Library Access

Limited Access Note

PUL is allowing a limited number of visitors with urgent research needs and a connection to the Princeton research community. To submit a request for consideration, please visit the EHS visitor page and complete the form linked on the right. Your sponsor must be a Princeton University faculty member, staff member, or graduate student. Please note that the Library will need to approve this form, not the sponsor's department head. Send completed forms to and include the collections that are required to complete on-site research. Allow three business days for review of requests.

Special Collections is accepting appointments for non-Princeton researchers on a very limited basis. Visitors interested in researching within Special Collections must first contact the department through their Ask Us! form. Requests to visit Special Collections will only be considered through this form.

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. 

Affiliate Card Holder Update

TigerCard holders, including eligible family members and those assigned a TigerCard when they began employment at an affiliate organization, are once again welcome in the Library. To regain access to Library buildings and borrowing privileges, please complete this Covid-19 vaccination attestation form. Please allow two business days for Library access to be reactivated. If you do not yet have a Library account for borrowing privileges, please contact Firestone Circulation at