Faculty and Teaching Assistants — Fall 2021
New Faculty Members
Welcome to Princeton University! View our checklist for new faculty members.
Visiting the Library
Princeton University faculty members with active NetIDs and card access to University buildings may freely enter Library locations to study or browse the stacks. The seat reservation system is no longer in effect. Social distancing is no longer required. Face coverings are required at all times by all patrons, including faculty, students and staff during use of Library classroom spaces.
The following services continue to require a reservation so that staff are available to assist you:
- Firestone microforms (email@example.com)
- Marquand carrels
- PUL MakerSpace
- Licensed database terminals
For information on accessing Special Collections, including booking an appointment in the reading room, please visit the department's website.
Printers and scanners are available at all Library locations. Specialized computers offering databases such as Datastream and Bloomberg are available, but require reservations.
Accessing Materials Online
If you are working remotely, the best way to access online library materials is through EZ Proxy. You may also use SonicWall Secure Remote Access. 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.
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.
Utilize special collections in courses
Schedule a consultation with our Special Collections department to design a class session, or join an open and informal Virtual Visit to ask staff any questions related to special collections such as how to deliver images on teaching platforms, providing live or recorded instruction with materials, or brainstorming teaching ideas.
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.
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: