Independent Researchers

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 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.

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