The New! University Library map collection is located on A Floor. Ask Library staff for assistance finding the maps and atlases you need. Thematic atlases may be shelved with the subject concerned e.g. most historical atlases are kept in the History section.
This guide will help you find relevant information for your research.
Use the tabs on the left to find maps, databases and other useful resources.
The Library has completed a Digitisation Project for during Summer 2023, and many historic maps held in the collection are now available on this guide.
Of special note are the very popular Stephen Mackreth (Left) 1778 Plan of the town of Lancaster and the 1821 Jonathan Binn (Right) map of the town and castle of Lancaster. (With inset: Speed’s map of Lancaster, 1610)
These new maps are available available under a Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0) licence, allowing you to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. remix, and transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
Effortless, no-code access to the power of Google Earth Engine.
Digimap is a collection of EDINA services that deliver maps and geospatial data from a number of national data providers, including Ordnance Survey and the British Geological Survey. Data is available either to download to use with appropriate application software such as GIS or CAD, or as maps generated by Digimap online. The Library subscribes to the entire Digimap package.