Lewis Library - About

Lewis Science Library

About the Library

The Lewis Science Library was made possible through a generous gift by Peter B. Lewis, Princeton Class of 1955 and University trustee, and was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Frank Gehry. This bold facility, in the heart of Princeton University’s “science neighborhood,” provides soaring, colorful spaces where researchers can interact and share ideas.  (For more, see Architect Gehry seeks to inspire with Princeton’s Lewis Library design)

A renovation was completed in 2020, which brought the Engineering Library to the Fine Hall Wing of the Library (A-Floor), the creation of a new PUL Makerspace (A-Floor), the renovation of the Maps & Geospatial Information Center (A-Floor), and updated study and collections spaces on the A-Floor and B-Floor. 

Guide to the Lewis Science Library Building

The building known as the Lewis Science Library contains the Science Library but also the following Library and campus units:

Library Units

These units reside in the Science Library half of the building and can be accessed by the Science Library elevator or the Fine Hall, A-Floor entrance

Campus Units 

These campus units reside in the other half of the building and can be accessed by the Atrium elevator.


Hours can be located in the left-hand column of this page.


Subject Areas Supported by the Lewis Science Library

The library reflects the interdisciplinary nature of science. It contains outstanding collections and knowledgeable staff supporting the disciplines of:


The Engineering Library in the Fine Hall Wing of Lewis Library.


    • Computers
    • Electronic Classroom
    • Group Study Room
    • iPads
    • Photocopier
    • Printers (B&W)
    • Scanner
    • Study Carrels
    • Wi-Fi