Faculty/Professional Staff

Limited Access Note

PUL is allowing a limited number of visitors with urgent research needs and a connection to the Princeton research community. To submit a request for consideration, please visit the EHS visitor page and complete the form linked on the right. Your sponsor must be a Princeton University faculty member, staff member, or graduate student. 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 that are required to complete on-site research. Allow three business days for review of requests.

Special Collections is accepting appointments for non-Princeton researchers on a very limited basis. Visitors interested in researching within Special Collections must first contact the department through their Ask Us! form. Requests to visit Special Collections will only be considered through this form.

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.