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Princeton University Library’s Special Collections is open to all. We welcome you to the reading rooms in Firestone and Mudd Libraries during our open hours of Monday-Friday 9am-4:45pm during the academic year and 9am-4:15pm during the summer. The information on this page will help you get started with your research.
Researchers are more than welcome to take photographs of most materials while visiting Special Collections. Special Collections is also happy to provide a range of digitization services to help you obtain the image and document files you need. Digitization requests for Special Collections housed in Firestone and Mudd Library are available at no cost, and can be made through the Ask Us! form.
Special Collections offers multiple classroom and virtual instructional services in support of the University's mission to advance learning through scholarship, research, and teaching. Whether in a one-time class session or a term-long course held in Special Collections, the Library welcomes and encourages the use of the collections to enhance learning experiences.
Please note: Face coverings are welcome but not required in the classroom unless requested by the instructor.
Records management is the systematic control of records throughout their lifecycle - from their creation or receipt to their disposal or transfer to the University Archives. Being mindful of the records we create and how we manage them has many benefits. It ensures that records of enduring historical, administrative, legal, or fiscal value are captured and preserved. It also allows for the timely destruction of records that are non-essential so that we may minimize litigation risks, reduce operating costs, and improve organization.
The following page includes all information for submission, searching & accessing copies of a Princeton University Undergraduate Senior Theses, Princeton University Ph.D. Dissertations or Master's Theses.
The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library accepts donations or transfers of records to the Princeton University Archives and the Public Policy Papers. While each division has its own procedures for donations and transfers of most materials, the divisions share the same guidelines for donations of oral histories.