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Bristol Reference Library

Bristol City Council

Reference Library holds the current mapping; generally comprehensive for UK on 1:50,000. Local areas covered on 1:2,500, 1:1,250, and 1:10,000 where available. National and international atlases with good coverage of topographic and thematic mapping for other countries.

Also historical mapping; OS mapping for Avon, and early maps of Bristol and environs.

Black and white aerial photographs for County of Avon, coloured for Bristol.


Central Library, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TL

Main contact

Telephone number

0117 903 7202 (direct)

Opening hours

Wed 1000-1700, Fri, Sat 0900-1700, Sun 1300-1700


Some early original maps may require advance notice


Limited photocopying available


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