Princeton University Library builds collection of local history across the United States

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 Steve Knowlton working with a student

Steve Knowlton (left), Librarian for History and African American Studies, is currently building a collection of local historical sources from across the United States at PUL. In this photo, he is working with a student in the Firestone Library Thomas-Graham Reading Room.

A milestone submission: Interlibrary Loan receives 1,000,000th request

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Student checking out books at Firestone circulation desk

The Resource Sharing unit at Princeton University Library, which oversees Interlibrary Loan, Article Express, and Borrow Direct, recently received its millionth Interlibrary Loan and Article Express request. Photo by Shelley Szwast, Princeton University Library


Encyclopedia of Buddhism

This encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. It also contains entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, and the history of Buddhism.

Now on display: Selected highlights from PUL's Gender and Sexuality Studies Research Collection

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Selected materials from GSS collection

A new exhibition in Firestone Library features select materials from the Gender and Sexuality Studies Research Collection at Princeton University Library. Photo by Shelley Szwast, Princeton University Library

RIPM Jazz Periodicals

A full-text, cover-to-cover collection of over 100  jazz journals and magazines published in the United States from 1914 to 2000 overseen by the Répertoire international de la Press Musicale (RIPM). The largely rare American periodicals in this resource explore the genre’s roots in blues, ragtime, and Dixieland, continuing on through the swing and big band era of the 1930s and 40s, to the birth and development of bebop, West Coast jazz, cool jazz, and free jazz.


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