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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.

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 Reader Registration.

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.

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

NEW: Cartographic Resources LibGuide

 

 

Image credit: extract from Maps.bb.18.F.8

Opening Times

NOTE: Thursday 7 July : The Map Room will close at 3.20pm and the Library will close at 3.45pm

Map Room Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 9.00-12.45 and 14.00-17.10 
Friday 9.00-12.45 and 14.00-16.50 

i.e., we will be closed lunch time, in the evenings and on Saturdays. However, given sufficient notice, we may be able to transfer Map Departmet items to the Rare Books Reading Room for consultation during these closed periods. 

Note that there are very reduced catering facilities in the Library.

Contact us

Map Department 
Cambridge University Library 
West Road 
Cambridge 
CB3 9DR 

Email: maps@lib.cam.ac.uk

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