top of page

Local Studies Library

Bedfordshire County Council

Circa 4,000 OS and other maps covering Bedfordshire, current and historical. Original maps and prints from 16th century onwards. Also land use and geographical maps. Sets of 1:10,560 OS maps from 1st ed. to 1960, and of 1:10,000 thereafter for Bedfordshire; 1:2,500 (1949 and 1955) for the county; 1:1,250 for Bedford only.
Set of aerial photographs for Bedfordshire taken in 1991.

Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard Libraries have collections of historical maps relating to their own areas. See web site for more details.


Bedford Central Library, Harpur Street, BEDFORD, MK4O 1PG

Main contact

Telephone number

01234 3509231

E-mail address

Opening hours

Mon to Fri 09:30-19:00; Sat 09:30-17:00



Photocopying available, but permission may be refused for reasons of conservation.


Last revision


bottom of page