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The Map Department is home to the majority of Cambridge University Library's cartographic resources, from early printed and manuscript maps through to modern resources including Ordnance Survey digital map data.

A quick guide and introduction to the Map Room and its collections can be downloaded here.

The Map Room can be used by any member of the Library. Further information about the Room can be found on our Services page. Readers intending to use the Library in person for the first time should initially contact the Admissions Office.

For more detailed information about the materials held in the Map Department see our Collections page. Help and advice on finding maps in the Library's catalogues can be found here.

Please be aware that catalogue entries for most of our collection can only be found in the Map Department's card catalogue and not on iDiscover (the Library's online catalogue) - pay us a visit, send us an email or give us a call.

Please contact a member of staff if you have any queries regarding the map collections.






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Opening hours






Closed *

* Items ordered before 12.45 on Friday can be consulted in the Munby Rare Books Reading Room. No fetching or transferring is possible on Saturdays. Please contact the Map Room to discuss your requirements.

Contact us

Map Department 
Cambridge University Library 
West Road 
CB3 9DR 


+44 (0) 1223 333041
+44 (0) 1223 333042