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Remote Map Research at NYPL: About

Access to Collections and Services

Remote Map Research During the NYPL Closure and Beyond

During the temporary closure of The New York Public Library's locations, key facets of the Library's Research Collections and Services remain available to help researchers access information and materials. Here are some highlights of the resources and services of the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division that remain available for those of you with map-related research and reference needs, as well as those of you who are simply interested in reading maps, or reading about maps.

Online Research Consultations

Map Division librarians and curators are available via email to answer research-specific questions.  One can also make an appointment for a virtual consultation.

Example of a map image from NYPL's Digital Collection, in this case, the Viele 1874 map of original water courses in New York City

Topographical atlas of the city of New York, including the annexed territory showing original water courses and made land, by Egbert L. Viele, 1874, NYPL Digital Collections Image ID 1527362

Reference Librarians

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Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division Reference Librarians
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave)
First Floor , Room 117
New York, NY 10018
(212) 930-0587