Map Library

Map Library

Contact the Map Library

Map Librarians: Alex Gilardi, Lillian Amaral, & Joanna Vidal


Map Library Hours

Monday: 12:30 - 5:00p

Tuesday: 11:00a - 4:30p

Wednesday: 10:00a - 2:00p

Thursday: 9:00a - 5:00p

Friday: Closed

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

If you need assistance and the library is closed, please contact Erica Maciel in HSS 279 by phone at (415) 338-2049 or by email at

The Map Library houses the maps, equipment and book collections of the School of the Environment at San Francisco State University. The Map Library is located in HSS 289.

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
  • Field Research Equipment
  • Atlases
  • Dongles
  • Assorted Small Equipment (Calculators, Rulers, etc.)
  • Water Quality Equipment
  • GNSS/GPS equipment

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.

Learn more about the field equipment

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

The National Map

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