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The Map Department sells a few cartographic items, mainly on behalf of local societies. They are only available for sale during Map Department opening times (see panel to the right) and you will need a valid Readers ticket for the University Library. If you do not have a Readers ticket and would like copies of the maps posted to you or would like to buy copies of the maps in bulk, please contact the relevant publisher directly.

We also usually have free Cambridge city cycling maps available. 

Cambridgeshire Records Society Publications

Cambridge 1574-1904  !! New edition published 2021!!

A portfolio of twelve maps illustrating the changing plan of Cambridge from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, accompanied by an introductory booklet. Although primarily selected to show the growth of the city, the maps also illustrate how the techniques and styles of mapping changed during this period. 

Price: £12.50 (Cheques should be made payable to the Cambridgeshire Records Society)

Jonas Moore’s Mapp of the Great Levell of the Fens 1658

A colour reprint in sixteen sheets of the original edition of Moore's Mapp from the unique copy in the National Archives, together with a CD containing a digital copy of that edition and of the 1684 reprint by Moses Pitt and the 1706 reprint by Christopher Brown. An accompanying booklet discusses Moore and his place in the history of cartography and provides biographical details of the men whose arms appear around the 1658 map.

Price: £26.50 (Special offer price (normally £36). Cheques should be made payable to the Cambridgeshire Records Society).

Members of the Society receive further discounts on all of the above prices. Please make your membership known to a member of the Map Room staff at the time of purchasing.

The Map Room is able to accept cash and cheques (made payable to Cambridgeshire Records Society) for these items. You can also buy Cambridgeshire Records Society publications via their web site

Charles Close Society

Two-and-a-half-inch Map of East Anglia, Sheet 85NE (Cambridge), Ordnance Survey, 1914

(Maps from the past - number 5). Reprint published 2014 by the Charles Close Society. ISBN 978-1-870598-55-2. Colour reprint of original map with essay by Richard Oliver.

Price: £6

The Map Room is able to accept cash and cheques (made payable to the Charles Close Society) for this item.

Other items

Ordnance Survey Map Data

It is possible to take a limited number of prints from this data for private or non-commercial purposes only. Copyright restrictions apply. Maps are A4 in size on an A3 piece of paper. Please follow the above link for more information. 

Price: £1

The Map Room is able to accept cash and cheques made payable to Cambridge University Library for these maps.

Digital Content Unit

The Library's Digital Content Unit is able to provide electronic and paper reproductions of most items in our collection. There will be a wait for this service and copyright restrictions can apply. The cost and options available for reproduction will vary depending on the item in question. Please contact the Map Room or Digital Content Unit for more information.


Image credit: extract from cover of Charles Close Society 'Maps from the past, number 5'  Maps.c.G.0108.5

Opening Times

Map Room Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 9am to 12:45pm and 2pm to 5:10pm
Friday 9am to 12:45pm and 2pm to 4:50pm 

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

Remember: Pencils only in the Map Room and No food or drink!

Where to Find Us

Library Floorplan

The Map Room - the Map Department's Reading Room - is on the first floor of the Library at the far end of the North Gallery. At the top of the stairs from the Library's Entrance Hall, turn right and the Map Room is at the end of the corridor. 

We are very close to the Tea Room.

Contact us

Map Department 
Cambridge University Library 
West Road 
CB3 9DR 


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