Lewis Library - About
Lewis Science Library
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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:
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.
- The Lewis Science Library (Atrium Entrance, Fine Hall Entrance)
- Princeton University Library Makerspace (Science Library, A-Floor)
- Engineering Library (Science Library Fine Hall Wing, A-Floor)
- Maps and Geospatial Information Center (Science Library Fine Hall Wing, A-Floor)
- Fine Hall Visualization Lab (Science Library, A-Floor)
These campus units reside in the other half of the building and can be accessed by the Atrium elevator.
- McGraw Digital Learning Lab (Entrance located by the Lewis Atrium elevator, 100 Level)
- Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE) (Located on the 300 Level)
- Princeton Research Computing (Located on the 300 Level)
- Council for Science and Technology (CST) (200 Level. Can be accessed by the Atrium elevator) and the CST Studio Lab (Fine Hall Basement B-08, Can be accessed by the Fine Hall 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:
- Behavioral Sciences (Psychology, Neuroscience)
- Physics and Plasma Physics
- Map and Geospatial Information Center
The Engineering Library in the Fine Hall Wing of Lewis Library.