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The Orkney Library & Archives

Orkney Islands Council

The Orkney Library has approx. 1,500 sheets. OS County Series maps for 1882 and 1903; current 1:10,000 & 1:2,500 for Orkney only. Estate maps and historical maps and charts concerning Orkney (17th century onwards).


Laing Street, KIRKWALL, Orkney, KW15 1NW

Main contact

Telephone number

(01856) 873166

Opening hours

Library: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9-7pm; Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 9-5pm: Archives - Closed every Monday - otherwise open Tuesday-Friday 9-1pm & 2-4.45pm.


Prior appointment desirable for archival maps, especially in evenings


Photocopying (to A4 size only) subject to copyright and condition


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