No rare books 3/20, 4-5 pm

We will not have staff available on Friday, March 20th from 4-5 pm to assist with rare book consultations.

No rare books 2/20, 4-5pm

We will not have staff available on Friday, Feb. 20 from 4-5 pm to assist with rare book consultations, so the rare book vault will be closing at 4pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

NO RB ACCESS on Feb. 12th

There will be no access to Rare Books from 8:30am-1 pm and 4-5pm on this day.

The New ArticleExpress

The ArticleExpress service has been available for some time to teaching faculty only in the humanities and social sciences, and many constituents in the sciences. The service provides rapid electronic document delivery of journal and newspaper articles, as well as book chapters and conference proceedings papers, within limits, both owned and not owned by the Princeton University Library.

NO RB ACCESS on Feb. 10th & 11th

There will be no access to Rare Books from 8:30-3:30 both of these days.

Oxford Art Online problems

There is a system problem with OAO that is resulting in an error message stating that our subscription has reached its user limit. Oxford University Press advises to continue to try to get in for now. If one needs a specific article, Princeton affiliates should e-mail and provide a netid and a Marquand staff member can e-mail a specific article to you. We apologize for the inconvenience.

No RB access: 10/23, 10/31

Marquand Library's rare book reading room will be closed to library patrons for rare book consultations on October 23 from 10 am -12 pm, and on October 31 from 3 pm- 5 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. The room will otherwise be available for consultations Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.

What is HathiTrust?

RB vault is open again!

For now, we are once again able to resume access to our rare book vault for Marquand-rare consultations between the hours of 9-5, Monday through Friday. All rare items must be requested online via the Main Catalog or Books+, and patrons may simply show up and we will pull the items in question upon arrival. ReCAP-rare items require an extra 2-3 business days to arrive from off site. We are carefully monitoring the temperature and humidity in the vault, so should we need to close the vault again unexpectedly, we will post an alert here on our website.


Marquand Library’s rare book collection remains temporarily unavailable due to facilities work. We apologize for this inconvenience and are doing all we can to provide access to this collection for library patrons as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.