Map Library

The School of Geography Map Room comprises a collection of approximately 200,000 sheet maps, 600 atlases, a local history reference collection, and a collection of map memoirs, travel guides and gazetteers.

Map library in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental SciencesArchives and collections associated with the Map Room include the Conzen Collection, the Thorpe and Nicklin archives, and a complete collection of dissertations and theses written by Birmingham geographers since the establishment of the department in 1924.

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday:  0900 to 1700 hours

Friday:  0900 to 1600 hours

View the collection

Map Curator
Mr James Peart
Telephone: 0121 414 5522

The Map Room is open to all members of the university, both past and present.

Enquiries from schools, colleges, interested members of the public and organisations outside the university should apply to the Map Curator in the first instance.

Borrowing Facilities

Members of the university may borrow the following categories of material: folded editions of 1:250,000, 1:50,000, and 1:25,000 scale Ordnance Survey maps; road atlases, street plans and directories, domestic and foreign travel guides, and most folded editions of foreign tourist-style maps.

Limited photocopying facilities are available to users of the library.

The Map Room is located in room G33, School of Geography building (R.26 on the Campus Plan), West Campus.