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Members of the Friends of the Princeton University Library make a vital contribution to the strength of the University’s collections, to the educational experience of its students, and to scholars and collectors throughout the world.

Friends of the Library receive a Newsletter and two issues of The Princeton University Library Chronicle. The Chronicle publishes articles of scholarly importance in the humanities or social sciences, reports on rare or unique materials in the Library, and essays on books or book collecting—all written for the general reader.

Friends are invited to participate in a variety of activities and events during the academic year, including exhibition openings, lectures and talks, gala dinners, workshops on topics such as preservation, bookbinding, and print collecting, and special events for members only, including trips, performances and workshops for children in the Cotsen Children's Library, and backstage tours of Library services and facilities.

Acquisitions Program

The Acquisitions Program presents an opportunity to contribute directly and immediately toward the purchase of outstanding individual books, maps, prints, coins and manuscripts to add to Princeton’s already world-class collections. At the same time, it offers an opportunity to learn more about the individual curators who work to build Princeton’s collection of rare books and manuscripts.  If you are interested in participating, please send an inquiry through the website.