Library Access

Please note: at this time, Princeton University Library is open only for authorized faculty, students, and staff. For more information, please visit the University Spring 2021 visitor policy.

The Princeton University Library serves the teaching, research and scholarly activities of the University faculty, students, and staff. Access and borrowing privileges are provided to individuals who hold a valid Princeton University identification card (TigerCard) with photograph. Spouses, domestic partners, and children (under 23 years of age) of University employees and students who possess a family ID card are also granted library privileges. 

The Library also welcomes the use of its collections, under certain conditions, by scholars, independent researchers, and other individuals or entities not affiliated with the university. Non-affiliated researchers may be required to pay for access or borrowing privileges.

Access and Borrowing by Patron Type

  • Detailed information about access and borrowing privileges may be obtained by choosing the relevant patron type in the menu to the left. 
  • Questions?  Contact Firestone Circulation at (609) 258-3202 or the Access Office at (609) 258-5737.