Areas of Construction


Phase 5A work is now underway! This work occurs in the 1971 addition resulting in the closure of both the B and C floors and also extensive work on the green roof bordering Nassau Street and the west drive. The roof work will continue through late fall, and the interior work is expected to be complete in March of 2018.

Phase 5B work on the first floor is about 50% complete and will transform 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. The public will once again be able to view some of the rarest and special collections held by the department. Check back later this year for more information on when the new exhibit gallery will open.

There is work in the Trustee Reading Room that required the room be closed to patrons for a few weeks. The work will continue through the summer but we expect to provide open hours of operation in the afternoons until closing and on the weekends.

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