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Access to Mudd Library During Renovation

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the Mudd Library renovation is currently on hold and the below timeline is subject to change.

Starting in March 2020 and continuing through January 2021, the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, home to the Princeton University Archives and a collection of 20th-century Public Policy Papers, will undergo a renovation. We are pleased to have the opportunity to update our public spaces to better serve our researchers while also improving the storage environment for the collections. Throughout the renovation, the building, which was constructed in 1976, will be closed. Many of Mudd’s collections will still be available and served out in Firestone Library’s Special Collections Reading Room located on the C floor. 

Move Timeline: Starting March 13th at 1:00 pm, Mudd will cease all operations and services, including reference assistance.  We will reopen for service June 3rd at 9:00 am out of the Firestone Library’s Special Collections Reading Room located on the C floor.

March-May, 2020: Mudd Library public services operations will be extremely limited while we move the collections out of the building into an off-site storage facility. Please contact us via email as soon as possible for any anticipated collection needs during this time.

June 2020: A Mudd Library collections service point will open in the Special Collections Reading Room in Firestone Library, located on C Floor. Researchers MUST make advance plans to visit the library in order to use Mudd’s collections. Requests for materials will need to be made with at least 2 business weeks notice. 

Digitization Services:

February 1st 2020: We will cease regular digitization services at this time in order to prepare the collections for the move. If your request is for Audio-Visual Materials we are unable to process ANY of these requests at this time. Digitization services will resume in June.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to sharing our new space with you in 2021.


As of March 1, 2020, dissertation deposits must be made at Firestone Library in the Special Collections Suite on C Floor, rather than at the Mudd Manuscript Library. Those submitting dissertations for themselves or for others must visit the Access Office in the lobby of Firestone Library and present a photo ID in order to gain entry to the library. If you have any questions, please email or call 609-258-6345.