Data & Maps

The library provides access to a large collection of numerical, statistical and geospatial data at the local, provincial, national, and international level. We have a strong collection of Canadian data. 

Our datasets cover data a wide range of topics such as: 

  • Agriculture 
  • Census 
  • Environment 
  • Finance 
  • Health 
  • Public opinion 
  • Socio-economic 

Numerical and statistical data

We recommend odesi as a top source for numerical data.

Geospatial (map) data

We recommend odesi and Scholars GeoPortal as top sources for geospatial data.

Maps in the library collection

We have a small collection of physical maps, including:

  • Canadian topographic mpas
  • Historic fire insurance plans for Canadian cities (1800s to mid-1900s)
  • Historic Canadia air photos
  • Ontario soil surveys
  • Historic Ontario atlases
  • Local Guelph maps

Search Omni to find our digital and physical maps. You can narrow down your search using this trick:

For example, search "Canada" for maps of Canada. Use the "Resource Type" filter on the left side of the page in Omni to narrow down your search to "Maps".

Get assistance

Data and map experts are available to help you find and use numerical, statistical, and geospatial data