• Finding maps

    The bulk of the Bodleian’ s maps are stored off-site. Items must be retrieved by request. Most orders are available by the next day for consultation in the Map Room.

  • Making maps

    We provide teaching and technical support in digital map-making. This includes individual consultations as well as hands-on taught courses.

  • Reproducing maps

    Map Room staff are pleased to provide guidance on reproducing maps in the Bodleian's collection.



  • Weekdays: 9.00 - 19.00
  • Saturday: 10.00 - 16.00
  • Sunday: Closed


Map Room
Bodleian Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG


The Map Room is moving!  We will be closed from the 19th until the 29th of September, when we will re-open on the First Floor of the new Weston Library. Find out more about the move and the new building.

About us

The Map Room has temporarily moved to Duke Humfrey’ s Library, in the Old Bodleian. Any Bodleian reader may come here and request material.


In addition to the large paper map collection, the Map Room provides access to a range of digital map data.


Short articles featuring some of the star items in the Bodleian's map collection, cartographic research, and case studies in digital map-making.

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