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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.

Renovation is now underway (as of February 2023) 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 basement level is now closed to readers and the Glucksman Map Library reading room will be temporarily (physically) inaccessible from 20 February 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 for the 2023/24 academic term. All requests for the scan on demand service may be submitted to the e-mail: or telephone +353 1 8962087 or 8961544.

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.

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