Announcements

  • Posted on: Tuesday, 5 February 2019 - 10:34am
    Now open on the north side of Firestone Library's first floor are the new Information Desk and more extraordinary study spaces, including group study rooms.  With the Firestone Library Renovation Project is in its final phase, the next spaces scheduled to open soon are the Trustee Reading Room and ...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - 6:21pm
    Ines Milholland   Do you fancy yourself a bit of a detective? Do you like a challenge? The Varied Activities of Women project is seeking contributions for a new digital project aimed at researching and writing about women's history from new perspectives.   From June of 1913 until March of 1928, the...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 10:11am
    FIRESTONE LIBRARY'S LOBBY WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED FROM OCT. 29 TO NOV. 5 FOR FLOOR REFINISHING WORK. Patrons entering Firestone through the main lobby will be temporarily redirected for library access. The Access Office will have limited service. The Circulation Desk will have full service, but...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 3 October 2018 - 12:00pm
      HOW TO SUBMIT AN ESSAY: Are you an avid collector of books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, recordings, coins, or other materials found in libraries? If so, consider submitting an essay about your collection for a chance to win the 2018-2019 Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize!...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 7 August 2018 - 3:33pm
    As of Monday, August 20, Princeton University IDs will be required to enter Lewis Science Library after 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Photo by Shelley Szwast, Princeton University LibraryAs of Monday, August 20, the first floor doors to Lewis Science Library will...
  • Posted on: Monday, 12 February 2018 - 4:38pm
    The Firestone Library Renovation Project is in its final phase! Now open on the first floor are extraordinary study spaces, including the Scribner, Graham, and Dulles Reading Rooms.  Also now open are the renovated B and C Floors of the 1971 addition with new graduate study rooms and open reading...
  • Posted on: Monday, 27 November 2017 - 1:42pm
    Princeton University Library will be consolidating online search services at the end of the fall semester. Effective January 29, 2018, the 20-year-old "Main Catalog" will be retired, and we will offer a single Catalog (formerly known as the "New Catalog"). The Catalog will provide: Streamlined...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - 11:25am
    We are pleased to announce the release of Princeton University Library's mission and vision statements. "The statements are a landmark moment for the Library," said Anne Jarvis, Robert H. Taylor 1930 University Librarian. "This is the first time the Library has created and released mission and...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 3:58pm
    ATTENTION PRINCETON STUDENTS: SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY TO WIN THE 2017-2018 ELMER ADLER UNDERGRADUATE COLLECTING PRIZE Deadline: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Prize to be awarded to student essay, describing their compelling personal collection of books, manuscripts, or other materials found in libraries...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 3:48pm
    With sadness, we inform you of the resignation of Sandra Ludig Brooke, Librarian of the Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology. However, we are pleased and proud to announce that she has been appointed the Avery Director of the Library at The Huntington, Library, Art Collections, and Botanical...
  • Posted on: Friday, 23 June 2017 - 9:57am
    Princeton University Library is pleased to announce the final recipients of the 2017-18 Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants.  The grant program will support visits from thirty researchers to Princeton in the coming year.  The awardees and their projects are listed below....
  • Posted on: Monday, 19 June 2017 - 12:45pm
    The Trustee Reading Room in Firestone Library will be temporarily closed for renovations from June 20th until late-August 2017. Titles in this room will not be retrievable during this time. If you need any of these materials during this period please visit the Firestone Information Desk or email us...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - 10:03am
    The Fine Hall entrance and section of the Lewis Science Library (where the circulating books, maps and GIS are located) will be TEMPORARILY CLOSED from June 1st to August 31st for ceiling, lights and sprinkler renovation. During the renovation, needed books can be requested from other libraries...
