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.
Pay attention to location in the library catalog. Books and journals with location: ReCAP, and FORRESTAL ANNEX are requested via the library catalog and one must designate a pickup library of choice [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.
ReCAP, or Research Collections and Preservation, is a high-density, storage facility containing collections owned by Princeton, Columbia University, the New York Public Library, and Harvard. Records from partners are available via the Princeton library catalog, and are indicated with initials at the bottom (C or N, at present). You may see duplicate records for the same item. The Forrestal Annex contains humanities materials and multiple copies of course reserve titles. Electronic delivery of book chapters and articles may be requested for ReCAP titles.