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Maps: Home

A guide to finding and using printed and digital maps.

Welcome to the Maps guide.  Use the tabs above to explore our resources.

The University Library has a collection of about 70,000 maps and atlases.  The majority of maps are reference only, but there is a Field collection on the 2nd Floor which can be borrowed with your Campus/Library card.  Atlases are mostly on the 2nd Floor and can also be borrowed. 

If you need to consult maps please contact Judith Fox, the Map Librarian. She can advise on the types of maps available and guide you to the ones most suited to your needs.

The Map Librarian

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Judith Fox
I am usually at the 3rd Floor Information Desk Monday 10.00-11.00;
Tuesday 13:00-14:00; Wednesday 14:00-15:00; Thursday 13:00-14:00.
0118 378 6578

Ordnance Survey blog

The OS blog is on a range of geography related topics - use the categories menu to choose a topic e.g. cartography

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Noise map Reading

Noise map of the Reading area

This map was created using the England noise map viewer. It shows road traffic noise levels in the Reading area.  24 hour average noise levels are shown in decibels, with weightings applied for evenings and nights. Rail traffic noise levels can also be shown.

There are similar sites for Wales and Scotland.