Access and borrowing privileges are accorded to anyone who shows
upon request a valid Princeton University
campus identification card with photograph. Members of the
University community include spouses, domestic partners, widows, widowers,
and children of University employees.
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. The library reserves the right to refuse to grant access and
borrowing privileges to any person who fails to observe library regulations.
For details of eligibility and current fees, consult the library's Access
Policy or contact the Access Office.
Access cards and borrowers' cards for
those who are not members of the University community are available under
various provisions. Library privileges are accorded to the faculty of the
Institute for Advanced Study and to the faculty and students of the
Princeton Theological Seminary. All faculty and students of SHARES
participants of the Research Libraries Group may obtain free access cards.
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.
Persons desiring to use the depository collections
(United States, New Jersey, United Nations, and the European Union) are
granted free access to use documents only pending normal security measures.
Other individuals and organizations are eligible for access cards or
limited-term borrowers' cards for a fee upon application to the Access Office.
Access and Carrel Office
April Miller, Head
609.258.5737 (please call in advance of your visit)
Hours during the Academic Year: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.; closed on
Saturday and Sunday. Holiday hours vary.
If you are a senior Princeton University student, graduate student, or faculty,
you may be eligible for a carrel (private study room) in the library. For more information click
contact the Access and Carrel Office at Firestone, 1-9-C-1. Telephone: 609.258.5737.
Registering Personal Computers
Personal Computers should be registered in the Access Office or by Library
Security before being brought into the Library. At the time of registration,
a sticker will be issued. The sticker should be placed on the computer. When
leaving the library, security will ask to see the sticker and personal
identification of the library patron. If the sticker and the identification
do not match, the computer may be confiscated.