Map Library

The Map Library houses the map, equipment, and book collections of the Department of Geography & Environment at San Francisco State University. The Map Library is located in HSS 289.

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Contact the Map Library

Map Librarian: Kevin Physioc

maplib@sfsu.edu

(415) 338-1145

Map Library Hours*

Fall 2016 

Monday:  Kevin Not Available

Tuesday:  9am-3pm

Wednesday:  1pm-5pm

Thursday: 9am-5pm

Friday: 1pm-4pm

*Volunteers sometimes watch the Map Library when the Librarian is out.  Students may not return or borrow equipment during those times.  

 

If you need assistance and the library is closed, please contact Alisha Huajardo in HSS 279 at (415) 338-2049 or alishalaura@sfsu.edu.

 

Collections and Access

The library is a resource for geography students and other members of the campus community, and is open to the public. The map librarian can assist visitors in locating materials necessary for completing projects and assignments. If the library does not have materials that users need, the librarian will direct users to other sources. Materials available in the map library include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Maps (USGS Topoquads, AAA Maps, Various Thematic Maps, General Purpose Maps and Historical Maps)
  • Field Research Equipment
  • Atlases (Goodes, National Geographic, Various Collections)
  • Audio Visual Equipment (Overheads, Slide Projectors, Laptops)
  • Assorted Small Equipment (Calculators, Rulers, Drafting Compasses, etc.)
  • Blank U.S. Base Maps
  • Blank/Outline Maps

 

Field Equipment

Enrolled students may borrow equipment for geography class projects or independent research by presenting a student I.D. Professor approval may be necessary. Equipment is generally available for up to two weeks at a time, but borrowing periods may be shorter due to demand. Some equipment requires prior experience or training. All equipment must be returned clean and dry to the map librarian by the due date.

 

SFSU Geography alumni and students from other departments may be able to borrow equipment with approval from a Geography department faculty member.  

 

Suggested Online Resources

GIS & imagery Data Sources

UC Berkeley Earth Sciences and Map Library

Clark University Map Library

University of Virginia Digital Map Library

Appalachian State University ArcSDE Database and Map Library

Free outline maps

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

San Francisco Estuary Institute Regional Data Center

National Map Viewer

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