Marquand Art Library - Collection Scope

Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology

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Firestone Library
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Marquand collects current and antiquarian library materials to support research in art and architecture, the decorative arts, photography, and archaeology. The entire history of art is represented, from antiquity to the present. Marquand considers itself a library of record, and buys retrospectively to fill gaps and to support emerging areas of interest. There are few geographical limits, though materials on South and Southeast Asia and Oceania are chosen selectively. Marquand collects items in most languages and, in principle, no language is excluded. Monographs, exhibition catalogs, journals, facsimiles, reference materials, and microforms are all of interest. Marquand acquires electronic resources, including image databases, electronic journals, indexes, and other reference works. Videos and other media materials are purchased, but usually housed at ReCAP (off-site). In areas of collection overlap, Marquand selectors work closely with other subject librarians in Firestone, the School of Architecture Library, the East Asian Library, and Special Collections to ensure coverage and avoid unnecessary duplication.

For further information about PUL collections, see this page including our gift policy under HELP US.

Marquand is a Non-Circulating Library

Marquand materials may not be removed from the library. We do not lend volumes for interlibrary loan. Requests for scans of chapters or articles may be requested via the library catalog or Article Express (PU affiliates), and must be made through the borrower's library for individuals outside of Princeton. If this is not possible, email us with the details of your need.