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Special Collections and Archives

Keele University

 The Map Library comprises a variety of maps, atlases, street plans and other cartographic materials (c. 20,000 items). The local area is well covered by large-scale Ordnance Survey mapping, with older editions providing a useful resource for local history. Coverage for the rest of Britain is provided by 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 OS mapping.

Outside the British Isles, areas well represented include North America, Spain and Iceland. Atlases range from facsimiles of17th century editions to modern major general atlases and road atlases.

Maps should generally be requested in advance,  although a reference collection of atlases, street maps, Ordnance Survey and British Geological Survey maps is on open access and freely available during Library opening times.


Keele University Library, Keele, Staffs ST5 5BG

Main contact

Helen Burton

Telephone number

01782 733237

E-mail address
Opening hours

Mon to Fri 0900-1700


Prior appointment preferable for general public


Photocopying available subject to copyright regulations.


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