A Directory of UK Map Collections

Directory Home Page

To add or revise an entry please send to:
BCS Webmaster
University & College Libraries - London

Senate House Library | Archaeology | Classics | Commonwealth | History | King's College | LSE | Queen Mary
Royal Holloway | Slavonic & East European Studies | UCL | Index
Reference Number: 73 - Last revised: 18/5/09, Edition 6.

University of London
Senate House Library

Senate House
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HU

Enquiries to: David Clover
Telephone: (020) 7862 8840
Telephone: (020) 7862 8461 (Reference & Information Section)
Fax: (020) 7862 8480 (library)
Email: david.clover@london.ac.uk
Website: www.shl.lon.ac.uk

Library opening hours:
Mon-Thurs 0900-2100; Fri 0900-1830; Sat 0930-1730
Christmas and Summer vacations: Mon-Fri 0900-1800; Sat 0930-1730
Open to staff and students of Colleges of the University of London; Academic Staff and researchers of UK Higher Education Institutions in receipt of funding from the funding councils.
All other categories: direct charges are made for all other use of the Library. In some circumstances where access is required to certain named research collections fees may be waived. Applications in advance in writing to the Librarian.

Content: Circa 66,000 sheets. A general collection: current OS maps up to scale 1:10,000 for Great Britain; 1:2,500 for Greater London and 1:1,250 for central London. Early editions of the OS 1:63,360 for Great Britain, also geological, soil, land use and other thematic series. Foreign topographic and thematic coverage. Town plans, early maps, wall maps (loanable), Admiralty charts, and atlases.

Special collections include the WYATT BEQUEST (early maps of Buckinghamshire), the BROMHEAD COLLECTION (early maps of London), and the ELIOT-PHELIPS COLLECTION (Maps of Madrid, etc.).

Some air photographs, mainly of Greater London.


Senate House Library | Archaeology | Classics | Commonwealth | History | King's College | LSE | Queen Mary
Royal Holloway | Slavonic & East European Studies | UCL | Index | Top
Reference Number: 76 - Last revised: Edition 4.

University of London
Institute of Archaeology

Library
31-34 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0PY

Parent Organisation: University College London
Person in charge: Belinda Barrett
Telephone: (020) 7380 7485 (direct)
Telephone: (020) 7387 7505 Ext 4788
Fax: (020) 7380 7373

Mon-Fri 0930-1900; Sat. (term only) 0930-1630
Summer Vacation Mon-Fri 0930-1700
Closed for one week over Christmas and Easter.
Prior appointment necessary, esp. for air photographs.

Content: Small map collection of circa 1,500 items comprising archaeological maps as well as some others useful in archaeological research (e.g. some geology, history, general, etc.).

Significant collection of archaeological air photographs of Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Egypt and the Sudan.

Photocopying and photographic facilities available.


Senate House Library | Archaeology | Classics | Commonwealth | History | King's College | LSE | Queen Mary
Royal Holloway | Slavonic & East European Studies | UCL | Index | Top
Reference Number: 77 - Last revised: 28/02/00, Edition 4.

University of London
Institute of Classical Studies

Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies
Library of the Institute of Classical studies
Senate House
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HU

Person in charge: Mr. C H Annis (Librarian)
Telephone: (020) 7862 8709 (Library office)
Fax: (020) 7862 8724
Email: ch.annis@sas.ac.uk
Website

Mon-Fri 0930-1800 (2000 on Tues & Thurs in term)
Sat 1000-1630 (not August)
Closed for two weeks in August
Access to members only (applications to the Secretary of the appropriate Society)

Content: Approx. 1,050 sheets and 90 atlases, mainly intended for the study of Greek and Roman antiquity. Mostly at scales of 1:1M or smaller.


Senate House Library | Archaeology | Classics | Commonwealth | History | King's College | LSE | Queen Mary
Royal Holloway | Slavonic & East European Studies | UCL | Index | Top
Reference Number: 78 - Last revised: 18/5/09 Edition 6

University of London
Institute of Commonwealth Studies Library

28 Russell Square
London
WC1B 5DS

Person in charge: David Clover (Librarian)
Telephone: (020) 7862 8840
Fax: (020) 7862 8820
Email: david.clover@sas.ac.uk
Website: http://commonwealth.sas.ac.uk/library.htm

Term: Mon-Fri 9.30-18.30; Tues 9.30-19.30
Vacation: Mon-Fri 9.30-17.30
Closed between Christmas and New Year.
Access to all higher education students and staff.

