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The University Library holds original maps from the 16th century to the present day. Most Swedish maps and map series are available in our collections. Among modern maps, you will find the Ordnance Survey map series, tourist maps, geological maps, nautical charts, orienteering maps and much more. International maps are only available to a limited extent. All maps are in storage, except for a small number located in the Reference Collection.

You can search the University Library’s atlases in our LUBcat catalogue, but you cannot see which map sheets are available at the University Library. We have a separate card catalogue of maps up to the 1970s approximately. Please contact our staff for help in finding what you are looking for.

  • LUBcat– Search our atlases, road atlases and major map series, but not individual map sheets.
  • Catalogue -1957 (subject section) – Search our old atlases under the heading Geografi Kartor.
  • LIBRIS – Search for maps nationally. All Swedish maps from 1986 are included.

Digitized maps

We are continually working on digitizing the library’s older maps, making them freely accessible online. We are currently transferring all our digitized collections to ALVIN.

During a transition period our older digital image collections will be available in our old image database, among others the De la Gardie map collection.

Requesting maps

You request individual map sheets in advance and consult them in the Special Collections Reading Room.

  • Modern maps (post-1800): nyarekarttryck [at] ub [dot] lu [dot] se
  • Old maps (pre-1800): handskrift [at] ub [dot] lu [dot] se

Atlases can be searched and requested in LUBcat.

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Modern maps (post-1800):
nyarekarttryck [at] ub [dot] lu [dot] se

Old maps (pre-1800):
handskrift [at] ub [dot] lu [dot] se

Maps are also available at
the Geolibrary at Lund University