Princeton 101

Marx Hall Library

Take some time to browse the library on the first floor of Marx Hall, which offers a selection of books and journals in philosophy and political theory. Your suggestions on additions to the collection are welcome.

Access to University Libraries

Your PUID is required for entrance to every library on campus, and it is useful to carry it at all times. To activate your PUID card so that the library may issue you books, please take your new PUID to the main desk at Firestone Library, where a barcode will be activated on your card for this purpose.

The most comprehensive circulating library on campus is Firestone Library. The Rare Books and Manuscripts Division is also in this building. There are various smaller library annexes on campus; however, not all of them are circulating. Copies of the Library Handbook are available at the information desk at Firestone Library for more detailed information.

A complete guide to library services can be found at: http://library.princeton.edu/services

Cafeterias

  • Woodrow Wilson School Cafeteria, which is located on the first floor of Robertson Hall, serves cafeteria-style foods, including salads and sandwiches. (Cash, PUIDs and credit cards are accepted.)
  • Prospect House offers staff dining facilities, with a restaurant (the Garden Room) on the main floor and a more casual cafeteria downstairs. (Only PUIDs and credit cards are accepted.)
  • The Frist Campus Center provides a wider range of cafeteria-style food than Prospect House. You may purchase breakfast here. (Cash, PUIDs and credit cards are accepted.)

Your PUID can be used to purchase dining points. Dining points are dining dollars purchased for use in any dining facility on campus. These points decline as you use them and can be replenished. Go to http://www.princeton.edu/tigercard/ppwhat.html for more information.

Shuttle Buses

The University has free shuttle buses that run daily every 5-15 minutes until midnight between University accommodations and campus. Please call Public Safety at 609-258-3135 or 609-258-5771 if you have queries about routes or schedules or check the website: http://www.princeton.edu/transportation/tigertransit.html.

Child Care Centers and Schools

The Office of Human Resources provides information on child care resources in the Princeton area: http://www.princeton.edu/hr/benefits/worklife/child/

The public school system in Princeton is called Princeton Public Schools. There are four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. For more information on which school your child will attend and how to register them, please visit their website: http://www.princetonk12.org/. Please note that you must live in Princeton to qualify to attend Princeton Public Schools.