For summer, holidays or recess hours, please consult the full schedule.
Considered one of the largest open-stack libraries in existence, the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library functions as the main library on campus and assumes primary responsibility for the humanities and social sciences. Home to Special Collections, it also houses treasures such as the autographed manuscript of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and the papers of Nobel laureates Toni Morrison and Mario Vargas Llosa.
In the Firestone Library lobby and open to the public, the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery highlights the library's collections while also drawing upon complementary collections from campus partners and institutions. For digital exhibitions, visit the Digital Princeton University Library website.
Access to most areas of Firestone requires a valid Princeton University campus identification card with photograph. Researchers and scholars not affiliated with the University are welcome to use many Firestone collections under certain conditions, although non-affiliated researchers may be subject to a fee for access or borrowing privileges. All visitors are advised to consult with the Access Office at (609) 258-5737 for details prior to arrival.
Specialized services within Firestone include:
- Circulation Services
- Course Reserve Services
- Borrow Direct and Interlibrary Loan Services
- Data and Statistical Services
- Government Documents (Depository Access)
- Microforms Service
- Reading and Graduate Study Rooms
- Video Services
Use of collections in Special Collections by visiting researchers requires registration, including the presentation of photo identification (e.g., a driver's license). Appointments are not necessary, with the exception of the Scheide Library.
Consult Firestone Floor Plans and Call Number Information to locate collections and services in Firestone Library.
Group Study Rooms
Tiger Tea Room
The Tiger Tea Room at Firestone Library is open M–F, 11:30a–6:30p. For more information, visit the Campus Dining website.