PUL Phased Resumption of On-site Services and Remote Resources Updates


August 4, 2020: Study-Browse Service to launch with pilot at Firestone on August 10

Princeton University Library (PUL) is preparing to welcome a limited number of Princeton University students and faculty into library spaces, as outlined in the Library’s resumption of services plan. The Library remains closed to the public and other patrons. Through an online reservation system, Princeton students and faculty with an active PUID will be able to reserve a seat in a designated Library location for a specified period of time.

On August 10, we will pilot the PUL Study-Browse Service, beginning at Firestone Library. The start date of the Study-Browse Service at branches and Special Collections will be announced in the coming days. Only patrons with a confirmed reservation through this system will be permitted to enter the Library; read more.

June 22, 2020: Digitization requests from faculty for reserves or other use in fall classes due by July 24; read more.

June 18, 2020: How to retrieve materials from lockers and carrels; read more.

June 8, 2020: PUL launches book pick-up and in-house digitization services; read more.

May 29, 2020: Library book pick-up service and in-house digitization to begin June 8

Princeton University Library (PUL)'s Return Task Force has finalized plans for the phased resumption of on-site library services beginning with two priority services which will provide access to library materials for Princeton University faculty, researchers, post docs, and graduate students. The two priority services are book pick-up and in-house digitization and will begin the week of June 8 with Firestone Library providing the first available pick-up location in a designated area. Branches will follow during that week. 

Read more.

May 29, 2020: PUL announces a phased plan for the resumption of on-site services

The plan is consistent with the Executive Orders issued by the Governor of New Jersey developed in close collaboration with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety and other campus partners to assure alignment with the University’s requirements for a safe restart of campus operations.

See the full plan.

May 15, 2020: Special Collections launches Virtual Visits.

May 1, 2020: PUL releases new information and instructions regarding book returns; read more.

April 8, 2020: PUL launches Remote Spotlight series, featured on PUL's news page and social media (Twitter, FB, Instagram)

Spotlight Remote is a feature series highlighting the new ways in which Princeton University Library staff are working with our patrons and community in a remote environment. 

April 3, 2020: PUL announces HathiTrust Digital Library temporary access service

In response to COVID-19, HathiTrust Digital Library has made millions of books from PUL'S print collection available online for all Princeton students, faculty, and staff. The Emergency Temporary Access Service includes in-copyright material. Read more.

March 23, 2020: Remote workshops and consultations

PUL offers virtual consultation appointments, workshops and seminars. Calendar.

March 23, 2020: PUL creates PUL Support for Remote Research, Teaching, and Learning web page for easy access to online resources

Please be assured that, although our physical locations have ceased operations until further notice, Princeton University Library services continue to be available online. Library staff look forward to working with you remotely to support your research, teaching, and learning.

March 20, 2020: PUL moves to online services only and temporarily ceases in-person operations.

Faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to continue to access our services remotely, with support from subject librarians and through PUL's Ask Us service.

March 12, 2020: Meet Our Specialists

PUL launches a Meet Our Specialist video campaign on social media to encourage students to reach out for help in a remote learning environment.

March 6, 2020: PUL launches Featured e-Resource series on news page and social media


Media contact: Barbara Valenza, Director of Library Communications