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Items held by the department of Special Collections can be found in two physical locations: Harvey S. Firestone Library's C-Floor and the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Researchers interested in Princeton University Archives and Public Policy papers can find materials at Special Collections Mudd, while the rest of our collections are housed in Special Collections Firestone. The two buildings are both on the Princeton University campus, and less than half a mile from each other. Should you need assistance from staff from either location please use our Ask Us form.
Getting to Campus, Accommodations, Campus Transit & Parking
Princeton University, located in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey, welcomes visitors to its campus. Full details on travel options are found on the University's website, and an excellent transportation network of bus, rail, and highways puts Princeton within easy reach (an hour or less) of major urban centers. International airports are located in Philadelphia, Newark, and New York. Bus and train stations to these cities are adjacent to campus.
There are a variety of hotels, motels, inns, and bed and breakfast accommodations in the greater Princeton area. Few, however, are within walking distance. For more information about local hotels, see the Accommodations Guide for Princeton or this hotel listing by Princeton Online. For information on local restaurants, check out the Princeton-Mercer Region Restaurants Guide.
Tiger Transit is a Free and Public bus service operated by the University. This website offers scheduling and access.
- Free visitor campus parking
- Visiting Special Collections at Mudd Library: Metered parking is located on Olden and William Streets and Prospect Avenue.
- Visiting Special Collections at Firestone Library: Metered parking is located on Nassau Street.
The TigerSafe app is designed to make your experience on campus as safe and satisfying as possible. This is available for anyone regardless of affiliation.