Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library Renovation Project

Students studying at Mudd Library

Photo by Shelley Szwast, Princeton University Library


Starting in March 2020 and continuing through January 2021, the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, home to the Princeton University Archives and a collection of 20th-century Public Policy Papers, will undergo 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, will be closed. Many of Mudd’s collections will still be available and served out in Firestone Library’s Special Collections Reading Room located on the C floor. 


March 13 at 1 p.m.: The Mudd Library building will close. Services will be extremely limited, including reference assistance, as we move the collections out of the building into an off-site storage facility. Please contact us at the email or phone listed below as soon as possible for any anticipated collection needs during this time.

June 3 at 9 a.m.: A Mudd Library collections service point will open in the Special Collections Reading Room in Firestone Library, located on C floor. Researchers MUST make advance plans to visit the library in order to use Mudd’s collections. Requests for materials will need to be made with at least two weeks' notice. Please see our website for the most up-to-date information on visiting Princeton and requesting materials.

Digitization Services:
February 1, 2020: We will cease regular digitization services at this time in order to prepare the collections for the move. Digitization services will resume in June.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to sharing our new space with you in 2021.

Contact Information:

Written by Library Communications and Mudd Manuscript Library 

Media contact: Barbara Valenza, Director of Library Communications