Requesting Material from Offsite Locations

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.


Much of the Library's collections is housed in various offsite locations. These include storage locations at the Forrestal Campus (Annex A) and Fine Hall (Annex B) as well as our ReCAP (Research Collections and Preservation Consortium) facility.

Anyone with access privileges to the Library can request material from these storage facilities. Please allow 1- 2 business days for the item to be delivered to the selected library on campus. You will receive an e-mail confirming the material has arrived. Please note: you will need to have an access card in order to come to Firestone to use the item (see Library Access for Visitors for more information).

To request material from offsite storage, click the blue request button on an item's record in the catalog
request button