The Map Collection at the Yale University Library will be closed effective May 14, 2016.

Rare maps will be moved to the Beinecke Library in September 2016 after the completion of the Beinecke’s renovation.  These materials will not be accessible from May 14- September 30.

As part of the move, the Beinecke Library is digitizing more than 20,000 maps, which will be available in the Beinecke’s Digital Library at This is an ongoing project with new images added weekly. For more information about this digitization project see the earlier announcement:

Questions about research help with maps should be sent to

Non-rare maps and other volumes formerly located in the Maps Collection, and maps at LSF, are findable in Orbis and will be accessible for use at CSSSI by sending email requests to after November 1. These materials will not be accessible from May 14- November 1.

For assistance with geographic information systems please see:

Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have questions. We will be updating the website with this information.