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Libraries, Museums, Shops and University Departments:

  • Blackwell's Map Centre. Visit the shop in Trinity Street or order Ordnance Survey large and small scale products online. Site offers various means of finding the maps that cover area of interest.
  • 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.
  • Cambridge Dissertation Fair. Guide to library and archive collections in Cambridge that might provide original source material for your dissertation. Includes tips on using archives.
  • 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, Photographs, 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.



Current Services

Note that the Map Room is still closed to in-person visits though pre-booked items can be viewed in the Special Collections Reading Room 

Email us at for assistance and if you need to consult our card catalogue or look at Ordnance Survey data.

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

Contact us

Map Department 
Cambridge University Library 
West Road 
CB3 9DR 


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