  • Posted on: Monday, 22 May 2017 - 9:36am
    The public gallery of the Cotsen Children’s Library is temporarily closed. The gallery will reopen in early 2018.  Access to the Cotsen research collection remains available to scholars. For more information about the collection, please visit: cotsen-childrens-library. During the closing, the...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 1:11pm
    Opening March 27, the Tiger Tea Room at Firestone Library is a pilot test project launched in response to Library patrons’ popular request for on-site, easily-accessible beverages and snacks. The Tiger Tea Room will have a trial run through early June 2017. During this period, we will be gathering...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 15 March 2017 - 10:15am
    Effective Wednesday March 15, the area on C floor that has been under construction for the past nine months will be open to patrons.  Please be aware that there will be a lot of activity with staff cleaning and moving books into the area.  This work may be noisy at times. We apologize for the...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 10:42am
    Are you an avid collector of books, manuscripts, or other materials found in libraries? If so, consider submitting an essay about your collection for a chance to win the Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize! Jane and Louise Wilson, Oddments Room II (Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle),...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 7:24pm
    All library printers are now managed by the "Papercut" print accounting system. This system helps reduce the amount of paper wasted with accidental printing. When a document is printed to a Papercut-managed queue, the document will not print until it is released at any of the PRINT RELEASE STATIONS...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 4:34pm
    Initially released as a beta service in the spring of 2016, this new catalog is the result of a two year effort to improve and eventually replace our twenty-year-old Main Catalog and incorporate the best features of contemporary library search technology. The catalog is available at https://...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 11:22am
    Are you an avid collector of books, manuscripts, or other materials found in libraries? If so, consider submitting an essay about your collection for a chance to win the Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize! Endowed from the estate of Elmer Adler, who for many years encouraged the...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 4 August 2015 - 9:09am
    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).  A former classroom on B floor (B-2J and B-3J) will be the new home for...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 10:40am
    Endowed from the estate of Elmer Adler, who for many years encouraged the collecting of books by Princeton undergraduates, this prize is awarded annually to an undergraduate student, or students, who, in the opinion of a committee of judges, have shown the most thought and ingenuity in assembling a...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - 3:07pm
    New graduate study spaces, stack areas, and the grand 3rd Floor Reading Room are now open as this phase of the Firestone renovation is complete. Firestone's 2nd and 3rd floors are now light-filled study spaces, decked out with new carrels, mid-century modern study furniture, and new shelving....
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 10 December 2013 - 3:46pm
    Over the weekend, history graduate students began moving into the new history graduate study at A-8B (Firestone Library) on A floor, adjacent to a new history reference reading room at A-7B. The new graduate study features 80 carrels for history and history of science grad students, and the...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 4 December 2013 - 8:36am
    The Data and Statistical Services (DSS) Lab has moved to its new location -- A-12-G (Firestone Library).   The new location is enclosed in glass and features an inviting new work area.    The lab has the same hours as Firestone Library but staffing differs depending on the time of the year and is...
  • Posted on: Monday, 18 November 2013 - 5:42pm
    Each year, PUL trials dozens of databases and licenses many more. (See trials and new databases in the right-hand column.) Library patrons are encouraged to check out these new resources and provide the library feedback about them. Be sure to check back regularly as resources come and go with...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 30 October 2013 - 3:29pm
    The Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize is endowed from the estate of Elmer Adler, who for many years encouraged the collecting of books by Princeton undergraduates. It is awarded annually to the undergraduate student or students who, in the opinion of the judges, have shown the most...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 17 September 2013 - 8:37am
    The Mendel Music Library has a new circulation / public services desk. Installation finished up during the first week of September, just in time for the start of the fall semester.   The efficient new design optimizes the space for library staff and provides a much more attractive service venue...
  • Posted on: Monday, 16 September 2013 - 8:52am
    Chat will operate between 9am and 5pm today.   
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 18 December 2012 - 3:22pm
    The Map and Geospatial Information Center was recently moved to a newly renovated space in the Fine Hall Wing of the Lewis Library. It houses one of the largest collections of cartographic materials at an academic institution. It has over 300,000 maps and charts as well as aerial and satellite...