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    Princeton Joins International Image Interoperability Framework Consortium

    Leaders from eleven research libraries, national libraries, and nonprofit image repositories met at Oxford University to form the International Image Interoperability Framework Consortium.

    Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in General news
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    Video Library - New Location

    The Video Library, formerly known as the Humanities Resource Center (HRC), will be moved from its current location at East Pyne to a temporary location in Firestone Library.  This move is scheduled for August 5th (Wednesday). 

    Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in Announcements
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    Princeton University Library joins

    The Princeton University Library has recently become a partner of the service.  Developed by law school libraries, and used by academics in many disciplines, as well as courts, the service allows users to create citation links that will never break.

    Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 in General news
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    Duke Joins Borrow Direct

    Duke University has joined the Borrow Direct Network. Borrow Direct allows rapid borrowing from the research collections of 12 peer libraries.  

    Posted on Friday, April 10, 2015 in General news
  • A view of part of Jacques Derrida's library

    Princeton University Library Acquires Jacques Derrida's Personal Library

    The Princeton University Library is very pleased to announce the acquisition of the vast personal working library of the famous—and famously controversial—philosopher, Jacques Derrida, whose ideas have profoundly influenced scholarship in many disciplines. His library of more than 13,000 books represents a lifetime of intensive reading, while the extensive annotations they contain reveal the ways in which he integrated what he read into his evolving philosophical structures and methodologies.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in General news
  • Poster from the Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera

    Princeton’s Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera

    The Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera ( is a steadily growing repository containing a previously unavailable subset of Princeton’s Latin American Ephemera Collection as well as newly acquired materials being digitized and added on an ongoing basis.

    Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Collections
  • Scheide donates rare books library to Princeton

    Scheide donates rare books library to Princeton

    On February 16, 2015, the University announced that the The Scheide Library has been received as a legacy from William H. Scheide, Class of 1936. It has been housed in Firestone Library since 1959, when Scheide moved the collection from his hometown of Titusville, Pennsylvania. Bill Scheide added new acquisitions to the Library continuously down to his death in November 2014. For the past 56 years it has been available to scholars on terms comparable to the University’s other rare book collections and this will continue.

    Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 in Recent Acquisitions
  • Versailles On Paper: Exhibition at Firestone Library

    Versailles on Paper: A Graphic Panorama of the Palace and Gardens of Louis XIV

    This exhibition documents the contemporary representation of Versailles through a multifaceted array of prints, books, maps, medals, and manuscripts. It highlights in particular those elements that today survive only on paper: ephemeral festivals; short-lived creatures (courtiers, animals, flowers); fragile groves and fountains too costly to maintain; and once celebrated masterpieces of art and architecture that were irrevocably destroyed or altered. The 'paper Versailles' is quite different from the one that millions of tourists visit every year and affords many unusual and surprising glimpses into a largely lost world. All the books and prints on display were created in the 17th and 18th centuries. With only a few exceptions, they were selected from the holdings of Firestone and Marquand Libraries, acquired over the past 140 years. A large number of these items came as gifts; therefore, this exhibition also honors the curators, alumni, and friends of the Princeton University Library who have built its remarkable collections.  Please explore the exhibit's companion website.

    Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in Exhibitions
  • Browzine Service

    BrowZine now available at Princeton

    Build your own virtual newstand with BrowZine, a service that delivers thousands of academic journals to your mobile device.

    Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 in Resources
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    Modern Art in Post World War II Japan

    Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 in Acquisition Highlights