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How do I access the Library of Jacques Derrida?


Early in 2015, the Princeton University Library acquired the personal working library of Algerian-Born French Jewish philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930-2004). The library consists of more than 18,000 published books and other materials representing a lifetime of reading. For more about the acquisition, see:

Princeton University Library Acquires Jacques Derrida's Personal Library


To access the collection, which circulates within the Dulles Reading Room of the Firestone Library, researchers must register for a Special Collections Research Account.  To register, please see the following:

Registration and Reading Room Access Information

After registering for a research account, material may be requested to view in the reading room via the request features of the collection finding aids: