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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 4th Floor which can be borrowed with your Campus/Library card.  Atlases are mostly on the 4th Floor and can also be borrowed.  Atlases with the call number 'Oversize MF' are shelved separately on the 4th  Floor.

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
Please contact me for support on finding information, referencing, using resources and a whole host of other things. If you have a query please contact me via email and I'll get right back to you.

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World War I trench map

During the First World War, trench warfare became the usual form of combat. As trenches were dug, they were mapped, usually at a scale of 1:20 000. The example shows British trenches in blue and German in red.  Updates were obtained by aerial reconnaissance flights - this particular sheet has the statement: ‘Trenches revised from information received to 8-3-18’

Ordnance Survey (1918) 51B S.W. Edition 7D. 1:20 000. France, G.S.G.S. 2742. London: War Office.
Map donated by Mrs P. Scott-James on behalf of Captain R.A. Scott-James.