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Map Library, School of Geography

University of Birmingham

Circa 140,000 maps and 600 atlases. Topographical maps of UK at scales 1:10,000 and smaller; West Midlands at 1:2,500 and 1:1,250. Geology, soils, land use, and administrative maps. Historical collection, including OS County Series 1:10,560 and 1:2,500 for Midland counties; early Birmingham street maps.

Rest of world: Western Europe at 1:100,000 or larger; Large collection of D.O.S. sheets of Africa and other former dependencies; many GSGS sheets of WWII vintage.

Teaching collection of Wall Maps.

Aerial photographs, mostly for Falkland Islands and Nigeria. Some England and Scotland.

Collection of gazetteers, books on cartography, guide books, postcode directories and collection of books on local history.


Edgbaston BIRMINGHAM B15 2TT (Location: Arts Faculty Building, 2nd floor, Room 201)

Main contact

Telephone number

0121-414-5522 (direct)


Opening hours

Mon-Fri 0845-1715



Photocopying and illuminated light tables available


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