CGS Publications Sales
801 K Street, MS14-34 (Room 1400)
Sacramento, CA 95814-3532 

Shipping and Handling costs:


Merchandise Total

Shipping and Handling




$5.00 - $20.00   $5.00  
$20.01 - $80.00$8.00  
$80.01 - $150.00$10.00  
over $300.00$14.00