Introduction to the Firestone Library building and its major services
Introductory sessions are designed to introduce many resources and their locations in the Firestone Library, but are not intended to provide detailed "how-to" training about catalogs or reference tools.
Tours for new students are offered in September at times that are arranged and publicized by the Office of the Dean of the College (for first year undergraduates) and by the Graduate School and individual academic departments (for incoming graduate students). Advance registration for these tours is not required, but please be sure to bring your current Princeton University identification card. There are also printed, self-guided walking tours of both the Firestone Library building (available at the Information Center in the lobby or Online) and of the Social Science Reference Center (available at the SSRC service desk on A floor). Tours of any of the branch libraries can be arranged for individuals or groups by contacting the staff at the individual branch.
For faculty, other members of the teaching staff, and visiting scholars
Please contact a subject specialist or Mary George, Library Instruction Coordinator, to schedule an office visit, to discuss your own research needs, or for a personal introduction to the Princeton University Library.
If you would like to learn how the Library can support your students' research, please contact Mary George, Library Instruction Coordinator, at 609.258.3254 or e-mail mwgeorge@Princeton.edu
- Instruction by subject
Faculty members are encouraged to contact the subject librarians in their fields to arrange for course-related instruction for their students. These sessions are custom-designed to meet specific course needs, and usually cover research strategies and source evaluation. For examples of recent resource guides that librarians have developed for courses, see library.princeton.edu/help/courseguides.php
Supervisors of juniors and seniors doing independent work are encouraged to schedule a workshop for their students. If interested in arranging such a session, e-mail a subject specialist or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the General and Humanities Reference Desk at 609.258.5964.
For undergraduate and graduate students
Students who need research assistance may stop by a reference desk, e-mail email@example.com, call 609.258.5964,or contact a subject specialist. Reference service is available in all campus libraries during specified hours. Juniors and seniors who are working on junior papers or senior theses and graduate students working on master's theses or dissertations who would like help designing their library research projects are strongly encouraged to contact a subject specialist lirarian directly for consultation by appointment.