Western Bank Library houses the library's map collection. The whole country is covered at a scale of 1:25,000 and 1:50,000. Larger scale maps are available for local areas (North Derbyshire, South Yorkshire) at a scale of 1:2,500 and 1:10,000. Sheffield is covered in greater detail; 1:500 and 1:1,250. There is a wide range of historical maps (mainly 1850s onward) as well as geology maps for England, Scotland and Wales at a scale 1:50,000. The collection also includes:
- Aerial photos covering Sheffield and Rotherham for 1992
- A good range of atlases and gazetteers
- A small collection of foreign maps used for teaching and research.
Alongside the physical map collection the library also has a subscription to Digimap
For information on how to consult maps in Western Bank Library see our Subject guide: Maps in the Library and on the Internet