Dear JCB community,

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day, the JCB will be closed on Monday, January 17.
We will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, January 18.


Image credit: 'Dr. Martin Luther King showing his medallion received from Mayor Wagner', Courtesy of the Library of Congress (cph.3c26558).

Every year, the JCB awards over forty fellowships to scholars engaged in research on the early Americas. During the pandemic, the JCB will award both residential and remote fellowship support. All applications are due January 15, 2022!

Learn more and apply at:

To the JCB Community,

It is such a pleasure to write to you all, and to anticipate more regular communication going forward. You can expect to hear from Karin on this channel early in each month beginning in the new year.

There will be important...

Map of the Month

One of the most common formats of historical maps is that of maps found inside books, as opposed to separately-issued maps or maps in atlases. These maps are ubiquitous – at the JCB, we calculate at least 10% of our books contain maps - but...

Map of the Month

Philippe Buache was a member of the Delisle-Buache succession of French cartographers that straddled the eighteenth century, and, as of 1729, was the premier géographe du roi, following in the footsteps of his father-in-law Guillaume Delisle. While his cartographic output didn’t rival that of...

Effective today, Brown University Libraries has launched a new and enhanced Search and Catalogue System, BruKnow.

The JCB Library has embraced this new system, and has its own 'view' of BruKnow, which allows users to automatically limit their searches to the JCB holdings...