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Information for former Archinfo members: Services & Other Sources of Information

This guide gives some suggestions for alternative services and resources for former Archinfo members

About Archinfo

Archinfo was established in 1988 and based in UCD's Architecture and Planning Library at the Richview Campus off the Clonskeagh Road.

After more than 30 years in business Archinfo closed on 20th December 2019.

This website offers some suggestions for alternative sources of information and services to Archinfo.

We sincerely thank all our former customers for their support and business over the past 30 + years.

Historical Mapping

The Library at Trinity College Dublin provides a historical mapping service


Useful Websites

UCD Digital Library : OSi 19th Century Historical Maps  Use these instructions to help you find and print the OSi 19th Century maps

UCD Library Maps Guide : Historic Maps of Dublin

UCD Library Maps Guide : Historic Maps of Ireland - County by County                                  

OSi National Townland and Historical Map Viewer - instructions on how to use this website can be found in this PDF below: 

How to find the date of an OSi six inch or 25 inch historic map

Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) National Townland and Historical Map Viewer allows you view the historic 25 inch and 6 inch mapping series. Instructions are provided in the PDF below and the contents are:


Finding townland names and their boundaries                pages 1-5

Finding sheet map numbers                                               pages 6-8

Finding dates for the 6inch & 25inch historic maps         pages 9-10

Marking and sharing locations of sites                              pages 11-13

OSi Mapping

National Map Services

We are delighted to recommend our fellow OSi Agent, National Map Services, for your current mapping requirements. Eileen Lane and her team have been in business since 1984 and will provide a fast and professional OSi map service.


OSi Online Map Store

OSi Copyright

For enquires regarding any of the following:

  • annual copyright licences for architects / engineers 
  • permit numbers
  • copyright issues
  • questions about correct usage of the once-off copyright licence for digital mapping 


Please contact:

Copyright Department, Ordnance Survey Ireland, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
Phone: (01) 802 5320 or (01) 802 5392


Book Borrowing

Book Borrowing from UCD Library

The discounted fee for external borrower membership for former Archinfo members will be €250 for the first year of membership (i.e. 2020).  This membership can include up to three researchers from a company.

This fee represents a significant discount on the normal cost of membership (Commercial company (per named researcher):  €375. Commercial company (2-3 named researchers): €1000.).

The company will be issued with a UCD Library visitor card (a U-CARD).  It will be necessary for the company to hold the card, and the card will be required for borrowing. The company will be required to provide an email address on application, all correspondence (recalls, overdues etc.) will be sent to this email address. 

External borrowers can borrow from all UCD library sites.  The quota is 10 books for 14 days. 

The application form for membership can be found at the following link: On this page, under Membership Type select Former Archinfo Member from the drop-down menu.

The external borrower membership does not include a research query service.