Finding maps in the Central Library
The Central Library has a large collection of maps, primarily of the United Kingdom but also the Americas and other parts of the world.
Our maps are divided into geological and topographic - find them using Library Search.
Geological maps are on level 4.
- Flat maps are in the map cabinet opposite the lifts, filed in country order, then by map number
- Folded maps are on the bookshelves at 55
Additional information about the maps of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, published by the British Geological Survey (BGS), are available in the Memoirs, Sheet Explanation or Sheet Description with the ESE Series collection, on level 4.
Topographic maps are on level 5 bookshelves at 912 (boxed in numerical order).
They are used for walking, touring or visiting areas, as well as for research.
For Ordnance Survey and Geological maps use Digimap.