Library News

  • Alumnus Henry Wendt and wife Holly donate historic world map collection

    An extraordinary collection of world maps, dating from 1472 to 1700, has found a permanent home in the Historic Maps Collection of the Princeton University Library.

    Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Recent Acquisitions
  • Finding Aids

    PUL Archive Team Wins Finding Aid Award

    Mudd Library's Archival Description Working Group was recently awarded the Mid Atlantic Regional Archives Con­fer­ence's Frederic Miller Finding Aid Award at the MARAC spring meeting. 

    Posted on Monday, May 6, 2013 in General news
  • Page from a rare book

    Annotated Books Digitized

    The Library's annotated books today provide evidence not only for historians of reading but also for anyone interested in how and why the mentalité of an era was formed. See what has been digitized!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Collections
  • Event Dates:
    Saturday, 6 April 2013 - 10:00am to Sunday, 7 April 2013 - 2:45pm

    Princyclopedia 2013: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    Gear up for Princyclopedia, the Cotsen Children’s Library’s huge, annual event where we bring a book to life through tons of activities, live shows, and demonstrations. This year we're digging deep with Journey to the Centre of the Earth! Bats! Dirt! Rocks! Crystals! Volcanoes! And of course, dinosaurs! Meet a “live” life-size baby Tyrannosaurus Rex (and a smaller, gentler baby Hadrosaur for younger dinosaur enthusiasts).

    Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 in Events & Workshops
  • The First Decade Conteyning the Historie of Travell into Virginia Britania

    Treasures of American History Exhibition

    "A Republic in the Wilderness: Treasures of American History From Jamestown to Appomattox" will feature nearly 100 of our finest holdings of American historical manuscripts, autograph letters, rare books, maps, photographs and other materials from the Department of Special Collections (RBSC) and Scheide Library.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in Exhibitions
  • Record sleeve of Armenia, Armenia

    Highlighted Database: Smithsonian Global Sound

    Discover world music through Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in Resources
  • Stack of Lonely Planet travel guides

    Plan Your Getaway at Firestone!

    Whether it is off to Washington, DC or to Kandy, Sri Lanka, Library patrons can plan their trips with Firestone's Travel Guides collection.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in Collections
  • Portion of Handel's Berenice Score

    Library Acquires an 18th Century Handel Score

    The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of an eighteenth-century scribal score (297 pages) of George Frideric Handel’s three-act opera Berenice, copied by a contemporary Handel copyist (“S2”) from the composer’s autograph manuscript. The scribal score is complete but for Berenice’s aria “Avvertite mie pupille” and opens with the title page reading, “Berenice Opera Composta per il Sgr G:F: Handel / Comminciato December: 15 1736.” Handel’s opera seria concerning the life and loves of Queen Cleopatra Berenice of Egypt around 80 B.C.E. was based on an Italian libretto by the Florentine poet Antonio Salvi, who entitled it Berenice, regina d'Egitto.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in Recent Acquisitions
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    Mudd Library Awarded Grant to Digitize Records of the Cold War

    Over 400,000 pages of records from six of Mudd's most-used col­lec­tions will be dig­i­tized and posted online.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in Grants
  • Lewis Library in Fine Hall

    New Map and Geospatial Information Center

    Come visit the Princeton University Library's new Map and Geospatial Information Center in Fine Hall.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in Announcements

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