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FRS 140: Pathologies of Difference: Art, Medicine and Race: Libraries @ PU

Guide created for Anna Arabindon-Kesson's freshman seminar Spring 2020

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
Video Services


Marquand Library

Marquand Library, 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. 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 Marquand is available on its website.

Layout of building:
1st Floor: Reference Collection, Current periodicals (alpha. by title), Photography collection, Rare books  
2nd Floor: Call number ND* (Painting)    
A Floor: Call numbers A-N*  
B Floor: Call numbers NA-NC*; NE-Z*, Richardson call nos.*; folios and elephant folios (A-Z, Richardson)    

*octavos, or regular size on left, quartos (oversize "q") on the right (with YELLOW and PINK cards, respectively)

Marquand is fully non-circulating. Any item in use by someone else (i.e. on a carrel, shelf or in a faculty office) will have status SEE FRONT DESK). Ask at front desk to hold on to up to 10 volumes on the 1st-Floor Reading Room shelves for two weeks at a time, and eligible for two renewals.

Off-site (Annex and ReCAP)

Pay attention to location in the library catalog. Books and journals with location: RECAP or ANNEX (A or B) 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. Annex A contains humanities materials and multiple copies of reserve titles, while Annex B, or the Fine Hall Annex, is Lewis (Science) Library's off-site storage. Electronic delivery of book chapters and articles may be requested for ReCAP titles, as long as one provides a complete citation. As for Fall 2017, you will see thousands of new records in the catalog for items at ReCAP owned by Columbia University and the New York Public Library: these will look like--minus the C or N at the bottom--and may be requested much like Princeton ReCAP items (items designated "library-use only" will need to be consulted only in Firestone for now).

Architecture Library

School of Architecture Library

(Located on 2nd Floor of Architecture building)

Guide to conducting architecture research