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Gateway Sites

Map Curators' Toolbox. Lots of useful links of interest to all map users.

Map History / History of Cartography. THE Gateway to the subject. Lots of invaluable information on, e.g. events, fellowships and prizes, map collecting and collections, online images of maps and much more. Includes section entitled Books to get you into the Subject.

Truckers Report Guide to Maps and Mapping.

World Oceans. All About the World Oceans and SI Yachts

Some useful web sites maintained by Map Libraries and other Bodies include:

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