Faculty/Professional Staff

Updated July 13, 2021

Please note: PUL will continue to limit access to Library locations to Princeton University faculty, students, and staff with activated card access to buildings through the end of August. 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 refdesk@princeton.edu and include the collections to be accessed by the visitor. Allow three business days for review of requests.

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.