Sep. 2, 2021

After more than three years of planning, pandemic setbacks, and moving collections out and back, Princeton University Library’s (PUL) Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is reopening its doors to the University community. Modernizing the building’s fire suppression system was the renovation’s original impetus, but ultimately, many parts of the library were upgraded. Read the full story on Princeton University Library's website.

Some key features of the renovation include:

  • Modernizing the buildings fire suppression system
  • Improving accessibility
  • Additional classroom space
  • More efficient environmental controls
  • Better lighting
  • Enhanced Security
  • Improvements to the electrical and plumbing systems
  • New carpeting, paint, and furniture “transformed the feel of the building interior from mid-century to a contemporary look”

NOTE: With the 2021-22 Princeton University academic year underway, Mudd Library is open to Princeton University faculty, researchers, and students. As of the start of the fall 2021 semester and in accordance with University policy, visitors will not be allowed to access the physical Mudd space. Would-be visitors can still take advantage of Mudd’s services virtually, through virtual reference, the virtual reading room, as well as direct delivery of born-digital and digitized materials upon request.