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Maps and atlases

Search the Library for maps and atlases. You can filter your search by selecting “Resource Type” and then “Maps”. You can also browse a number of useful map websites.

Before using a map in your work, always check its copyright permissions and include all necessary references.


Contemporary atlases are available in the Edward Boyle Library. Historic atlases are available in the Brotherton Library. Check the item record in Library search for full details and locations.

Ordnance Survey maps

The following Ordnance Survey maps are available in our Libraries:

UK and world maps online

UK and world maps are available at:

If you want free outline and blank maps, go to

Historic maps

You can also find historic maps in our Special Collections (the Whitaker Collection).

Historic maps are also available online from:

Geological maps and GIS data sources

You can find the following geological maps in the Edward Boyle Library:

You can find geological maps and GIS data sources online:

Geological maps are also available at the Kennedy Library in the School of Earth and Environment. Contact the librarian if you wish to visit as not all materials are available immediately.