Library News and Events

  • Posted on Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 2:04pm
  • Posted on Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 1:23pm
    For the first time in nearly 100 years, Princeton University Library's collection of drawings by Thomas Rowlandson are now on view. 
  • Posted on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - 4:07pm
    A generous bequest from Robert H. Taylor '30, establishes endowed title for University Librarian: The Robert H. Taylor 1930 University Librarian.
  • Posted on Friday, 23 June 2017 - 9:57am
    The Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grant recipients for 2017-18 have been announced.
  • Posted on Monday, 19 June 2017 - 12:45pm
    Firestone Library's Trustee Reading Room will be temporarily closed from June 20th to July 10th for renovations.
  • Posted on Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 3:10pm
    John Solum '57 and his wife Penny presented Cotsen with a series of abstract drawings made by Caldecott-winning author/illustrator Marcia Brown.
  • Posted on Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 12:56pm
    Legal Scholarship in Jewish Law: An Annotated Bibliography of Journal Articles, David Hollander's new book, is now available from William S. Hein & Co.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - 10:03am
    The Fine Hall section of Lewis Science Library will temporarily close during the summer (approximately June 1st through September 15th).
  • Posted on Monday, 22 May 2017 - 9:36am
    Cotsen Children's Library Public Gallery - Temporary Closure
  • Posted on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 4:08pm
    Want a $10 Starbucks gift card? Can you spare 30 minutes? The Princeton University Library would like to make our website easier for you to use.  One way we can do this is to observe people using the site, so we can see what works well and what doesn't.  If you would be interested in helping us make research at Princeton easier, please fill out the form below.  All study participants will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card as a thank you for their time. Tests will be scheduled at various times May 22-25 and May 30-June 2. For more details and to sign up, go to
  • Posted on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 10:31am
    The Princeton University Numismatic Collection announces the acquisition of Peter Donald’s vast collection of rare Byzantine coins. Comprising 5,280 coins, the London-based numismatic scholar’s collection is one of the most comprehensive private collections in the world.
  • Posted on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 10:08am
    Calling All Volunteers! DataRescue Princeton University needs your help. This is "an opportunity for Princeton University faculty, staff and students to help preserve a wide range of climate and environmental data resources accessible on government agency websites." Learn more at Register by May 14.
  • Posted on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 9:54am
    The winners of the 2017 Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize were announced at the Friends of the Princeton University Library’s dinner that took place on Sunday April 30th. The jury awarded first, second, third prize, and honorable mention.
  • Posted on Monday, 24 April 2017 - 3:05pm
    Princeton University Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections is pleased to announce the acquisition of the most significant specimen of the ‘Gutenberg Bible’ discovered during this century.
  • Posted on Monday, 24 April 2017 - 12:12pm
    Three spectacular new etchings have been acquired for Firestone Library’s African American Studies Room (B floor) thanks to a joint initiative between the Princeton University Art MuseumPrinceton University Library, and the Department of African American Studies.
  • Posted on Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 2:17pm
  • Posted on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 1:11pm
    Opening March 27, the Tiger Tea Room at Firestone Library is a pilot test project launched in response to Library patrons’ popular request for on-site, easily-accessible beverages and snacks. The Tiger Tea Room will have a trial run through early June 2017.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 10:23am
    The Gillett G. Griffin Memorial Lecture Series is being established in honor of our former colleague Gillett Good Griffin (1942-2016), who served as graphic arts curator within Rare Books and Special Collections from 1952 to 1966. The inaugural lecture will be delivered by Dr. Sara Stevenson, former chief curator at the National Galleries of Scotland. This event will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 3:00 in the Friends Center Convocation Room, followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Posted on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 - 10:15am
    Effective Wednesday March 15, the area on C floor that has been under construction for the past nine months will be open to patrons.  Please be aware that there will be a lot of activity with staff cleaning and moving books into the area.  This work may be noisy at times. We apologize for the inconvenience. 
