Visitor Borrowing Services

Visitors may purchase borrowing privileges on a yearly or quarterly basis. The following is included when borrowing privileges are purchased: 

  • The ability to borrow physical materials from Princeton University Library (up to 25 items at a time)
  • An access card that allows you through the turnstile at Firestone Library
  • Free requesting of material that is held off-site

The following are NOT included in the purchase of borrowing, and cannot be purchased by visitors: 

  • Off-site access to electronic resources, including but not limited to databases, e-books, audiobooks
  • Access to reserve materials
  • Interlibrary loan service
  • Borrow Direct loan services
  • The ability to page items from the stacks

Borrowing Fees

  • $400 for 6 months from date of purchase
  • $800 for 12 months from date of purchase

Alumni receive a 50% discount on borrowing fees. 

If you would like to purchase borrowing, please visit the Access Desk Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. 

Today's Hours

For summer, holidays or recess hours, please consult the full schedule.