The first step in accessing maps from the Library collection, is to search the online catalogue.
If the map you're looking for isn't available online, you can visit the Special Collections area in the Mitchell Library Reading Room to use maps and other material from the Library’s special collections.
Librarians in this area can also help you with your research and using the collections, including our Ask a Librarian service if you can't visit in person.
The access conditions and availability of the collection item will determine when it will be available for access. Staff may give you a microfilm or digital copy instead of the original. This is to help preserve the original.
You will need a Special Collections card to use material.
You need to follow the Special Collections - Conditions of use guidelines when in the Special Collections area. These guidelines help us to protect and preserve the Library’s special collections for future generations.
You're not able to bring any bags into the Special Collections area. This includes handbags, camera bags and laptop bags. Lockers are available for hire in the Mitchell Library.