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What is the difference between Special Collections Firestone Library and the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library?

PLEASE NOTE: The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is currently undergoing a renovation. In the coming months, as we prepare for the completion of this project, access to the collections will become extremely limited. Please visit the Access to Mudd Library During Renovation page for the most up-to-date information, including dates when we expect to have access to the collections again. 

Please contact Special Collections staff with questions or concerns via the Ask Us! Form.


Special Collections is one department located in two separate locations: Firestone Library and the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.

Special Collections Firestone is found on the C-Floor of Firestone Library at One Washington Road in Princeton NJ and houses collections related to general manuscript, rare books, graphic arts, numismatics, and historic maps. Also includes the Scheide Library and Cotsen Children’s Library.

Special Collections Mudd is found at 65 Olden Street, Princeton NJ and houses the Princeton University Archives and collections related to 20th century public policy.

To learn more about Special Collections, please visit our website. If you have any questions regarding our collections, please contact us via the Ask Us! Form