Campus Identification Card
- Access and borrowing privileges at Firestone Library are accorded
to anyone who presents a valid personal Princeton University campus
identification card with photograph.
- Campus identification cards are issued only by the ID Card Office
in New South.
- Access cards and borrowers' cards for persons who are not members
of the University community are available under various provisions.
All cards except those issued to organizations are nontransferrable;
transferred personal cards will be confiscated and the library
privileges of the cardholder may be revoked.
- There is a replacement fee for all lost cards. Payment must be for
the exact amount due. The Access Office cannot make change.
- The Library reserves the right to refuse to grant access and
borrowing privileges to any person who fails to observe library
- All applicants for access or borrowers' cards must present two
forms of identification in the Access Office, one bearing a photograph
and one bearing a permanent address. Copies of identification are kept
on file in the Access Office.
- An access card provides access to Firestone Library, but not
- The following categories of library users may obtain access cards
through the Access Office at no cost: Princeton alumni; Friends of the
Princeton University Library who were members as of July 1981 and have
remained members since that time; Users of the depository collections
(U.S., U.N., New Jersey, and EU).; Faculty, students, and academic and
professional library staff of SHARES participants of the Research
Libraries Group. (For participating institutions, see:
Visiting faculty who do not have Princeton University ID cards, or who
are not associated with the University, may have up to a total of six
months free access, which may be in varying increments of time. After a
total of six months, access must be purchased. Visiting faculty must be
from a college or university from outside the area and provide faculty
identification from their home institution.
Other individuals wishing to use the library may obtain access by paying
a non-refundable fee.
- Bearers of access cards are not eligible for certain library services
such as tracing missing books, borrowing on interlibrary loan, retrieving
books that have been received but are not yet on the shelf, and using
electronic information resources to which access is limited, by licensing
agreement, to members of the Princeton University community.
- The fee schedule for 2004-2005 is: $25 for one week of access; $50
for one month; and $210 for one year. Nonprofit organizations may purchase
on a non-refundable basis up to five transferable access cards, at $420
per card. The non-profit organization is responsible for its cards and the
individuals who use them.
Questions about access and borrowing can be answered in the Access Office:
- A borrower's card provides both access and borrowing privileges for a
non-refundable fee. Faculty and students from the Institute for Advanced
Study and the Princeton Theological Seminary may obtain cards without a
- The bearer of a borrower's card is not eligible for certain library
services such as borrowing reserve books, using interlibrary loan, or
using electronic information resources to which access is limited, by
licensing agreement, to members of the Princeton University community.
If overdue fines exceed $20, borrowing privileges are suspended until
payment is made.
- The fee for an individual card is $524 for 2004-2005, with the
- Princeton alumni may obtain a borrower's card at one-half the usual
- Friends of the Princeton University Library who have been members
since July 1981 may obtain a borrower's card at one-half the usual fee.
- Continuing, non-registered graduate students of Princeton University
may obtain a borrower's card at one-half the usual fee.
- Residents of Middlesex, Mercer, and Somerset counties may purchase a
prorated borrower's card.
- Organizations may purchase transferable borrowers' cards. Two cards
are issued for a fee of $2,100. Additional cards may be purchased at
$950 each. Organizational borrowers' cards cannot be prorated.
April Miller, Head
609.258.5737 (please call in advance of your visit)
Hours during the Academic Year:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT-SUN 9 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.;
closed on Saturday and Sunday. Holiday hours vary.