Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

Cohen Center

The Sam L. Cohen Education Center provides a space for learning and exploration. As OML's instructional space, it is used for conducting K-12 and university classes, and also public lectures and conferences. It seats up to 80 people, auditorium style, and up to 40 people classroom style (with chairs and tables in rows). It is outfitted with a full complement of audio and video equipment, including a LCD projector, sound system with microphones, and playback and recording capabilities.

Please fill out the reservation request form here: Cohen Center Reservation Request



The Cohen Center is generally open during typical working hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. 

In addition, during the academic year, the Cohen Center is reserved for school groups on weekdays from 10:00am - 1:00pm. We are therefore not able to reserve the space for any other groups during those times. If you would like, we can put a tentative hold on the space and let you know two weeks out from the event if the space will be available, but please note that this is subject to change anytime until the date two weeks out from the event.


Due to security measures, set-up of the Cohen Center is done by Osher Map Library staff members. We have on hand chairs and rectangular tables and can set them up in a congifuration fitting for your event. If you need tables not available through OML (such as circular or high-tops) only then will you need to put in a work order through facilities. If this is the case, please make a note so that we can work together and plan on their arrival.      




The Cohen Center is equipped with an in-room computer. If you bring your own laptop for a presentation, video, etc., please be sure to bring the appropriate connectors and accessories. 






Food is allowed in the Cohen Center and tables for food can be set up inside the Cohen Center or outside in the Arcade. 

All catering requests should go through Sodexo.