Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library Renovation Project

Students studying at Mudd Library

Photo by Shelley Szwast, Princeton University Library


Updated March 3, 2021

Since March 13, 2020 the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, home to the Princeton University Archives and a collection of 20th-century Public Policy Papers, has been undergoing a renovation. We are pleased to have the opportunity to update our public spaces to better serve our researchers while also improving the storage environment for the collections. 

Throughout the renovation, the building, which was constructed in 1976, has been closed. As the project nears completion, and in order to safely move the collections back into the building, access to materials housed in Mudd Library is now extremely limited. 

Reference Services
At this time, staff are not able to answer reference questions related to specific materials in the collections. Questions that do not require access to the physical collections will be answered in a timely manner and will depend on the complexity of your inquiry. We do not currently have a set date for when staff will again have access to the collections or when we will be able to welcome researchers back to the reading room. Please feel free to contact staff via the Ask Us! Form.

Digitization Services
While the collections are closed, we are unable to offer digitization services of Mudd materials. Some items are digitized and available through the Finding Aids Database, the Library Catalog, or the Digital Princeton University Library (DPUL)

Instruction Services
If you are Princeton faculty interested in using collections housed in Mudd Library in your class during the spring semester, please complete the Virtual Class Sessions form on our website and we will try to accommodate your request using available digital resources.

Please stay tuned to the Access to Mudd Library During Renovation page on our website for the most up-to-date information.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to sharing our new space with you soon.

Written by Mudd Manuscript Library staff

Media contact: Barbara Valenza, Director of Library Communications