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Access to Special Collections at Princeton during COVID-19
Princeton University Library has finalized plans for the phased resumption of on-site library services beginning with digitization and the circulation of general collections materials through a book pick-up service. Library locations will not be open to the public or patrons.
In this first phase, the Special Collections Reading Room in Firestone Library remains closed to researchers. A limited amount of staff have access to the collections and are working on digitizing materials and answering reference questions. While priority will be given to the campus community (beginning with faculty and graduate students) to support ongoing research and to prepare for the Fall semester, we will do our best to respond to requests from all researchers. Unfortunately, we can make no commitment or guarantees to turnaround times, resolution, or volume of requests at this time. We look forward to assisting you again, and appreciate your patience.
- For faculty: Virtual Class Sessions, Fall Term 2020 Request Form
- For researchers: Ask A Question Form
The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library Reading Room is now closed for renovation, and we do not have access to the collections for research or digitization at this time. Please stay tuned to the Access to Mudd Library During Renovation page on our website for more information.
While our services are limited and evolving, we will do our best to assist our researchers remotely. We have included some resources below that may assist you in your research, and we encourage you to reach out to us with questions, concerns, or comments. We appreciate your patience. For additional guidance, please complete our Ask a Question form.
Resources: This list will be added to continually.
- PUL Support for Remote Research, Teaching, and Learning
- Princeton University’s Digital Library: DPUL and PUDL
- Princeton University Finding Aids
- If you are a member of the Princeton community and would like to view a senior thesis from 2014-2019 while you are away from campus, you will need to follow the instructions outlined on the OIT website for connecting to the campus network remotely. With the VPN connection, you are considered to be on the campus network whether or not you are physically on campus. You should then be able to view the senior thesis through DataSpace.
- Our Blogs
- Cotsen Children's Library Blog
- Cotsen Pop Goes the Page Blog
- Graphic Arts Original Blog
- Graphic Arts Website
- Manuscripts Blog
- Mudd Manuscript Library Blog
- Notabilia Blog
- Rare Books Blog
- Special Collections Blog
- Special Collections Technical Services
- Western Americana Blog
- Papers of Princeton
- Demystifying Mudd: Research from Home