General Access Information
The Princeton University Library serves the teaching, research and scholarly activities of the University faculty, staff, and students. Access and borrowing privileges are accorded to anyone who shows upon request a valid Princeton University campus identification card with photograph. Members of the University community include spouses, domestic partners, widows, widowers, and children of University employees.
The Library welcomes the use of its collections by researchers and scholars not affiliated with the university under certain conditions described in this guide. Non-affiliated researchers may have to pay for access or borrowing privileges. Please see the relevant section for details. Contact the Access Office to make arrangements for visitor access to the Library. The Privileges Office is located to the right of the Firestone Library entrance. The Office has more limited hours than the library, therefore it is essential to check office hours before arriving.
All cards, except those issued to organizations, are nontransferrable; transferred personal cards will be confiscated and the library privileges of the cardholder may be revoked. There is a replacement fee for all lost cards. The library reserves the right to refuse to grant access and borrowing privileges to any person who fails to observe library regulations. Bearers of access cards are not eligible for certain library services such as tracing missing books, borrowing on interlibrary loan or borrow direct, retrieving books that have been received but are not yet on the shelf, and using electronic information resources to which access is limited, by licensing agreement, to members of the Princeton University community. For details of eligibility and current fees, consult the library's Access Policy or contact the Privileges Office