Faculty and Teaching Assistants
New Faculty Members
Welcome to Princeton University! View our checklist for new faculty members.
Printers and scanners are available at all Library locations.
Accessing Materials Online
If you are working remotely please review our guide on "Using the Library Off-Campus". If you have trouble accessing materials, please report a problem.
Book Pick Up and Digitization
Faculty are welcome to request book pick-up or digitization services for our print collections. To request an item for pick-up or digitization, click the “Request Pick-up or Digitization” button in the catalog record.
Borrow materials from other libraries
It's free to borrow material from other libraries using the Library's Borrow Direct and Interlibrary Loan services. To check the status of a request, please email email@example.com.
Consult with your subject specialist
The librarian assigned to your department is available to create course guides, recommend materials, teach a workshop in person or through Zoom, and meet with your students. You can reach out to them directly by email to request instruction.
Request digitization of course reserves
Need materials digitized for course reserves? Submit a request through Canvas.
- Log into Canvas.
- Select your course.
- Click on the “Reserves” link on the course site menu.
- If this is the first time you’ve used Reserves for this course, you will be prompted to choose a semester and click on “Create course.”
- At the top right of the following page, click on “Item tools” and select “Add items.”
- A new page will open with options for adding material to the course. You may select a form (article, chapter, book, file upload, audio, and video) and submit individual requests for items to be placed on reserve.
If you have any questions, email the Reserve staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about how to submit a course reserves request.
Utilize special collections in courses
Schedule a consultation with our Special Collections department to design a class session.
Apply for publication funding
PUL’s Open Access Publication Fund aims to help Princeton authors, especially graduate students, junior faculty, and researchers in the humanities and social sciences, underwrite publication charges when publishing in fee-based Open Access publications when no other funding sources are available. Applications for funding are now open.
Recommend a purchase
Use this form to request that the Library purchase a book, journal, magazine, video, dataset, or other material, whether print or electronic.
If you have a question and aren’t sure who to ask, you can chat with us or send us an email.
Library Videos: instructional, informational, past events and more
Explore Library videos through Media Central
As videos containing instructional and informational content as well as past events and presentations are developed by the Library, they are archived and made available through Media Central channels.
Stay in touch
Subscribe to the PUL e-newsletter to learn more about Library initiatives, resources, and events.
Join library events and workshops
Browse our Events and Workshops page to view upcoming virtual library webinars, events, and workshops.
Virtually visit Firestone Library
Explore the inside of Firestone Library with this video.
Enjoy from home
The Library provides many subscriptions or collections that faculty, students, and staff can enjoy from the comfort of their own home: