Faculty/Professional Staff

Please note: at this time, Princeton University Library is open only for authorized faculty, students, and staff. For more information, please visit the University Spring 2021 visitor policy.

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:

Architecture, East Asian, Engineering, Firestone, Furth Plasma Physics, Lewis, Mendel Music* and Stokes

8-week loan in:

East Asian (bound CJK periodicals only)

4 week loan in:

Firestone (Dixon, Travel, and Faculty collections), Lewis (CDs and DVDs)

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.