SCC
MAP
LIBRARY

Information,
Instructions, and
Rules of Use



Information
The SCC Map Library is located on the second floor of the LRC and contains numerous USGS topographic maps of California for in-library research and assignments.  This collection was largely made possible by a donation from the California Department of Water Resources.

The majority of the collection consists of 7.5 minute USGS 1:24,000 scale topographic quadrangles of California.  This collection contains nearly all of the 1:24,000 map sheets for California – over 2,500 maps.  In addition, there are duplicate copies for most of these sheets, bringing the total collection to around 5,000 maps.
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here are also miscellaneous maps at other scales (1:250,000 and 1:24,000 Orthophoto Quads) in drawer #10.

The California 1:24,000 maps are catalogued in alphabetical order in drawer’s #2 to #9.

1:24,000 maps of the Sacramento area are in drawer #1 and include the following sheets:

Carmichael                 Citrus Heights                Davis
Elk Grove                   Florin                            Folsom
Rio Linda                    Rocklin                         Roseville
Sacramento East         Sacramento West

For a complete listing of the collection please consult the SCC Map Library binder, the library card catalog, or the SCC Map Library index (www.scc.losrios.edu/~davisca/sccmaplibrary24.html).

Inventory of USGS Topographic Maps - Available Scales:
1:24,000 
1:24,000 (Orthophoto Quads)
1:250,000


Information on:
USGS Topographic Maps
USGS Topographic Map Symbols


 
Instructions
The SCC map library is self-service.

To find a specific map sheet please follow these instructions:
·        Consult the CA map indexes to identify the map you want.

·         Consult the map list in the SCC Map Cabinet Binder or the SCC map library index
       (www.scc.losrios.edu/~davisca/sccmaplibrary24.html) to see if the map you want is in the SCC
       collection.

·         Find the correct map drawer and stack.
·         The map will be buried by numerous other maps.  To get to the map sheet please take the
       following steps.

        o       PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.  FAILURE TO DO SO
                   WILL RESULT IN DAMAGED AND MISPLACED MAPS.
  THANK YOU.
        o       Take out a stack of maps about 1 inch thick and fold it from top to bottom and place it on
                   top of the map cabinet (photos #1, #2 & #3).
        o       Repeat this process until you reach your map (photos #4 & 5).
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When you are finished with the map, return it to the proper location and replace the map 
                   stacks in the order you took them out.

   Photo #1                                                      Photo #2

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Photo #3                                                       Photo #4    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






   Photo #5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







Rules of Use

·         Maps cannot be checked out or taken from the LRC.
·        
Do not rip, fold, or crumple maps.
·        
Do not write on maps.
·        
Use your pencil eraser to point and/or locate places on the map.
·        
No food or drinks allowed near maps.
·        
Do not use staples or tape on the maps.

 
If you have any questions or comments please contact:
Craig Davis                                                            Michael Hunter
SCC Geography Department                                 SCC Geography Department  
RN 231                                                                 RN231
558-2578                                                              558-2269
davisca@scc.losrios.edu                                        hunterm@scc.losrios.edu