Independent Researchers

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 and include the collections to be accessed by the visitor. Allow three business days for review of requests.

Individuals not qualifying for free access who wish to use the library may obtain access by paying a non-refundable fee and presenting two forms of identification, one of which must contain a photograph, to staff of the Access Office. Copies of the identification are kept on file.  Questions?  Call the Access Office at (609) 258-5737.


  • $37 per week
  • $74 per month
  • $320 per year

Access and borrowing:

  • $200 per quarter
  • $800 per year