About the Library:
The Mathematics-Natural Sciences (MNS) Library is centered on the second floor of Fuld Hall, with other collections in various locations around campus. The library contains about 30,000 volumes of bound periodicals and monographs plus print and electronic subscriptions to about 140 periodicals. The areas covered by the library collection are pure and applied mathematics, astrophysics, theoretical particle and mathematical physics and biology. The library adds approximately 350 new books annually to the collection. Its collection of older periodicals is housed in compact shelving on the lower level of Historical-Social Sciences library.
While using the campus network, the IAS community has access to the majority of Princeton University's digital subscriptions in mathematics, physics and biology. This includes e-book collections.The Mathematics-Natural Sciences Library has access to Math-Sci Online , as well as to the backfiles of some core Mathematics journals through the database JSTOR.
Items At Other Libraries
Both of the Institute's libraries participate in the shared cataloguing system of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), giving Institute scholars computerized access to WorldCat. This online catalog searches the holdings of thousands of particpating libraries, and provides the location of or access method for over 22 million items in multiple formats.
All scholars affiliated with the Institute enjoy the same privileges as faculty of Princeton University in use of the University Library system, particularly in the Lewis Library & the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library; IAS scholars also receive privileges at the Princeton Theological Seminary's Robert E. Speer Library. MNS Library staff can help you navigate specific transactions or relationships.
The librarians and the Faculties of all four Schools at the Institute warmly appreciate gifts of books and articles from former and current Members of the Institute.