Normally, Marquand patrons wishing to consult rare books in Marquand--locations SAX and ReCAP-rare--must submit requests online and we will pull material upon arrival, Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm. At the moment, we are short-staffed, so please call in advance, 258-3783 (8-3783 on campus) if you anticipate needing to consult an item during this time. Alternatively, you may e-mail email@example.com . Please identify some possible days and times, and we will let you know our availability. Thanks, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
If one logs in to Borrow Direct or any other resource requiring CAS, or the Central Authentication Service--entering one's netID and password when prompted--on a public terminal available in the library, it is very possible that a second patron could request a Borrow Direct item in the first patron's name. Therefore, library patrons should be mindful and close out ALL browser windows that are open in order to prevent this possibility. Unfortunately, if this were to occur, it is impossible to determine for whom were the intended BD items and the requests will be cancelled.
We apologize for any inconvenience. Please plan to return next week, Oct. 21-25, 2013, for rare book consultations in Marquand Library: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
Due to a Marquand all-staff event, there will be no pulling of rare books in Marquand from 2:30-4 pm on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. We apologize for the inconvenience. Patrons may visit the reference desk at 4 pm to view rare material until 5 pm on Tuesday; material will be pulled from the rare book vault as needed until 4:30 pm.
The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce the awarding of a NEH grant to support the creation of an open-access, research collection of avant-garde art, music and literary periodicals, 1848-1923, named after Vasily Kandinsky's painting Blue Mountain (Der blaue Berg, 1908-09, Guggenheim Museum, New York). Rare material from Firestone's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Marquand Library, and the Mendel Music Library will be included in the project.
Princeton University has recently implemented a new online rare-book requesting service for placing requests to consult any rare book or manuscript held in Firestone's Rare Books & Special Collections Department, Mudd Library and Marquand Library. Users wishing to consult rare book material at Princeton will now be required to submit requests online.
Elizabeth Bennett, Librarian for History and History of Science, has put together many, very useful online research guides for a wide variety of historical topics.
As of 2/27/12, these rooms located on the 2nd Floor in Marquand will no longer remain unlocked on a regular basis due to frequent noise disruptions to classes held in the Tang Seminar Room. Tang Center affiliates will be able to access these rooms as needed with a key issued by Marquand Library staff. Library users needing to consult East Asian art reference material in the Tang Reading Room--location: TANG--may ask at the reference desk and a Marquand Library staff member will be glad to unlock the room on an as-needed basis.
One can search for individual sales by title in the library catalog, or search by keyword, e.g. Christies London. The Rare Books & Special Collections Division in Firestone has many runs of catalogs that may need to be requested from off-site, and are typically book, map, manuscript and numismatic sales, whereas Marquand tends to have the art sales (on- and off-site). Marquand has many auction catalogs going back to the 1820s, but recent runs are not at all complete and are mostly gifts from the Princeton University Art Museum.
Princeton University Library now has access to several new databases of interest to Marquand users.