Content: Very small collection, mainly of items acquired with the Library of the West India Committee in 1977. Includes several l7th- l8th century maps of the West Indies.

Photocopying and microfilm/fiche reader available.


Senate House Library | Archaeology | Classics | Commonwealth | History | King's College | LSE | Queen Mary
Royal Holloway | Slavonic & East European Studies | UCL | Index | Top
Reference Number: 79 - Last revised: Edition 4.

University of London
Institute of Historical Research

Senate House
London
WC1E 7HU

Person in charge: Librarian
Telephone: (020) 7636 0272 (not direct)
Fax: (020) 7436 21283

Mon-Fri 0900-2100; Sat 0900-1700
Open Spring and Summer bank holidays.
Access to members only.

Content: Very small collection for general historical research and reference. Strength lies in the topography of London and the English counties.


Senate House Library | Archaeology | Classics | Commonwealth | History | King's College | LSE | Queen Mary
Royal Holloway | Slavonic & East European Studies | UCL | Index | Top

Reference Number: 80 - Last revised: 03/04/00, Edition 4.

University of London
King's College London

College Map Collection
Strand
London
WC2R 2LS

Temporary Located in the Geography Department, Surrey Street, London WC2R 2LS
Person in charge:
Telephone: (020) 7848 2802 (direct)

By appointment only
Closed for one week at Christmas and Easter, also for annual leave (dates vary).
Access and loans to non-King's College members at Map Curator's discretion. Prior appointment desirable for non-members.

Content: Circa 50,000 sheets, 200 atlases and 7,500 aerial photographs. 1:1M International World Map; topographic mapping of UK, Western Europe, Central and South America. Geological mapping of UK and Western Europe. Miscellaneous holding for rest of world.

DOS deposit of Caribbean region aerial photography.

Note: The field sheets of the Second Land Utilisation Survey of England and Wales are held by the Land Use Research Unit, c/o Professor Alice Colemen. Initial enquiries please to: The Department of Geography. Prior application by letter is essential.

Note: The library is in temporary storage on the Strand Campus site until September 2001.


Senate House Library | Archaeology | Classics | Commonwealth | History | King's College | LSE | Queen Mary
Royal Holloway | Slavonic & East European Studies | UCL | Index | Top
Reference Number: 81 - Last revised: 08/05/09, Edition 6.

Library of the London School of Political and Economic Studies : Department of Geography and Environment

University of London
Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science

10 Portugal Street
London
WC2A 2HD

Contact: No named contact - use departmental phone numbers/emails as below.
Telephone: Main Library Information Desk: (020) 7955 7229
Telephone: Archives and Rare Books Division: (020) 7955 7223
Fax: (020) 7955 7454
Email: Main Library Information Desk: library.information.desk@lse.ac.uk
Email: Archives and Rare Books Division: document@lse.ac.uk

Main Library Website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/
Archives and Rare Books Website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/archive/Default.htm

Content:

Main Library: Circa 600 atlases.

Archives and Rare Books:

Materials concerning the 1930-1938 Land Utilisation Survey of Great Britain, organised by Sir Dudley Stamp, including published map sheets at 1:63,360, and the manuscript survey sheets at 1:10,560. The Library also holds copies of the LUS's county reports in its main book collection.

Hand-coloured drafts of Charles Booth's Maps Descriptive of London Poverty 1898-1899, plus copies of the final printed edition.


Senate House Library | Archaeology | Classics | Commonwealth | History | King's College | LSE | Queen Mary
Royal Holloway | Slavonic & East European Studies | UCL | Index | Top
Reference Number: 82 - Last revised: 28/02/00, Edition 4.

Library of the London School of Political and Economic Studies : Department of Geography and Environment

University of London
London School of Economics and Political Science

Department of Geography and Environment
Houghton Street
Aldwych
London
WC2A 2AE

Located in St. Clement's Building, Room S 502.
Person in charge: Peter Wright (Geographical Support Officer)
Telephone: (020) 7955 6001 (direct)
Fax: (020) 7955 7412
Email: mclean@lse.ac.uk
Telex: 24655 LSELON G

Mon-Fri 1000-1600
Closed Christmas and Easter weeks.
Access to general public, but phone call is desirable for non-members of LSE.

