Will you do research for me?
We always recommend that researchers visit the Mudd Manuscript Library, however, we know that this may not be possible for some patrons.
Remote users (patrons who do not visit the Mudd Library) have several options.
The Mudd Library routinely answers basic reference inquiries for patrons. Staff will search up to one hour per request per patron per calendar year.
If the inquiry is more complicated than the norm, we can refer you to a consultant who can conduct research on your behalf for a fee. Please contact the Mudd Library for details.
Patrons may also contact the Department of History at Princeton University to determine if a graduate student would be interested in researching the topic for them (for a fee). The Mudd Library has contact information available upon request.
If Mudd Library collections are a major component of your research, you may wish to apply for a Library Research Grant. These grants, which have a value of up to $2,500 each, are meant to help defray expenses incurred in traveling to and residing in Princeton during the tenure of the grant. The length of the grant will depend on the applicant's research proposal but is ordinarily one month.
If you have any questions about our collections or remote user policy, please contact us.