You can make enquiries about maps and map-related information by visiting the Maps Reading Room, or by telephone, post, fax or email.

An appointment is not usually necessary for general enquiries, as most staff will be able to help you, but if you have a specialist enquiry or wish to speak to a particular member of staff, please make an appointment in advance.

Map Collections
National Library of Scotland
Causewayside Building
159 Causewayside
Scotland, UK

See our location map. Our Ordnance Survey National Grid Reference is NT 263721.

Tel: +44(0)131 623 4660
Fax: +44 (0)131 623 4661


You may contact Map Collections staff individually by email, but we usually advise you to send enquiries to our group email address,, in case particular staff are absent. Details of staff email addresses are in the staff and departments directory.

If your enquiry is not about maps or map-related information, or if you are uncertain, contact


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