Access materials with the Book Pick-Up Service

Book Pick-Up Service

The Book Pick-Up Service at Princeton University Library allows Princeton faculty, students, and staff, who are authorized to be on campus, have an active PUID, and have completed safety training, to pick up print books and items, including Borrow Direct books, from the on-campus libraries. To submit a request, click the “Request Pick-up or Digitization” button on the catalog record and select "Physical Item Delivery."


Watch a tutorial on how to submit a request through the catalog:

Available locations

The book pick-up service is available at the following library locations: 

  • Architecture Library
  • East Asian Library
  • Engineering Library
  • Firestone Library
  • Lewis Science Library
  • Mendel Music Library
  • Stokes Library

Once you have made your request, you will receive email notifications with further information. View PUL’s social protocols, or watch a demonstration of the pick-up service at Firestone Library.


View book pick-up hours for each library location here. Patrons will receive an “item available” email when their books are ready for pick up. Please note: Mandatory COVID-19 training must be completed before entering a library space.

Book care protocol

Please do not use disinfectant or cleaning products on books which can cause damage. Library materials are handled only by staff wearing face coverings. All returned Library materials have been quarantined before being circulated to another patron. Thank you for helping us care for our book collections to preserve them for decades to come.