  • Posted on Monday, 16 January 2017 - 2:43pm
  • Posted on Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 9:47am
  • Posted on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 10:24am
  • Posted on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 12:00pm
    All first year students and their families are welcome to join us in Firestone Library, on Friday and Saturday, October 14th and 15th for cider and donuts, tours of the library, and a chance to chat with librarians, staff and current students. The Open House will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on both days.
  • Posted on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 10:42am
    Are you an avid collector of books, manuscripts, or other materials found in libraries? If so, consider submitting an essay about your collection for a chance to win the Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize!
  • Posted on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 - 10:45am
     Sign up for an hour-long workshop on how to create and manage your bibliographies and footnotes with Zotero (and other tools)--and save yourself hours of frustration!  
  • Posted on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 7:24pm
    All library printers are now managed by the "Papercut" print accounting system. This system helps reduce the amount of paper wasted with accidental printing. When a document is printed to a Papercut-managed queue, the document will not print until it is released at any of the PRINT RELEASE STATIONS in the library. For laptop plugins and other detailed information, click here.
  • Posted on Monday, 12 September 2016 - 10:28am
    The Lewis Library will have a video series, Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide, hosted by Professor Scott Huettel, Ph.D. Duke University on Fridays Noon to 1 in Lewis 225 from September 16th to December 16th. 
  • Posted on Friday, 9 September 2016 - 11:38am
    The library will be celebrating Constitution Day 2016 with a display of documents from the library's collection related to the United States Constitution, its amendments, and its interpretation.  Stop by to view these documents, discuss their significance, and take home a copy of a pocket Constitution: Friday, September 16, 11am-2pm.
  • Posted on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 4:34pm
    Initially released as a beta service in the spring of 2016, this new catalog is the result of a two year effort to improve and eventually replace our twenty-year-old Main Catalog and incorporate the best features of contemporary library search technology. The catalog is available at and is also directly available from the main search box on under the heading “New Catalog”.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - 12:27pm
  • Posted on Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - 10:21am
    The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce that the major portion of the Toni Morrison Papers (C1491), part of the Library’s permanent collections since 2014, is now open for research. The papers are located in the Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, in the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library.
  • Posted on Thursday, 5 May 2016 - 1:33pm
  • Posted on Tuesday, 3 May 2016 - 2:56pm
    Jane Holmquist, Astrophysics, Mathematics and Physics Librarian, will briefly explain how permanent identifiers like ORCID and DOI make Open Access work smoothly. Yuan Li, Scholarly Communications Librarian, will discuss business models for Open Access.
  • Posted on Monday, 2 May 2016 - 10:41am
  • Posted on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 8:09pm
    On February 14, the Library opened the exhibition By Dawn’s Early Light: Jewish Contributions to American Culture from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War. Recently completed and released is a 14 minute video introduction featuring exhibition curators Prof. Adam Mendelsohn (University of Cape Town) and Dr. Dale Rosengarten (University of Charleston).
  • Posted on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 - 4:12pm
    The Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity presents the FLAME (Framing the Late Antique and Early Medieval Economy) conference on April 29th through May 1st. 
  • Posted on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 - 1:29pm
    The winners of the 2016 Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize were announced at the Friends of the Princeton University Library’s winter dinner that took place last Sunday (April 24). The jury awarded first, second, and third prize to Samantha Flitter, Preston Lim, and Alex Cuadrado.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 10:37am
    Anne Jarvis, who has been university librarian at the University of Cambridge since 2009, will become the University Librarian at Princeton effective Oct. 1. "Anne Jarvis is one of the world's premier librarians," Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber said. "Her proven track record of exceptional service, technological innovation and responsive management at Cambridge makes her an ideal leader for Princeton's library system."
