Library News and Events

  • Posted on Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 1:40pm
    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 Monday, 16 February 2015 - 9:56am
    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 Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 11:49am
    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 Monday, 19 January 2015 - 5:19pm
    Build your own virtual newstand with BrowZine, a service that delivers thousands of academic journals to your mobile device.
  • Posted on Monday, 15 December 2014 - 12:04pm
    Marquand Library exhibits two elegant books of portraits by Jacopo Strada.
  • Posted on Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 9:07am
    In this law school-style class taught by Prof. Jonathan Hafetz, you will prepare a case and experience the Socrating method first hand.  Event Dates:
    Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 4:30pm
  • Posted on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 3:10pm
    Join us in Firstone to celebrate 130 years of U.S. government documents in the Princeton University Library.
  • Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 10:40am
    Are you an avid collector of books, manuscripts, or other materials found in libraries? If so, submit an essay about your collection for a chance to win the Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize!
  • Posted on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 11:34am
    Lewis Library's Map & Geospatial Information Center Launches New Exhibit
  • Posted on Friday, 17 October 2014 - 4:48pm
    The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce that the Papers of Toni Morrison, celebrated American author and Nobel Laureate, now have a permanent home in the Library. President Christopher L. Eisgruber made the announcement on Friday, October 17, in Princeton's Richardson Auditorium, during the conference Coming Back: Reconnecting Princeton's Black Alumni.