The Map Room is located on the First Floor of the Weston Library, formerly the New Bodleian Library, on Broad Street. Readers can access the building through the entrance on the east side, opposite Wadham College. The entrance to the public spaces on the ground floor is on the south side of the building, facing Broad Street.


Any Bodleian reader may access the Weston Library and request map material. Maps are fetched by request from remote storage and may be consulted in the Map Room. 

Our opening hours are the same as those of the Weston Library. Please note, however, that Map Room staff are not present on weekends. The Weston houses a large public exhibition space, where several of the most significant items in the Bodleian’s collection will be placed on long-term display.

News and events

Sheldon tapestry map on public display

Following an extensive conservation project, the 16th century Sheldon Tapestry Map of Oxfordshire has recently gone on public display in Blackwell Hall of the Weston Library. Join a member of the Map Room every weekday as they talk about the tapestry and answer questions. Talks take place in Blackwell Hall Mon–Fri 11.30am–12pm.

Guidance on digital mapmaking using geographic information systems (GIS)

The Map Room is happy to provide advice to readers on making maps. Contact maps@bodleian.ox.ac.uk  to arrange a consultation.


The Bodleian Map Room has a blog showcasing items of interest from its collection.

Contact details

Map Room
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1865 277013


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