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Ancient Egypt: Libraries @ PU

General information on doing research in this area at Princeton.

General PUL Facts

Firestone Library

Firestone covers the Humanities and Social Sciences broadly. See Call Number information with locations here. Watch a short overview video of the building here.

Special services:

Center for Digital Humanities
Data and Statistical Services
Video Services


Course Reserves

Physical course reserve materials are available at the Firestone Circulation Desk or Marquand Library, Scribner Atrium, C Floor (supply the call number). Electronic reserves materials are available via Canvas for the course in question. More information about course reserves may be found here.

Marquand Library

Marquand Library, normally 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.

NOTE: as of March 2021, Marquand is temporarily located in two reading rooms in Firestone Library (C Floor) while a new Art Museum is being constructed. The physical collections are all off-site and requests but me made via the library catalog.

Marquand is fully non-circulating. Any item in use by someone else (i.e. on a shelf or in a faculty office) will have status ASK STAFF. Ask at front desk and we will do our best to retrieve the item in question for your consultation. (In some cases, "ask staff" books are not yet physically at Princeton, i.e. "on order.")

Connecting from off-campus

You can access the library's onlne resources while off campus by using SonicWall or Proxy Server (aka EZProxy).

See the Connect from Off Campus page for more details and instructions.

Lewis & Engineering Libraries

These libraries located across Washington Road from the Frist Campus Center cover the sciences and engineering. 

Lewis/Engineering have several items that may be of interest:

Maps and Geospatial Center
Materials Collection
Group Study Rooms

Off-site (Annexes 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 [Marquand ReCAP materials may only be consulted in Marquand]. Requests take a day or two to arrive (excluding weekends - LONGER for Marquand materials prior to Fall 2024), 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 includes less-used materials managed by the Lewis (Science) Library. ReCAP include items owned by Columbia University,  New York Public Library, and Harvard: records for these will have a C, N or H at the bottom (and "SCSB" in the URL) and may be requested much like Princeton ReCAP items. If possible, look for and request the Princeton copy of a title, as you can do more with it and we can scan more from it. 

Architecture Library

School of Architecture Library

(Located on 2nd Floor of Architecture building)

Guide to conducting architecture research