Research Support for Partners/Spouses

Many of our members’ partners/spouses are themselves academics, so we want to make sure their research can continue while in residence at the Institute. Accordingly, partners/spouses are offered a variety of computing and library privileges throughout their stay.

Computing Resources for Partners/Spouses

The Institute for Advanced Study employs numerous IT specialists who provide services to all four schools on campus. As the partner/spouse of a member, you are entitled to a variety of computing and IT support services, including:

  • High-speed Internet/Internet2 access
  • Access to wired and wireless network in housing
  • Access to IAS-Scholar secure wireless network from campus and in housing
  • Access to public computing terminals and workstations around campus
  • Improved in-building wireless service via our campus-wide cellular DAS network
  • Inclusion in the campus emergency notification system
  • Tech support to:
    • Connect and configure devices
    • Set up work-from-home scenarios through a third party

Additional services may be available upon request. For more information, visit the IAS computing website at

Library Resources for Partners/Spouses

The Institute is home to two main libraries – the Historical Studies-Social Science Library and the Math-Natural Sciences Library – as well as the Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center and a growing digital library. Through an agreement with Princeton University, we also have access to all of their vast library resources (physical and digital), which can be brought to campus by courier upon request.

For more information about the Institute Libraries, visit:

Partners/spouses enjoy the same library privileges as members of the Institute, including:

  • Borrowing privileges at the Institute libraries
  • Access to all Princeton library resources (including online subscriptions)
  • Access to interlibrary loans with delivery of materials to an Institute library for pickup
  • Workspace in the library to conduct personal research

For more information on the Institute’s Social Science and Historical Studies Library, visit: or contact Marcia Tucker (

For more information on the Institute’s Math Library, visit or contact Emma Moore (