Content: Approx. 25,000 sheets, 300 atlases and 750 aerial photographs. Collection composed of material acquired for teaching and research. Atlases, wall maps, single sheets and map series of the world, Europe and USSR, with specialisation on the London area.

Illuminated table and photocopying facilities available.


Senate House Library | Archaeology | Classics | Commonwealth | History | King's College | LSE | Queen Mary
Royal Holloway | Slavonic & East European Studies | UCL | Index | Top
Reference Number: 83 - Last revised: 24/10/12 Edition 7

Queen Mary, University of London
Map Collection
Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Library
Mile End Road
London
El 4NS

Person in charge: Lorna Rosbottom
Telephone: (020) 7882-7293
Email:l.rosbottom@qmul.ac.uk

Mon-Fri 0900-1700
Closed between Christmas and New Year and over Easter
Access to general public. Prior appointment is necessary.

Content: Sheet maps and atlases for reference use only. The bulk of the collection is comprised of British Ordnance and Geological Survey maps and a small number of local history maps.

Photocopying available.


Senate House Library | Archaeology | Classics | Commonwealth | History | King's College | LSE | Queen Mary
Royal Holloway | Slavonic & East European Studies | UCL | Index | Top
Reference Number: 84 - Last revised: 28/02/00, Edition 4.

University of London
Royal Holloway & Bedford Colleges

The Gordon Manley Map Collection
Dept. of Geography
Royal Holloway & Bedford Colleges
Egham Hill
Egham
Surrey
TW2O 0EX

Located in Queens Building.
Person in charge: Mr. M Dolton
Telephone: 01784 443575 (Direct)
Fax: 01784 72836
Telex: 935504

Mon-Fri 0900-1700
Closed for a week at Christmas and Easter
Prior appointment for non-members of the college desirable.

Content: Circa 8,000 sheets and 100 atlases. Current British topographic and geological at 1:50,000 and 1:63,360, also most of 1:25,000 series. Good coverage for Europe (mainly not current), and of Africa (mainly pre-WWII). Extensive maritime chart collection.

No photocopying facilities.


Senate House Library | Archaeology | Classics | Commonwealth | History | King's College | LSE | Queen Mary
Royal Holloway | Slavonic & East European Studies | UCL | Index | Top
Reference Number: 86 - Last revised: 17/01/06, Edition 4.

University of London
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies

University College London
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

Location: 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW
Person in charge: Ms. Lesley Pitman
Telephone: (020) 7679 8703
Fax: (020) 7679 8710
Email: ssees-library@ssees.ucl.ac.uk

Website http://www.ssees.ucl.ac.uk/

Term: Term: Mon-Fri 0900-2100; Sat 1000-1700
Summer vacation: Mon-Fri 1000-1800
Access: General public should make a written application to the Librarian. A fee may be charged.

Content: Circa 550 maps and 100 atlases. Mostly small scale topographic maps of Russia and Eastern Europe (17th to mid-20th centuries). Include maps issued by the Russian Academy of Sciences (18th century); and a good range of maps of Hungary and adjacent regions, (dates vary).

Self-service photocopying. Photographic work can be arranged.


Senate House Library | Archaeology | Classics | Commonwealth | History | King's College | LSE | Queen Mary
Royal Holloway | Slavonic & East European Studies | UCL | Index | Top
Reference Number: 87 - Last revised: 28/02/00, Edition 4.

University of London
University College London

Department of Geography
26 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AP

Location: Room LG13 (Map Room)
Person in charge: Miss Rebecca Moore
Telephone: (020) 7504 5537
Fax: (020) 7380 7565
Email: a.oxenham@geography.ucl.ac.uk

Mon-Fri 0830-1300, 1400-1700
Closed for annual leave sometime during the months of July-September
General public are welcome to make enquiries. A prior appointment (by telephone) is desirable.

Content: Approx. 80,000 sheets and 640 atlases. UK topographic coverage at 1:25,000 and smaller. Geological Survey maps at 1:63,360/ 1:50,000, Soil Survey at 1:63,360 and 1:25,000. Rest of world, with emphasis on France, Eastern Europe, Latin America and USSR at 1:50,000, 1:100,000 or 1:250,000. National topographic and thematic atlases.

Photocopier and illuminated tables available.


Senate House Library | Archaeology | Classics | Commonwealth | History | King's College | LSE | Queen Mary
Royal Holloway | Slavonic & East European Studies | UCL | Index | Top