Special Collections Visit
When: Friday, March 17, 2023, 2:00PM to 3:00PM
The Department of Special Collections is one of the premier repositories of its kind. Its holdings span five millennia and five continents, and include around 300,000 rare or significant printed works; 30,000 linear feet of textual materials, ranging from cuneiform tablets to contemporary manuscripts; a wealth of prints, drawings, photographs, maps, coins, and other visual materials; the Cotsen Children's Library; and the Princeton University Archives. Capacity for this tour is 45 people, and sign-up at the time of registration is required.
Firestone Library Tour
When: Friday, March 17, 2023, 2:00PM to 3:00PM and 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Tour of Firestone Library, Princeton University Library's main branch and the primary location of our humanities and social science collections, and our Special Collections department. Firestone Library opened in 1948 as the first large undergraduate library constructed after World War II. We have recently completed a 10 year renovation which focused on creating a building that is well-suited to support modern library services and contemporary approaches to scholarship, while also providing inspiring, flexible study and work spaces. Capacity for each of these tours is 15 people, and sign-up at the time of registration is required.
Interested in organizing your own social activity? Check out these local activities:
- Self-guided tours of Princeton's campus. (via Adora phone app).
- Sites of Memory: The Archival World of Toni Morrison. At the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery, Firestone Library.
- Princeton Cemetery of Nassau Presbyterian Church. 29 Greenview Ave.
- Walking Tours of Princeton. Historical Society of Princeton. (Tickets are $10/Sunday afternoons only).