Classroom Use

Procedures for Classroom Use of Materials in the Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology Rare Book Vault

  • The CLASSROOM REGISTRATION FORM should be submitted at least one week in advance.
  • Princeton faculty, preceptors, Princeton Museum curators and library staff may request rare materials for classroom use within Marquand Library.
  • Materials with the location of Marquand Library (SAX): Rare Books must be approved in advance by the Librarian by submitting a list of titles with call numbers.
  • Marquand Library's Charles Rufus Morey Rare Book Reading Room can seat 4 or accommodate 12 standing. For larger classes, one will need to make a separate request to reserve one of the Art and Archaeology Department Seminar Rooms 361, 362 and 363 or the Tang Center Seminar Room 261. (See the Registration Form.)
  • Requests and reservations should be made at least one week in advance to ensure the availability of departmental classrooms, materials, and staff.
  • A Marquand staff member will gather materials, accompany them to the classroom, hand out an attendance sheet, assist with their use (e.g. taking bound volumes out of slip cases and drop-spine boxes, then reversing the process), make sure bound volumes are used on book cradles, close or lock doors (as appropriate) after the class is done, and bring materials back for reshelving. Generally, only the faculty member or Marquand staff member can handle the materials. Materials may not be handed around the room. Those designated to handle materials may not use ballpoint pens.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the Library or classrooms within Marquand.
  • During breaks, students may not remain or return early to the Rare Book Reading Room or classrooms unless they have registered as registered Rare Books and Special Collections readers and have requested materials.