Rules of Use
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. There 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:
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).
of USGS Topographic Maps - Available Scales:
1:24,000 (Orthophoto Quads)
USGS Topographic Maps
USGS Topographic Map Symbols
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
· 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
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).
o 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 #3 Photo #4
· 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