The National Land Agency (NLA) deposited a total of 21 topographic maps of Jamaica at the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at NLJís office at 12 East Street, Kingston. The maps included a 1:250,000 map of Jamaica and a 1:50,000 series which comprised 20 map sheets. These are the standard maps in general use that show ground detail and relief. The maps would be most useful to persons who would be interested in planning and land management, natural resource conservation,environmental
management, hiking and outdoor activities. Developers, schools and individuals in the agricultural and mining industries would be some of the key users of topographic maps.
The National Library, whose mandate is to collect, preserve, document and facilitate access to the nationís heritage, will ensure that copies of maps deposited at its library are kept for preservation. The NLJ is not a lending library, but a research institution. Members of the public who would wish to consult these maps for research purposes can therefore use the material within the confines of the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ).
By law two copies of every published printed document and one copy of every published audio-visual document are to be deposited at the NLJ.