Library Access & Circulation

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. We also welcome visitors to the Library and provide either free or for-fee access and borrowing privileges depending on an individual's affliation. 

Visitor Access to the Collections

Princeton University Library is once again welcoming visitors. Sponsored visitor forms are no longer required, but please note the University’s visitor policy as it applies to Covid-19. 

Firestone Library

The main doors of Firestone Library are open. Visitors to the general collection, Marquand Library at Firestone, and Special Collections should stop by the lobby’s Access Desk during open hours to learn more about their options for access. 

Marquand Library at Firestone

Visitors are welcome to visit Marquand Library at Firestone, but please note that most of the collections are off site. If you will be visiting, please email in advance to discuss your visit. Also note that Marquand’s operating hours differ from Firestone. 

Branch Libraries

On August 15, when doors to the academic buildings once again open, branch libraries will be welcoming visitors. There is no need to check in at the front desk. If you have questions about visitor access to a particular branch, please reach out to them directly. 

Special Collections

Special Collections no longer requires appointments to visit the reading rooms. Researchers are welcome to join us during our open hours.