Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
First Floor
Room 117
New York, NY 10018
Fully Accessible
Closed today
Division is by appointment only.
Regular Hours
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
Day Hours
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED

About the Division

Archival map featuring two views of the Earth.

The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division is one of the world’s premier map collections in terms of size, scope, unique holdings, diversity and intensity of use. Established in 1898, our holdings include more than 433,000 sheet maps and 20,000 books and atlases published between the 16th and 21st centuries. The collections range from the global to the local scale and support the learning and research needs of a wide variety of users.

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Visiting the Collection

Can researchers walk in to access the collection?
At this time, the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division is currently closed for renovation. However, access to the collection is still available via the Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy. Please contact for access.

Are research appointments required to access the collection onsite?
Yes. Please contact to arrange to see materials from the collection.

Are virtual consultations available and are they required before making an onsite research appointment?
Virtual consultations are available for researchers who wish to discuss their research plans. Please book a virtual consultation with one of our librarians. You do not have to have a virtual consultation prior to your visit to the Milstein Division.

What else do researchers need to know about accessing the collection?
Use the catalog to browse collections that may be useful to you in order to request them for your visit. Some collections are stored offsite and require 2–3 days for delivery.

Who can researchers contact with further questions?
Please email us at with any additional queries.


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