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Academic Year Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. 

Please note that the library doors are locked 15 minutes prior to the closing times listed above.

Summer Jobs Available at Mendel Music Library!

Mendel Music Library will be looking for summer help in Circulation, Collections, and Electronic Services Departments. Full and Part time work is available- morning, afternoon and evening shifts. If you are an active Princeton University student and are interested in working at Mendel this summer, please apply through the Student Employment Website.

The deadline to apply for summer housing is April 15, 2014. Students must work a minimum of 35 hours to be eligible. More information regarding Spring/Summer Housing can be found HERE.

Excellent salaries and experience! Your great summer job awaits you! You can contact for more information.

Paula Morgan: In Memoriam

Paula Morgan, 1935-2014

Princeton University's former Music Librarian, Paula Morgan, passed away on January 22, 2014. During her 36-year tenure as Music Librarian, Paula enriched not only the collection, but the lives of all who knew and served with her. In addition to her work at Princeton she was a well-respected scholar and curator, active in the Music Library Association, and the author of approximately 150 articles in the New Grove Dictionary for Music and Musicians. Her love of music transcended mere scholarly pursuits: Paula was a talented musician in her own right (voice, clarinet, and piano). May she rest in peace and be eternally surrounded by the music that she loved.

Trenton Times obituary:

Happy Birthday Mr. Scheide!

ScheideTo join in the 100th birthday celebration of William H. Scheide ’36, HD ’94, the Mendel Music Library offers an exhibit of memorabilia from Mr. Scheide’s youth through the upcoming birthday concert on January 25, 2014 featuring a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, one of his favorite works. The exhibit fills the display cases on the library’s first floor and highlights many of Mr. Scheide’s accomplishments, including his founding and oversight of the Bach Aria Group, his significant contribution to Bach scholarship, his long career as a philanthropist, the stunning library of manuscripts and books he has collected and are on deposit at Princeton (including a manuscript of J. S. Bach’s cantata Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, shown in new facsimile edition), his championship of civil rights and the NAACP, and his generosity that funded the building of the Mendel Music Library in 1997, renamed, at Mr. Scheide’s typically selfless insistence, for his mentor and teacher, the great Bach scholar and Princeton faculty member Arthur Mendel. We offer Mr. Scheide our own gift by featuring an opening from the first tutti of the “Ode to Joy” from the recently published manuscript facsimile edition of Beethoven’s 9th, thanking him for all the joy he has brought to so many people during his long and productive life, and the indelible mark he has made on Princeton. Our thanks to John Burkhalter for lending us so many treasures from his collection of Scheideana. The splash of materials across the cases, covering 1926 to 2014, attest to the scope of Mr. Scheide’s gifts to all of us. Prost!

Mendel Social Media News

FacebookMendel Music Library is now on Facebook and Twitter!

Check out Mendel Music Library's Facebook "facelift" - our redesigned page will offer daily bits of music history trivia, new acquisition announcements, fun photos, and more! Also take a look at our Twitter account for more Mendel news (@PUMusicLibrary).

Featured Resource

Online Resources for Music Research

Online Resources for Music Scholars

This is one of the best guides to quality Web sites on music, maintained by the Loeb Music Library at Harvard University. It provides a basis for beginning electronic research on a wide variety of topics in music, including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, composition, and performance practice. Note: most of the subscription resources flagged as available only to Harvard users are also accessible to Princeton users. Just search for the name of the resource on the Princeton University Articles and Resources page.