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WRI 146: Constructing the Past: Libraries @ PU

Guide for using the library successfully in Emma Ljung's writing seminar.

General PUL Facts

Firestone Library

Firestone covers the Humanities and Social Sciences broadly. See Call Number information with locations here

Special services:

Data and Statistical Services
‚ÄčVideo Services


Marquand Library

Marquand Library, previously located in McCormick Hall next to the PU Art Museum, is one of nine separate Princeton "branch" libraries, and is a premier art history, architecture, and archaeology library used by the entire campus and visited by scholars from all over the world. As of 3-22-21, Marquand's collection is accessible by request and viewable in two reading rooms on the C Floor of Firestone Library. One will find books and exhibition catalogs in Marquand that are not available widely. Marquand also has a sizeable and growing rare book collection. More information about is available on its website.

Marquand is fully non-circulating. That means everything in the art library collection should be consulted on-site or scans may be requested if e-versions are not available.

Architecture Library

School of Architecture Library

(Located on 2nd Floor of Architecture building)

Guide to conducting architecture research

Off-site (Annex and ReCAP)

RECAP, FORRESTAL ANNEX and FINE ANNEX are off-site locations. Normally, these items are requested via the library catalog and one must designate a pickup library of choice [most Marquand ReCAP materials may only be consulted in Marquand]. Requests take a day or two to arrive (excluding weekends), and you will be notified via the e-mail address you provide. The Forrestal Annex contains humanities materials and multiple copies of reserve titles, while the Fine Hall Annex is Lewis (Science) Library's off-site storage. ReCAP include items owned by Columbia University,  New York Public Library, and Harvard: these will look like--minus the C, N or H at the bottom--and may be requested much like Princeton ReCAP items. Attention: for 2020-21: scans are the preferred method for delivery of chapters and articles needed from ReCAP books. If an entire RECAP book is needed and one is on-campus, pickups for circulating material may be arranged via the library catalog. Library-use only materials are less available at present. E-mail with questions.