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Stokes Library Opening
Stokes Library is open for Study-Browse Service through the online reservation system. Princeton University students and faculty with an active PUID can book one of the 11 available seats from 30 minutes to eight hours between 9:00 and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Library remains closed to the public and other patrons; however research assistance is available virtually, and the Stokes Viz Hub is offering remote consultation services for digital research, data visualization, and qualitative analysis.
Guidelines and Procedures for Visiting Stokes
- Only patrons with confirmed reservations will be permitted to enter the Library.
- Face masks are required.
- Users must maintain a distance of six feet from others at all times.
- Users will be checked in and out by library staff who will open the door and then move to a safe area, after which the user may enter. Users will then be directed to their reserved seat where they will scan the QR code provided at the time of reservation.
- All users must sanitize their space before and after use. Materials will be provided.
- Browsing the stacks is restricted to one user at a time,
- No public computing, scanning or printing will be available in the library.
- Materials may be charged out by bringing them to the circulation desk.
- Please leave any books that have been handled, but not charged out on the carts so Library staff can shelve them.
For questions about visiting Stokes, send a message to email@example.com.
Book pick-up service will continue to be offered at all library locations. We recommend using use this service to help us minimize traffic into Library spaces.
PUL will not provide print course reserves this fall. Library staff will assist faculty in identifying ebooks and online versions of the necessary course readings. PUL expects to launch an online view-only service for copyrighted materials requestable for on-demand digitization from the catalog. Details will be available soon.
Stokes Library, located on the lower level of Wallace Hall, is the primary point-of-contact for Library Services for the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs Reserves and the Office of Population Research (OPR). In addition to housing the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs Reserves, Ansley 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, 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 Princeton School of Public and International Affairs is primarily served by the Stokes 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.