Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education



Summer 2022 University of Southern Maine and University of Maine System OML Hours (Effective Monday, May 9, 2022):

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 current exhibition (no more than ten visitors allowed in the gallery at any one time), or to come and do research, view collection materials, etc.  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. University class visits must be pre-scheduled, and can be held during off-hours, including Mondays. Face coverings are optional, with the exception of classrooms and private offices, as of March 26, 2022.

For more information about visit the Osher Map Library as a member of the public please visit the Hours page on our website.

Visits by the general public are welcome and can be booked using our online reservation system:

Make a Gallery Appointment

Make a Research Appointment

The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education is located on the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine. It occupies the three-story building at the corner of Forest Avenue and Bedford Street (314 Forest Avenue; Portland, ME 04101); it is attached, on the first floor, to the seven-story Albert Brenner Glickman Family Library. The public entrances — to the reading room, the gallery, and the Cohen Education Center — are all off the arcade that runs across the front of both library buildings.

The arcade itself can be accessed directly from Bedford St. or from the University Commons.

Osher Map Library is listed under 314 Bedford St. on the USM Portland campus map.

Regular Hours

Effective: Monday, May 9, 2022 to Friday, August 19, 2022
Contact: (207) 780-4850
Day Time
Monday Closed (staff available 8am-4pm)
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday All Saturday visits must be made by appointment, using our online reservation system.
Sunday Closed