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Glucksman Map Library

Welcome to the Glucksman Map Library, the centre for cartographic materials in Trinity College Library. Located in the Basement of the Ussher Library, it holds over half a million maps and atlases making it the largest collection of printed maps in Ireland. It is one of the heritage departments of the Library, holding rare older material as well as modern mapping. The collections are particularly strong on maps of Ireland and Great Britain but they also include coverage of Europe, Africa and the rest of the world at less detailed scales.

The Map Library is available to students and staff of Trinity College Dublin who wish to consult cartographic materials. Visiting readers are welcome should they wish to consult maps not available elsewhere in Dublin and should contact us to arrange an appointment before their visit.

Renovation work is due to commence in April, 2022 in the Ussher Library Basement to make way for the new interim Research Collections Study Centre as part of the Old Library Redevelopment Project. The Glucksman Map Library reading room will be temporarily inaccessible from April onwards for a number of months. There will be continuity of service with a scan on demand and enquiry service available during this period. Map Library staff will continue to have access to the collections for this purpose. The Map Library reading room will reopen alongside the interim Research Collections Study Centre at the beginning of 2022/23 academic year. All requests for the scan on demand service from April onwards may be submitted to the email: map.library@tcd.ie or telephone +353 1 8962087 or 8961544.

Online Resources for Irish Mapping

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have a question.

Telephone: +353 1 8962087 or 8961544

Fax: +353 1 8963537

E-mail: map.library@tcd.ie