Collections and Collection Development
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Access to the Library
The Princeton University Library serves the teaching, research and scholarly activities of the University faculty, staff, and students. 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.
The Library also welcomes the use of its collections by researchers and scholars not affiliated with the University under certain conditions described on the Library Access for Visitors page. Non-affiliated researchers may have to pay for access or borrowing privileges. Contact the Access Office to make arrangements for visitor access to the Library. The Access Office is located to the right of the Firestone Library entrance. The Office has more limited hours than the library, therefore it is essential to check office hours before arriving.
Each year, Princeton University Library has the opportunity to add very special items to its holdings of print, digital, non-print and manuscript material either through acquisition or as gifts to the Library. We have chosen some of these titles added this year to highlight. They may also be found by searching the Library’s Online Catalog.