Award-winning Artist's Drawings Presented to Cotsen Children's Library

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Visiting Princeton for Reunions 2017, John Solum '57 and his wife Penny presented Cotsen Children's Library with a series of abstract drawings made by Caldecott-winning author/illustrator Marcia Brown on Friday, June 2. Mr. Solum has also given Cotsen a cache of drawings and business papers by American artist and children's book illustrator James Daugherty (well known for his book Andy and the Lion.)

Enjoy images and details about the gifts (and a note of gratitude) on Cotsen Curator, Andrea Immel's blog.

Bloomsbury Popular Music

Provides scholarly coverage of modern popular music worldwide, from the early 20th century to the present day, by cross-searching the 14-volume Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World; all 120+ volumes of the 33 1/3 book series (providing in-depth analysis of influential albums); an expanding range of scholarly books from Bloomsbury’s Popular Music Studies; and titles in the new 33 1/3 Global book series.

Fine Hall Section of Lewis Science Library: TEMPORARY CLOSURE

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The Fine Hall entrance and section of the Lewis Science Library (where the circulating books, maps and GIS are located) will be TEMPORARILY CLOSED from June 1st to August 31st for ceiling, lights and sprinkler renovation.

During the renovation, needed books can be requested from other libraries via Borrow Direct.

Term Loan/Course Reserve books have been moved to the 1st floor of Lewis; New Books have been moved to the 2nd floor. 

Cotsen Children's Library Public Gallery - Temporary Closure

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The public gallery of the Cotsen Children’s Library is temporarily closed. The gallery will reopen in early 2018. 

Access to the Cotsen research collection remains available to scholars. For more information about the collection, please visit: cotsen-childrens-library.

New Acquisition: The Peter Donald Collection of Byzantine Coins

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 representation of virtually all known varieties of Byzantine bronze and silver issues from all eras and mints.

2017 Adler Prize Winners Announced

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.


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