Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology

Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, McCormick Hall, Princeton University, Princeton NJ 08544.  Phone: 609 258-3783, Fax: 609 258-7560
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Print Collections

There are several location designations for Marquand print collections: SA, SAPH, SAX.

The SA collection covers all periods of art and architecture from most areas of the world, as well as archaeology (including strong collections in classical, Byzantine, medieval, Islamic and pre-Columbian archaeology). Marquand has significant collections of Chinese and Japanese art, architecture and archaeology.

The SAPH or Artistic Photography collection covers the history of artistic photography from its inception to the present day. The collection is housed on the first floor.

The stacks are arranged by size, with Octavos on one side of the aisle, and the Quartos (oversized) on the other. The Folios and Elephants are on B floor.

The SAX or Rare Book collection contains rare first editions, scarce copies of early texts and numerous facsimiles. The Rare Book collection is housed on the first floor, in the Rare Book vault. Patrons must fill out a registration card in order to access these materials, and are limited to one item at a time. Items may be viewed only in our Rare Book reading room. When school is in session, rare books are available 9 am - 8:45 pm Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 5:45 pm Friday, and 1 pm - 5 pm Sunday. List of titles in Rare Books in an Excel spreadsheet (as of 11/11/04).

To view all titles catalogued for Marquand in the last month, please go to the New Titles List.

Patrons seeking sales catalogs should inquire at the front desk. Please be sure that you know the date of the catalog you need. Catalogs published since May 1986 are housed in Marquand; earlier catalogs are in the Annex.

Patrons seeking Princeton senior theses should consult the Catalog of Princeton University Senior Theses.

Many other Marquand books and serials are housed in Annex A. There are also collections of art, archaeology, and architecture books in Firestone Library, the East Asia Library, and the Architecture Library.

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