Accessing Princeton University Library Collections

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 until further notice. 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.

Visitors are required to obtain access cards (check the Access Office hours) in order to use the Firestone Library general collections and to enter the Marquand Library. For a complete overview of access and privilege policies, please refer to the Library Access for Visitors page.

To use collections in the Marquand Library Rare Books, Mudd Library, and Firestone’s Special Collections Unit, patrons must register for a Special Collections Research Account.

Access to the Furth Plasma Physics Library by non-PPPL personnel is by appointment only. Please visit the Plasma Physics Library webpage for more information.

See the University's Visit Us page for more information about traveling to campus and parking.