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Map Collections of the King Library

A guide to the map collections located in the King Library and Online.

PRINT MAPS at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library

PRINT MAPS - (stored in map cases in the Reference section on the 2nd floor of the King Library) - Our print map collection is divided into the following categories:

1. USGS TOPOGRAPHIC Maps, used by hikers, backpackers, and anyone who wants to see the maps that reflect in detail the reality "on the ground". Topographic maps are published in 7.5 minute and 15 minute quadrants. Topographic maps will now be available in a digitized format.  Please see the tab for ONLINE MAPS.  Topographic maps in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library are divided into two collections:  the SJSU University map collection and the San Jose Public Library collection.  Check both areas in the map cases for the maps you are looking for.  Some (but not all) of the Topographic maps are cataloged and can be searched via the online catalog.

2. GEOGRAPHIC Maps from various sources - National Geographic, etc. - located in map cases and categorized by their general subject: Federal Depository - Earthquake - Geologic - National Forests - Flood/Groundwater - Historical - Astronomical - Raised Relief - Miscellaneous. Some of these maps are barcoded, appear in the Library Catalog, and are searchable in the catalog.

3. HANGING Maps (on the East wall, 2nd floor Reference area) - cataloged, cover various subjects and areas.

4. Federal Emergency Management Ageny (FEMA) Maps/CALIFORNIA ROAD Maps (in map case, 2nd floor, King Library)