Library News and Events

  • Posted on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - 10:03am
    The Fine Hall section of Lewis Science Library will temporarily close during the summer (approximately June 1st through September 15th).
  • Posted on Monday, 22 May 2017 - 9:36am
    Cotsen Children's Library Public Gallery - Temporary Closure
  • Posted on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 10:31am
    The Princeton University Numismatic Collection announces the acquisition of Peter Donald’s vast collection of rare Byzantine coins. Comprising 5,280 coins, the London-based numismatic scholar’s collection is one of the most comprehensive private collections in the world.
  • Posted on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 10:08am
    Calling All Volunteers! DataRescue Princeton University needs your help. This is "an opportunity for Princeton University faculty, staff and students to help preserve a wide range of climate and environmental data resources accessible on government agency websites." Learn more at http://datarescue.princeton.edu/ Register by May 14.
  • Posted on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 9:54am
    The winners of the 2017 Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize were announced at the Friends of the Princeton University Library’s dinner that took place on Sunday April 30th. The jury awarded first, second, third prize, and honorable mention.
  • Posted on Monday, 24 April 2017 - 3:05pm
    Princeton University Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections is pleased to announce the acquisition of the most significant specimen of the ‘Gutenberg Bible’ discovered during this century.
  • Posted on Monday, 24 April 2017 - 12:12pm
    Three spectacular new etchings have been acquired for Firestone Library’s African American Studies Room (B floor) thanks to a joint initiative between the Princeton University Art MuseumPrinceton University Library, and the Department of African American Studies.
  • 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.
  • Posted on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 10:23am
    The Gillett G. Griffin Memorial Lecture Series is being established in honor of our former colleague Gillett Good Griffin (1942-2016), who served as graphic arts curator within Rare Books and Special Collections from 1952 to 1966. The inaugural lecture will be delivered by Dr. Sara Stevenson, former chief curator at the National Galleries of Scotland. This event will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 3:00 in the Friends Center Convocation Room, followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the public.
  • 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 inconvenience. 

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