Areas of Construction


Phase 5A work is now underway! This work occurs in the 1971 addition (northwest area of Firestone) resulting in the closure of both the B and C floors of that addition and also extensive work on the green roof bordering Nassau Street and the west drive. The roof work will continue through late fall and when complete, will have natural landscaping and meandering paths leading you to quiet seating areas.

Phase 5B work on the first floor is moving along and transforming the former RBSC exhibit gallery area and department into new, natural light filled reading rooms and a state-of-the-art exhibit gallery that will showcase Princeton Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections. There will be accent walls covered with Firestone’s historic card catalog drawer fronts in their original condition. The former Dulles Reading Room will now be open to all of our patrons to enjoy. New skylights have been added to the spaces to bring in even more natural sunlight.

The lobby ceiling work has been moved ahead of schedule to coincide with the completion of the 5B work. Currently, the lobby is covered in scaffold with the work going on above. Although you may not see what is happening there, you can certainly hear it at times! The scaffold will remain in place until early next year when the ceiling work is complete.

General hours of construction are M-F from 6am to 3pm. The most disruptive noise is scheduled be completed by 10:00am daily.