Visiting the Library

Building access by patrons

Until further notice, libraries will continue to be accessible to appropriate faculty, staff, and students by card access only.

For information on accessing Special Collections, including booking an appointment in the reading room, please visit the department's website.

Face coverings

As of July 4, face coverings are no longer required on campus, indoors or outdoors, including all Library locations. This change applies to staff as well as authorized visitors. If you are more comfortable wearing a mask, please feel free to do so. As the University message states, face coverings for employees who are not fully vaccinated are recommended to protect your individual health and safety. As a reminder, statistics about vaccination rates and asymptomatic testing are available via Princeton's Covid-19 Dashboard

Visitor policy

The PUL visitor policy will not change at this time. Visitors will continue to require a faculty or staff sponsor to submit a completed visitor request form to We will revisit the PUL visitor policy if/when the University updates its policy.


A printer is available on the first floor of Firestone Library near the Info Desk. OIT also offers printer clusters at locations on campus. Scanners are available for use at Firestone, Stokes, Engineering (Fine Hall, B-level), Lewis (first floor), East Asian Library, and Mendel. 

Food and beverages

No food is permitted in Library spaces. Beverages with lids are permitted.