Map Collection

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5397

The Map Collection is open for research by appointment only. To make an appointment, please email erefmap@freelibrary.org

Open today until 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., May. 29 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Thu., Jun. 8 : Closed staff development day
  • Tue., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Mon., Sep. 4 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 9 : Closed Columbus Day
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The Map Collection houses the most comprehensive collection of maps and geographically related reference sources in the Philadelphia area. Within the collection can be found over 130,000 current and historical maps covering every area of the world, hundreds of reference sources in the fields of cartography, cartobibliography, geography, place names, and a collection of city plans worldwide. The collection is especially strong in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania maps and atlases.