Faculty/Professional Staff

Access and borrowing privileges are provided to faculty members and professional staff who hold a valid Princeton University identification card (TigerCard) with photograph. Spouses, domestic partners and children (under 23 years of age) who possess a family ID card are also granted library privileges. 

Faculty members may request to have a Research Assistant borrow books from the Library on his or her behalf. The Research Assistant must be a member of the University community. Contact the Access Office for more information at (609) 258-5737. 

The length of borrowing privileges for faculty and professional staff varies depending on the collection.  Borrowing privileges may vary for family members.

Loan Periods

Academic Year loan in:

East Asian, Firestone, and Mendel Music*

Term (Semester) loan in:

Architecture, Engineering, Furth Plasma Physics, Lewis, and Stokes

8-week loan in:

East Asian (bound CJK periodicals only)

4 week loan in:

Firestone (Dixon and Travel collections), Lewis (CDs and DVDs), and Mendel Music

2 week loan in:

Firestone (CDs and DVDs), ReCAP (CDs, DVDs, VHS)

24-hour loan in:

Non-required course reserve collections, East Asian (bound-Western language periodicals only)

3-hour loan in:

Required course reserve collections

Non-circulating in:


*Sound and video recordings will circulate for 4-weeks only to non-Music Department faculty.

Please see the Circulation Policies for general information about borrowing privileges.