NO RB ACCESS on Feb. 10th & 11th

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

NO RB ACCESS on Tuesday, Jan. 27th.

There will be no access to rare books on Jan. 27th for the whole day.

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.

Restricted RB Vault access

Marquand's rare book vault is still not available for rare book consultations until further notice. If one has an urgent need to view a Marquand rare item, please call 609-258-3783 or e-mail with details. Thank you for your patience.


Until further notice, Marquand's rare book vault is unavailable for consultations. If one is planning a visit to Princeton to consult a rare Marquand item, please call Marquand Library first, as it may not be possible for the time being: 609-258-3783 or . We apologize for the inconvenience.

RB Room is OPEN

Thanks to all for your patience. Our rare book vault is once again accessible and our reading room is open for rare book consultations, M-F, 9 am-5 pm. Just a reminder that all requests must be submitted online, and ReCAP-Rare requests require an additional couple of days of processing time. Appointments are not necessary, and we will not pull items until one's arrival.