Stokes Library

Stokes Library

Today's Hours

  • Closed (All day)
    For summer, holidays or recess hours, please consult the full schedule

Contact Us

Phone: (609) 258-5455
Fax: (609) 258-6844
The Stokes Library is located in Wallace Hall
Students in the Stokes Library

  Virtual Reality | Databases | Newspapers | Data and Statistics | Public Policy Guide 

NOTE: Stokes Librarians are available by e-mail, Zoom or phone for research consultations, instruction and general library questions. Please feel free to contact us.

Stokes Head & WWS graduate: Seth Porter; WWS undergraduate: Elana Broch; Sociology/Social Science Data: Ofira Schwartz; Population: Joann Donatiello

In addition, the Stokes Viz Hub is offering virtual consultation services for digital research, data visualization, and qualitative analysis.

The following library services are temporarily discontinued: Borrow Direct, InterLibrary Loan, Book Express, and access to ReCAP books. We may, however, be able to help locate the book in an alternative format, so please contact us.  

Article Express is offering limited service.

All book fines are waived for the remainder of the semester.

For more updates about library services, please see our FAQ page.


Stokes Library, located on the lower level of Wallace Hall, is the primary point-of-contact for Library Services for the Woodrow Wilson School (WWS) and the Office of Population Research (OPR). In addition to housing the WWS Reserve CollectionAnsley J. Coale Population Research Collection, and the Stokes Viz Hub, the Stokes Librarians and Staff work closely with faculty and students to provide:

  • Virtual Reality Support
  • Data visualization and digital qualitative analysis support
  • Classroom instruction
  • In-depth, one-on-one research consultations
  • Bibliographic management software guidance
  • Assistance with NIH Public Access Policy compliance for OPR affiliates
  • Reserve materials processing
  • Document delivery

The comfortable, well-lit library offers quiet study space, stand-up desks, collaborative study rooms, an electronic classroom and book scanning facilities, along with work stations for specialized quantitative and qualitative research. If you would like assistance, please contact a Stokes Librarian. We are happy to assist you!

The Ansley J. Coale Population Research Collection

Crowd of peopleThe Ansley J. Coale Population Research Collection, serving the Office of Population Research, houses an extensive collection of demographic materials. The collection contains more than 40,000 bound volumes, as well as over 15,000 reprints, technical reports, manuscripts, and working and discussion papers. Sixty percent of the collection consists of worldwide statistical material (censuses and vital statistics). The collection also contains international censuses through 2009 on over 4,000 reels of microfilm. Subjects collected include: formal demography (fertility, mortality and immigration), population policy, family planning, epidemiology, child and public health, and health statistics.

The Woodrow Wilson School Reserve Collection

Woodrow Wilson School BuildingThe Woodrow Wilson School is primarily served by the Public and International Affairs & Population Research library, which is part of the University's extensive library system and is located in the lower level of Wallace Hall. It provides reserve materials in support of both graduate and undergraduate studies, and houses a core collection of books, journals, and research materials that supplements the Social Sciences collections at Firestone.


The Donald E. Stokes Library is located on the lower level of Wallace Hall.

From OFF Campus:

From Nassau Street (Route 27)- Turn onto Washington Road (Route 571 East). At second light, turn left onto Prospect Street. Wallace Hall is behind  the third building on left (stone facade). Metered street parking is available.

From Route 1 South - Turn right onto Washington Road (Route 571 West). At third light, turn right onto Prospect Street. Wallace Hall is behind the third building on left (stone facade). Metered street parking is available.


Electronic Classroom
Group Study Room
Microfilm/fiche Reader
Printers (B&W)
Study Carrels