  • Posted on Monday, 11 April 2016 - 4:39pm
    On Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 3:00 pm in 10 McCosh Hall, Princeton University, the Princeton University Library will host a screening of the film Carvalho’s Journey:  A New Documentary by Steve Rivo in connection with the exhibition By Dawn’s Early Light: Jewish Contributions to American Culture from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War.  Following the screening will be a question and answer session with producer/director Steve Rivo, moderated by Martha (Marni) Sandweiss, Professor of History.  Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is requested to 609.258.9508 or Event Dates:
    Sunday, 17 April 2016 - 3:00pm
  • Posted on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - 12:09pm
  • Posted on Monday, 21 March 2016 - 1:22pm
    Continuing the McGraw Center’s very successful Productive Scholar Series, this new “Library Edition” will focus on research related technologies but also include other computing topics of interest to Princeton students, faculty and staff. Second in our spring series is "Effective Note Taking: Tech Tools and Strategies for Taking Effective Notes" led by Janet Temos and Nic Voge.All events will be held in Lewis 225, and light refreshments will be provided!
  • Posted on Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 2:54pm
  • Posted on Monday, 14 March 2016 - 12:00pm
  • Posted on Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 11:54am
  • Posted on Monday, 8 February 2016 - 9:38am
    What's New with Streaming Audio and Video Resources: February 11th at noon!
  • Posted on Friday, 5 February 2016 - 5:32pm
    The Princeton University Library announces the opening of the exhibition By Dawn’s Early Light: Jewish Contributions to American Culture from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War, on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Princeton University Art Museum. The exhibition continues through June 12, 2016 and is open to the public free of charge. By Dawn’s Early Light showcases a rich variety of Jewish voices and imagery from the first decades of the American Republic. Among the more than 170 objects displayed are some of the earliest novels, poems, religious works, paintings, photographs, newspapers and scientific treatises produced by Jews in the United States.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 - 2:25pm
  • Posted on Monday, 9 November 2015 - 11:57am
  • Posted on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 11:22am
    Are you an avid collector of books, manuscripts, or other materials found in libraries? If so, consider submitting an essay about your collection for a chance to win the Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize! The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, December 1, 2015. For more information and complete rules, go to:
  • Posted on Friday, 18 September 2015 - 11:33am
  • Posted on Monday, 14 September 2015 - 9:20am
    Tuesday, September 15  1:00 -5:00 PM University Library Open House. Meet in the front lobby of either Firestone or Lewis Science Library and bring your Princeton TigerCard. Tours will leave regularly. Refreshments served. See “General Information” for details.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 4 August 2015 - 11:46am
    Leaders from eleven research libraries, national libraries, and nonprofit image repositories met at Oxford University to form the International Image Interoperability Framework Consortium.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 4 August 2015 - 9:09am
    The Video Library, formerly known as the Humanities Resource Center (HRC), will be moved from its current location at East Pyne to a temporary location in Firestone Library.  This move is scheduled for August 5th (Wednesday). 
  • Posted on Monday, 15 June 2015 - 3:28pm
    The Office of the General Counsel has created a new website about copyright.
  • Posted on Monday, 20 April 2015 - 3:32pm
    The Princeton University Library has recently become a partner of the service.  Developed by law school libraries, and used by academics in many disciplines, as well as courts, the service allows users to create citation links that will never break.
  • Posted on Friday, 10 April 2015 - 11:39am
    Duke University has joined the Borrow Direct Network. Borrow Direct allows rapid borrowing from the research collections of 12 peer libraries.  
  • Posted on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 12:23pm
    The Princeton University Library is very pleased to announce the acquisition of the vast personal working library of the famous—and famously controversial—philosopher, Jacques Derrida, whose ideas have profoundly influenced scholarship in many disciplines. His library of more than 13,000 books represents a lifetime of intensive reading, while the extensive annotations they contain reveal the ways in which he integrated what he read into his evolving philosophical structures and methodologies.
  • Posted on Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 1:40pm
    The Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera ( is a steadily growing repository containing a previously unavailable subset of Princeton’s Latin American Ephemera Collection as well as newly acquired materials being digitized and added on an ongoing basis.
  • Posted on Monday, 16 February 2015 - 9:56am
    On February 16, 2015, the University announced that the The Scheide Library has been received as a legacy from William H. Scheide, Class of 1936. It has been housed in Firestone Library since 1959, when Scheide moved the collection from his hometown of Titusville, Pennsylvania. Bill Scheide added new acquisitions to the Library continuously down to his death in November 2014. For the past 56 years it has been available to scholars on terms comparable to the University’s other rare book collections and this will continue.
