Winter 2020-2021 Public OML Hours (Effective Thursday, September 10th):

By appointment only. Please click here to make a gallery visit or research appointment.

Please note: The Map Library will be physically closed from 12/24/2020-1/4/2021, and most staff are taking vacation. We will reopen to the public for research and gallery visits on Thursday, 1/7/2021.

Thursdays and Fridays:
Gallery Visits (maximum 4 visitors per one-hour timeslot): 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm
Research appointments (maximum 2 researchers per two-hour timeslot): 11:30am, 2pm

Gallery Visits (maximum 4 visitors per one-hour timeslot): 10:15am, 11:30am, 12:45pm, 2pm
Research appointments (maximum 2 researchers per two-hour timeslot): 10:15am; 12:30pm

Spring 2021 University of Southern Maine and University of Maine System OML Hours (Effective Monday, January 4th, 2021):

With the exception of pre-scheduled University course visits, USM and UMS visitors (students, faculty, and staff) are welcome to visit the OML during the hours listed below. No prior appointment is needed to come and see the Bicentennial exhibition (no more than four visitors allowed in the gallery at any one time), or to come and do research, view collection materials, etc. As ever, face coverings are required when on campus. USM/UMS visitors should enter into the Glickman Library front desk area, scan their USM/UMS ID card, and then proceed through the exit door into the arcade and down to the OML, where we will greet you and facilitate your visit.

Sunday-Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 10am-4pm
University class visits, totaling no more than 10 students/visit, must be pre-scheduled, and can be held during off-hours, including Mondays.
Saturday: All Saturday visits must be made by appointment, using our online reservation system, and the time slots open to the public.


The Osher Map Library & Smith Center for Cartographic Education is located on the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine. During open hours (listed below) we welcome visitors to stop by and take a look around the reference room, see the globes in our globe cases, or view our latest exhibition. 

If you have any questions before you come in, please contact us at (207) 780-4850 or

For more information regarding visiting as a researcher, please visit our research page. 

basic map of the first floor of the Glickman Library at USM