Lewis Library - Facilities

Lewis Science Library


Lewis Library provides a tremendous variety of bright, inspirational spaces to study in solitude, to work with a few others, to prepare for class presentations, or to hold lively collaborative meetings with colleagues and friends. There are rooms and study spaces throughout the building equipped with technology to enhance these experiences.  We want to hear how you like these spaces and what we can do to improve them for you. Please contact us with your suggestions and comments.

Use of Lewis Library spaces

Lewis Library is primarily a library space. Because of its beauty and inspiring atmosphere, we have many requests to use the atrium and other spaces in the building for events. All requests for using any space in the building beyond classrooms (request classrooms through the Registrar's office) or group study rooms must be made through the Lewis Library - lewiscir@princeton.edu. 

Exploring Lewis Library… 

Lewis Library includes the new building and contiguous space on A and B floors of Fine Hall referred to as Lewis Library Fine Hall Wing.  

Lewis has two entrances -- one on the 1st floor of Lewis and one on A-Floor of Fine Hall Wing (formerly Fine Hall Library.) There are Information Desks at both locations.  

Lewis Library also encompasses a number of Registrar-controlled classrooms. These include 306, 311 and 312 on the Library’s third floor, and rooms 117, 120-122, 134 and 138 off the Atrium. Please contact the Registrar’s office for further information and reservations.

Lewis Library Room Information: includes seating arrangement, number of seats, and equipment details.

Lewis Library floor plans - Use these for navigating the Lewis Library. Note: with the exception of unbound journals, all Lewis collections are on A-Floor, or paged from Lewis Annex. 

Carrels and Lockers

Carrels are available for anyone to use. There are 29 carrels on Lewis 3rd and 4th, and A-Floors, and 15 carrels in the Fine Hall Wing.

If you are a senior Princeton University student in the Lewis sciences (Astrophysics, EEB, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology) you are eligible for a locker in Lewis Library. There are 104 lockers on Lewis 3rd and 4th floors.

Need a locker? Fill out the Lewis Library Locker Request form.

Study Spaces

Group Study Spaces

Group study rooms are dedicated to collaborative work rather than individual study. Students and/or faculty working in groups of two or more may use these rooms. There are a total of 9 group study rooms total on Lewis 3rd and 4th floors. There are 2 rooms on the 3rd floor, and 7 on the 4th floor. They are available on a first come, first served basis; however they may also be reserved for up to 3 hours.

The rooms have blackboards, as well as data and power outlets. 

Lewis rooms 304, 305 and 406 are larger rooms seating 6. These rooms have wall-mounted display monitors. You must supply your own VGA cord to connect to the monitor. The other group study rooms in Lewis seat 4.

Please submit reservations using the Group Study Room Reservation Form. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance, and must be received by 8:00am on Fridays for weekend reservations, as our staff is not present on the weekends.

For further information, please see the Carrels and Group Study Rooms page, and you may also contact lewiscir@princeton.edu.

Using the classrooms on Lewis 3rd Floor

Patrons may use the classrooms on the 3rd floor when there are no scheduled classes, however, if you use the chalkboards, you must erase them before you leave.


A 20-PC classroom with specialized software is located on Lewis 2nd floor, Room 225. Librarians offer instruction sessions and workshops, and some sessions are reserved for drop-in help. 

Digital Project Alcove

The Digital Project Alcove on the 4th floor of the Lewis has a PC and a Mac, two scanners and a network printer. Specialized software to assist patrons with starting projects is available on the computers.

Access is currently on a first come, first served basis. 

If you have questions regarding use of the room or equipment, please contact lewiscir@princeton.edu.