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Ancient Egypt: Can't find a book?

General information on doing research in this area at Princeton.

Non-Circulating Collection

Marquand is a non-circulating library, which means
that no books or journals may leave the library,
but may be charged to study carrels and shelves inside the library

I can't find this book in the stacks.

  • Make sure the item you are looking for is actually a Marquand book and is not located off-site, that the call number was written down correctly, and that the item is not checked out or missing (verify in library catalog; if you see See Front Desk, it is likely in use by someone else but should be in the building). 

  • Books in the Annex or ReCAP must be requested via the library catalog, and takes 2-3 business days to arrive in Marquand. ​Make sure you are looking in the right place, correct floor, size, and/or sublocation (e.g. SAPH: Photography). May need to check both quartos AND octavos (regular-sized items), (and folios and elephants, in some cases), as well as general vicinity of where book should be. Feel free to have a staff member accompany you to the stacks to assist.

  • Fill out a yellow search card at the reference desk, even if you won't be needing the book, because we still need to find it. Alternatively, visit this page. A staff member will contact you if and when the book is found, or will mark the book Missing in the library catalog.

Assistant Art Librarian

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Rebecca Friedman
Firestone Library, A-15G
609-258-3163 or -3783
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