  • Posted on Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 11:49am
    This exhibition documents the contemporary representation of Versailles through a multifaceted array of prints, books, maps, medals, and manuscripts. It highlights in particular those elements that today survive only on paper: ephemeral festivals; short-lived creatures (courtiers, animals, flowers); fragile groves and fountains too costly to maintain; and once celebrated masterpieces of art and architecture that were irrevocably destroyed or altered. The 'paper Versailles' is quite different from the one that millions of tourists visit every year and affords many unusual and surprising glimpses into a largely lost world. All the books and prints on display were created in the 17th and 18th centuries. With only a few exceptions, they were selected from the holdings of Firestone and Marquand Libraries, acquired over the past 140 years. A large number of these items came as gifts; therefore, this exhibition also honors the curators, alumni, and friends of the Princeton University Library who have built its remarkable collections.  Please explore the exhibit's companion website.
  • Posted on Monday, 19 January 2015 - 5:19pm
    Build your own virtual newstand with BrowZine, a service that delivers thousands of academic journals to your mobile device.
  • Posted on Monday, 15 December 2014 - 12:04pm
    Marquand Library exhibits two elegant books of portraits by Jacopo Strada.
  • Posted on Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 9:07am
    In this law school-style class taught by Prof. Jonathan Hafetz, you will prepare a case and experience the Socrating method first hand.  Event Dates:
    Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 4:30pm
  • Posted on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 3:10pm
    Join us in Firstone to celebrate 130 years of U.S. government documents in the Princeton University Library.
  • Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 10:40am
    Are you an avid collector of books, manuscripts, or other materials found in libraries? If so, submit an essay about your collection for a chance to win the Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize!
  • Posted on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 11:34am
    Lewis Library's Map & Geospatial Information Center Launches New Exhibit
  • Posted on Friday, 17 October 2014 - 4:48pm
    The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce that the Papers of Toni Morrison, celebrated American author and Nobel Laureate, now have a permanent home in the Library. President Christopher L. Eisgruber made the announcement on Friday, October 17, in Princeton's Richardson Auditorium, during the conference Coming Back: Reconnecting Princeton's Black Alumni. 
  • Posted on Friday, 3 October 2014 - 3:15pm
    A new partnership offers Princeton students, faculty, and staff on-site borrowing privileges at eleven participating institutions.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 9 September 2014 - 2:31pm
    PUL is pleased to announce the availability of a large digital collection of pamphlets documenting World War I in Europe.
  • Posted on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 - 11:58am
    Through a joint project of the University Archives, the Office of the Dean of the College, and the Office of Information Technology, senior theses for the Classes of 2013, 2014, and all future classes will be collected and made accessible to the campus community via Princeton University’s digital repository, DataSpace.
  • Posted on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 - 11:32am
    Marquand Library features Katsushika Hokusai’s 19th century manga series through the end of November.
  • Posted on Monday, 18 August 2014 - 4:13pm
    “Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888” exhibit event Sunday, October 5, 2014.
  • Posted on Friday, 13 June 2014 - 8:44am
    Princeton launches the first public version of the Princeton University Library Map Search website.
  • Posted on Thursday, 12 June 2014 - 5:25pm
    The Borrow Direct network now consists of ten partner libraries.
  • Posted on Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 11:41am
    Princeton University Digital Library (PUDL) Zooms in with New Feature
  • Posted on Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 8:48am
    The Cotsen Children's Library Launches New Exhibition.
  • Posted on Monday, 14 April 2014 - 2:22pm
    Let PUL help you create data management plans
  • Posted on Monday, 14 April 2014 - 2:13pm
    Princeton users can now have full access to and the smartphone apps for a period of 364 days from the date a patron activates it.
  • Posted on Monday, 24 March 2014 - 11:01am
    The Manuscripts Division of Rare Books and Special Collections is pleased to announce that Peter N. Heydon, Class of 1962, has made several important gifts, which are now on view in Firestone Library’s Eighteenth-Century Window.
