PLEASE NOTE: The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is currently undergoing a renovation. In the coming months, as we prepare for the completion of this project, access to the collections will become extremely limited. Please visit the Access to Mudd Library During Renovation page for the most up-to-date information, including dates when we expect to have access to the collections again.
Please contact Special Collections staff with questions or concerns via the Ask Us! Form
However, for the health and safety of our staff and the entire Princeton community, we will have limited access to our collections to accommodate on-site visits from Princeton University faculty, students and staff who are authorized to be on campus.
This limited access will be by appointment only. Those wishing to visit our reading room in Firestone Library must make an appointment and request materials at least three business days in advance. The Special Collections reading room is open Monday-Friday from 9am-4:45pm.
Mudd Manuscript Library is currently undergoing a scheduled renovation, and the collections are currently closed to researchers while we oversee their safe return to the newly renovated building. We hope to make these collections available again in late May, 2021.
For more information about visiting the reading room in Firestone can be found on our 2020-2021 Visits page.
Masks are required at all times.
Please maintain a social distance of at least 6 ft from others.
You may be in the reading room during your appointment with another researcher.
Additional Library Services which include on-demand digitization and virtual reference are available to accommodate those researchers who are unable to visit the Library in person. To learn more about these services, please visit the Virtual Services page on our website.
Please do not hesitate to contact us via the Ask Us! form with any questions or concerns, we are here to help.