The Geography & Environment Map Library

The Geography Map Library offers the University and the San Francisco community a unique and varied collection of maps as well as field research equipment. The Map Library aids faculty and students in the selection of maps and equipment that best fit their needs in the classroom and research.

The map collection maintained by the Map Library includes the University's Wall Map Collection, a regional flat map collection with world coverage, the AMS Series for Southeast Asia, and a diverse collection of maps of California and the San Francisco Bay Region. Field equipment is used in courses and research in biogeography, micrometeorology, geomorphology, and soils and hydrology, as well as general surveying, GPS, UAS, and photography equipment used for a wide range of field studies.

The Map Library also functions as an Official USGS Map Depository for the Western States Region. The Map Library houses a collection of nearly three thousand of the latest USGS Topographic Quadrangles for California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska. These collections are open to the public during the regular business hours of the Map Library, located in HSS 289.