COVID Updates

Information about Map Center programs, activities, and services while public services are disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In-person access remains closed

Currently, no in-person access to the Map Center’s gallery, learning center, or research collections is available. The Boston Public Library is closed for regular service; however, holds pickup for circulating material is available under the BPL To Go program. Learn more about BPL To Go and the status of the BPL system at the BPL website.

Digital and remote services available

The Map Center has made extensive efforts to continue research, educational, and exhibition activities in a remote setting. Throughout our website, you’ll find information on how to access digitized material, explore research collections, and teach with maps at the K-12 and university levels. In particular, you may want to see the pages on:

For more information

Check this page for updates about our plans for reopening in-person service. As of Spring 2021, we do not currently have further guidance on the timing of our return to in-person activities.

This information was last updated April 14, 2021.