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Cambridge University Library is now open for ‘zero contact’ services from Monday-Friday. Please read more about our phased reopening of the UL and Faculty and Departmental Libraries.

Cambridge University Library


Libraries, Museums, Shops and University Departments:

  • Cambridge Archivists Group. For archivists and others who are interested in the profession in Cambridge. Find details of local events taking place, as well as news features on projects in the city. 
  • Cambridgeshire Collection. On the third floor of Cambridge Central Library the Cambridgeshire Collection has an extensive collection of maps, pictures, books, etc. of local interest. You can search parts of their online catalogue by selecting, for example, Cambridgeshire Collection monographs or illustrations (see list on left side of screen). In 'Advanced Search' you can search only for maps or illustrations by using the 'Collection' drop down list.

Local and National Government:

  • My Cambridgeshire. Enter your postcode and see, for example, the name of your ward or a selection of your nearest local services. Includes maps.
  • Land Registry. "The world's largest property database". Property information for England and Wales. This is a charged service and no maps can be seen online.

Maps, etc.:

  • Cambridge Historian. Website with blog posts and images about Cambridge run by local resident Fonz Chamberlain.
  • Capturing Cambridge. Encourages people of all ages to discover the fascinating and inspiring histories of our streets. Mostly pictures but are all linked to a base map.
  • Genmaps [links to Internet Archive Wayback Machine]. Old maps of Cambridgeshire. Old maps for other parts of the country can be found via their Home Page.
  • Lost Cambridge. Blog maintained by Antony Carpen about the history of the borough of Cambridge.
  • Norfolk Insight (previously known as Norfolk Data Observatory). Provides access to a wide range of definitive, high quality statistics and indicators at multiple geographic levels across the county.


  • The Conduit.  A guide to Cambridgeshire's local history and archaeology organisations, societies, events and lectures. Published as a supplement to the Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society in September each year and available also online.



Opening hours


9:00-12:45 and 14:00-17:10 *


9:00-12:45 and 14:00-16:50 *


Closed **

* Monday to Friday 12:45-14:00: If you wish to continue working through the lunch period we can transfer items to the Munby Rare Books Reading Room.

** Items ordered before 12.45 on Friday can be consulted in the Manuscripts 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