New Acquisitions

  • 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. It provides an in-depth...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - 12:09pm
    March 22. Princeton users now have access to this full-text database comprised of 17 English-language periodicals published about China from 1817 until 1950, only a few of which were available in other database previously. Major historical events such as the Opium Wars, the Taiping Rebellion, the...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 12:23pm
    A view of part of Jacques Derrida's library in his home in Ris Orangis. Used with permission. © Andrew Bush, 2001 The Princeton University Library is very pleased to announce the acquisition of the personal working library of Jacques Derrida. Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) was an Algerian-born French...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 1:40pm
    The Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera (http://lae.princeton.edu) 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...
  • Posted on: Monday, 14 April 2014 - 2:13pm
    Princeton faculty, students and staff can now access The New York Times Digital Edition through an Academic Site License provided by Princeton University Library.  Princeton users can now have full access to NYTimes.com and the NYTimes.com smartphone apps for a period of 364 days from the date you...
  • 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. Collected by Henry Wendt, Class of 1955, and his wife, Holly, the thirty items have been traveling around the country for the past...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 28 February 2013 - 12:57pm
    Browse Dixon eBooks The Library is pleased to launch the Dixon eBooks Collection to the Princeton University Community. An extension of the print Dixon Reading Collection, this collection currently has over 500 titles available for downloading or streaming on your own device or reading online, and...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 1:10pm
    Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries Smithsonian Global Sound is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. It includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the Folkways Records, Cook...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 10:49am
    Whether it is Washington, D.C. or Kandy, Sri Lanka, Library patrons may now plan their trips with Firestone’s Travel Guides collection.  The collection is part of the popular Dixon Leisure Reading Collection and offers current Lonely Planet and Rough Guides travel titles to all areas covered by...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 2 January 2013 - 10:34am
    For immediate release: 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...