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The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections welcomes researchers to its reading rooms in the Harvey S. Firestone Library and the Seeley G. Mudd Library.

Fall/Spring Semesters
  Monday to Friday:9-4:45

  Monday to Friday:8:45 - 4:15

With the exception of the Scheide and Cotsen Children's Libraries, no appointment is necessary to use our holdings, but registration, including the presentation of photo identification (e.g., a driver's license) is required on arrival.

❧   Researchers consulting the department's material in the Firestone Library must register for a research account. Information and online registration forms can be accessed at the following: Special Collections Research Account (links to http://blogs.princeton.edu/research-account/ )

The Department's collections do not circulate outside our reading rooms, but photoduplication services are available. A reference librarian or archivist is on duty at all times, and curatorial assistance is available on request. Researchers should feel free to contact us prior to their visit with any questions they may have. For additional information concerning procedures, policies, and access, please follow the hyperlinks on this page.

Policy on use of digital cameras in the reading room

New policies regarding paging materials, effective 8 June 2009

RBSC @ Firestone room schedule and instructions about scheduling

  Hours and Access Rules
  Photoduplication Services
  Rights and Permissions
  Restricted Collections
  Forms of Citation
  Travel and Accommodations
  Self-Guided Research Tutorial

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One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Email: rbsc@princeton.edu 
Tel: (609) 258-3184
Fax: (609) 258-2324

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