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The Sir Duncan Rice Library

University of Aberdeen

About 8,000 sheets and 450 atlases. Fair collection of pre-1800 atlases and early maps of Scotland. Early OS 1:63,360 (England and Scotland) and 1:10,560 (Scotland, with books of reference); current 1:50,000 for Great Britain and 1:10,000 for Scotland. Small scale European and world maps. About 25 cartographic CD-ROM packages and one of 6 libraries receiving large-scale OS digital data as part of the Digimap project.

Special Collections

Location: Lower Ground Floor
Telephone: 01224 272598
Mon-Fri 0900-1700; closed Sat and Sun

collections of historical maps including the O’Dell Railway Collection containing railway plans submitted to Parliament and also the map and plan collection of F.A. MacDonald and Partners, engineers and surveyors (incorporating Walker & Duncan, surveyors, Aberdeen). This collections consists of c.5000 items from the late 18th century - mid 20th century (primarily late 19th century) and primarily covers the north east of Scotland.


Bedford Road ABERDEEN City of Aberdeen AB24 3AA

Main contact

Telephone number

01224 273330

E-mail address

Opening hours

Mon-Thu 0800-2200; Fri 0800-2000; Sat 0900-2200 Sun 1100-2200 Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 1-2 January only.



Photocopiers, reader/printers and PC computers available including colour printing to A0 size.


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