Cotsen Children’s Library

The Cotsen Children’s Library is a very special library within the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University.

Cotsen’s international research collection of illustrated children’s books, manuscripts, original artwork, prints, and educational toys from the 15th century to the present day is the benefaction of Lloyd E. Cotsen ’50.

The Cotsen Children’s Library also has a public face, serving as a resource for children, families, and educators. In addition to Bookscape, our whimsical reading gallery, Cotsen offers a variety of children’s programs. Our gallery, and our programs, are open to the public and free of charge.