  • Posted on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - 10:38am
    From a Thankful Nation: Latin American Medals & Orders in the Robert L. Ross Collection Exhibition Tour today, May 29, at 3pm.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - 3:07pm
    Beautifully renovated study and stack spaces now open on Firestone's top two floors.
  • Posted on Sunday, 15 December 2013 - 1:03pm
    The New York Public Library, Columbia University and Princeton University Appoint Jacob Nadal as Executive Director of The Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP).
  • Posted on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 - 3:46pm
    History grads now have a new perch in Firestone.
  • Posted on Wednesday, 4 December 2013 - 8:36am
    The Data and Statistical Services (DSS) Lab has moved to its new location -- A-12-G (Firestone Library).
  • Posted on Monday, 2 December 2013 - 2:41pm
    The Princeton University Digital Library (PUDL) includes this digitized collection of popular prints and posters.
  • Posted on Monday, 18 November 2013 - 5:42pm
    Test out the latest research resources that the University Library is considering for purchase or recently licensed. 
  • Posted on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 - 3:29pm
    The Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize is endowed from the estate of Elmer Adler, who for many years encouraged the collecting of books by Princeton undergraduates.  Deadline for Entries is Monday, December 2, 2013.
  • Posted on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 - 3:14pm
    This November event is a joint effort between the Princeton University Library, OIT, and the Office for the Dean of Research. Event Dates:
    Thursday, 14 November 2013 - 4:30pm
  • Posted on Monday, 21 October 2013 - 6:45pm
    Firestone Library is pleased to be exhibiting a selection of Woody Allen’s film scripts in conjunction with the question-and-answer session with the celebrated American movie director, screenwriter, and author in Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium on Sunday, October 27. Event Dates:
    Monday, 21 October 2013 (All day) to Monday, 18 November 2013 (All day)
  • Posted on Thursday, 10 October 2013 - 6:43pm
    The Class of 2013 senior theses are now available on DataSpace at Princeton University. Senior theses are accessible in full-text, digital format from any Princeton-networked computer.
  • Posted on Monday, 7 October 2013 - 4:39pm
    The Blue Mountain Project at the Princeton University Library will host an interdisciplinary conference,  "Remediating the Avant-Garde: Magazines and Digital Archives," October 25-26, 2013 on the Princeton University Campus. Event Dates:
    Friday, 25 October 2013 (All day) to Saturday, 26 October 2013 (All day)
  • Posted on Monday, 7 October 2013 - 12:39pm
    Princeton University Library will host an open house during Freshman Family Weekend, October 11th and 12th.
  • Posted on Friday, 27 September 2013 - 1:07pm
    “Building the House of Knowledge:” The Graduate College Centennial now on exhibit in Mudd.
  • Posted on Friday, 27 September 2013 - 12:48pm
    Come see a recorded lecture series featuring MIT's Professor Jeffery Grossman titled "Understanding the Science for Tomorrow".  Fridays at noon in Lewis 225.  
  • Posted on Monday, 23 September 2013 - 11:01am
    The Friends of Princeton University Library present "Egyptian Film Poster Designers and the Print Shops of Hassan Mazhar Gassour & Sayed Ali Ibrahim al-Nasr." Event Dates:
    Saturday, 21 September 2013 - 12:00pm to Sunday, 2 February 2014 - 5:00pm
  • Posted on Thursday, 19 September 2013 - 4:00pm
    The School of Architecture Library's recent Little Magazine acquisitions are now on exhibit in the School of Architecture Galleries.
  • Posted on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 - 1:34pm
    Mendel honor's "Rite of Spring" with new acquisitions and an an exhibition.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 - 8:37am
    The Mendel Music Library unveils its new circulation desk!
  • Posted on Monday, 16 September 2013 - 8:52am
    CHAT LIVE with a librarian TODAY, Jan. 3rd, 2014
  • Posted on Monday, 9 September 2013 - 11:04am
    The Library will participate in the Graduate Student Information Fair which will be held on Monday, September 9 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm under the tent on Alexander Beach, in front of Richardson Auditorium. 
