Library Access

Updated July 13, 2021

Please note: Until further notice, PUL will continue to limit access to Library locations to Princeton University faculty, students, and staff with activated card access to buildings. For patrons affiliated with a member of University faculty, graduate student, or staff, a small number of exceptions may be possible on a case-by-case basis. To submit a request for consideration, please visit the EHS visitor page and complete the form linked on the right. 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 to be accessed by the visitor. Allow three business days for review of requests.

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.