COVID Updates

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

Bending Lines is open

Our major exhibition Bending Lines: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception is available for free public access in our gallery beginning. Face masks must be worn at all times by all staff and visitors in the Central Library.

You can also visit the Bending Lines digital exhibition, which was designed for an immersive online experience, where you can discover high-resolution maps, interpretive content, and interactive material.

Research appointments available

Research appointments in the Rare Maps Reading Room are by advance appointment on weekdays. Appointments will be limited in time and duration. We also ask that researchers who can effectively use a digitized item, or who can put off their research visit until September, to strongly consider doing so.

For more information, see the Research Appointments page.

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:

This information was last updated July 27, 2021.