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 that anyone entering any University building must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or otherwise compliant with the university's policy. 

Firestone Library

Please consult the Library's current access policies and fees before your visit. 

Marquand Library at Firestone

Please note that most of the collections are off site. Email in advance to discuss your visit. Also note that Marquand’s operating hours differ from Firestone. 

Branch Libraries

Branch libraries are open to visitors when the buildings and libraries are open. 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.