Library 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
  • Seikigun

    Modern Art in Post World War II Japan

    Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 in Acquisition Highlights


    Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Acquisition Highlights
  • Vita Valentiniani page exerpt from one of Strada's books

    Imperial Portraits at Marquand Library

    Marquand Library exhibits two elegant books of portraits by Jacopo Strada.

    Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 in Exhibitions
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    Event Dates:
    Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 4:30pm

    Prepare Your Case for Law School Preview

    In this law school-style class taught by Prof. Jonathan Hafetz, you will prepare a case and experience the Socrating method first hand. 

    Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Events & Workshops
  • Federal Depository Library Program emblem

    Princeton's Government Depository Turns 130

    Join us in Firstone to celebrate 130 years of U.S. government documents in the Princeton University Library.

    Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Events & Workshops
  • Jane and Louise Wilson, Oddments Room II (Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle), 2008. C-print, Edition of 4. Courtesy 303 Galler

    Win the Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize!

    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 Thursday, October 23, 2014 in Announcements