PUL collaborates with Princeton Public Library for library card sign-up event

Nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff signed up for library cards with Princeton Public Library (PPL) on Tuesday, October 3 in a co-hosted event with Princeton University Library (PUL). 

Desk set up with two library workers and a monitor beside them to sign up students for library cards

Sonja Vloeberghs,Tiffany Fang, Émilie Lopez, and Kim Dorman from PPL worked with Jen Hunter and Carol Houghton at PUL to set up a mobile library card sign-up station in Firestone Library. They talked with passersby about PPL’s various resources and services, and issued cards on the spot. Kelechi Ukaoma, a member of the Class of 2025, enthusiastically approached friends and classmates, as they came through the turnstiles, drawing them to the sign-up table. 

Students in Firestone Library lobby in front of Trustee Reading Room signing up for library cards

In addition to being able to borrow items from the public library’s print and media collections, card holders also have access to a Library of Things and PPL’s museum pass program.

Community connection is a shared tenet in both PPL and PUL’s vision statements. The sign-up event was the result of a collective and collaborative effort between staff at both PPL and PUL over the past couple of months. “It was a really wonderful outreach opportunity,” said Dorman. “We would love to come back and do this again!” added Vloeberghs. 

All Princeton University students, faculty, and staff are eligible for a free library card at PPL that allows them to use the library’s collections, resources, and services. Partners and family members are also eligible if they live in the Princeton municipality.

Published October 16, 2023.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Oster, Library Publicity Manager.