  • Posted on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 - 8:50am
    Cotsen Children's Library hosts “Putting the Figure on the Map: Imagining Sameness and Difference for Children" September 11, 2013 through September 13, 2013.   
  • Posted on Tuesday, 9 July 2013 - 5:40pm
    Explore the dramatically redesigned website and its new functionalities!
  • Posted on Wednesday, 5 June 2013 - 12:04pm
    Princeton University Library is very pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Keenan, the new Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Librarian.      
  • Posted on Monday, 3 June 2013 - 8:31am
    "Evolution of German Shells: Efficiency in Form" explores German thin-shell structural design and is now open in the Friend Center Engineering Library.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 - 10:12am
    An extraordinary collection of world maps, dating from 1472 to 1700, has found a permanent home in the Historic Maps Collection of the Princeton University Library.
  • Posted on Monday, 6 May 2013 - 11:40pm
    Mudd Library's Archival Description Working Group was recently awarded the Mid Atlantic Regional Archives Con­fer­ence's Frederic Miller Finding Aid Award at the MARAC spring meeting. 
  • Posted on Tuesday, 9 April 2013 - 5:08pm
    The Library's annotated books today provide evidence not only for historians of reading but also for anyone interested in how and why the mentalité of an era was formed. See what has been digitized!
  • Posted on Monday, 25 March 2013 - 2:14pm
    Gear up for Princyclopedia, the Cotsen Children’s Library’s huge, annual event where we bring a book to life through tons of activities, live shows, and demonstrations. This year we're digging deep with Journey to the Centre of the Earth! Bats! Dirt! Rocks! Crystals! Volcanoes! And of course, dinosaurs! Meet a “live” life-size baby Tyrannosaurus Rex (and a smaller, gentler baby Hadrosaur for younger dinosaur enthusiasts). Event Dates:
    Saturday, 6 April 2013 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Posted on Thursday, 28 February 2013 - 12:57pm
    Get Library books on your Kindle, iPad, and other electronic reading devices. The Dixon eBooks Collection has hundreds of titles available for downloading or streaming on your own device or reading online.      
  • Posted on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 - 11:18am
    "A Republic in the Wilderness: Treasures of American History From Jamestown to Appomattox" will feature nearly 100 of our finest holdings of American historical manuscripts, autograph letters, rare books, maps, photographs and other materials from the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) and Scheide Library.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 1:10pm
    Discover world music through Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 10:49am
    Whether it is off to Washington, DC or to Kandy, Sri Lanka, Library patrons can plan their trips with Firestone's Travel Guides collection.
  • Posted on Wednesday, 2 January 2013 - 10:34am
    The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of an eighteenth-century scribal score (297 pages) of George Frideric Handel’s three-act opera Berenice, copied by a contemporary Handel copyist (“S2”) from the composer’s autograph manuscript. The scribal score is complete but for Berenice’s aria “Avvertite mie pupille” and opens with the title page reading, “Berenice Opera Composta per il Sgr G:F: Handel / Comminciato December: 15 1736.” Handel’s opera seria concerning the life and loves of Queen Cleopatra Berenice of Egypt around 80 B.C.E. was based on an Italian libretto by the Florentine poet Antonio Salvi, who entitled it Berenice, regina d'Egitto.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 - 3:38pm
    Over 400,000 pages of records from six of Mudd's most-used col­lec­tions will be dig­i­tized and posted online.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 - 3:22pm
    Come visit the Princeton University Library's new Map and Geospatial Information Center in Fine Hall.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 - 4:16pm
    This exhibition is currently on display on the first floor of the Engineering Library in Friend Center.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 - 4:01pm
    Get help locating books or other materials in Firestone.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 - 3:10pm
    The exhibition is scheduled for August 24, 2012 through February 10, 2013 in the Main Exhibition Gallery, Firestone Library.
  • Posted on Friday, 27 July 2012 - 3:58pm
    iPads are now available to lend to Princeton University students, faculty and staff. The tablets are available in the Engineering, Firestone, and Lewis libraries.