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Planning: Maps and plans

Queen's Map Library

The University's Map Library is housed in the school of the Natural and Built Environment in Elmwood Avenue.

It holds an extensive collection of Irish maps, both current and historical, as well as maps from further afield.

The Map Library is located in room 01 007 (first floor) in the Elmwood Building.

Please note that the opening hours for the Map Library are restricted. For enquiries or to make an appointment, please email

Online maps and spatial data

Provides online access to selected Ordnance Survey map products, with full coverage of Great Britain (not Northern Ireland).  It contains maps at scales ranging from 1:1,250 up to 1:750,000. There are scanned raster maps (digital versions of Ordnance Survey's paper maps) and vector maps at a range of scales including OS MasterMap , the most detailed large scale mapping.

Purchase Northern Ireland Ordnance Survey maps or create your own maps based on OSNI data. OSNI ACEmap provides the definitive location mapping for planning applications, property conveyancing and land registration in Northern Ireland.

Development plans

The McClay Library holds a collection of Northern Ireland Area Plans and other development plans, including associated maps.

The Reference Area Plan collection (RAP) is shelved in the Reference section on Floor 3. Relevant shelfmarks include RAP/HT169 and RAP/HT395.

Many plans are also accessible online at the website of the Department for Infrastructure