Access and Circulation Services

What We Do

photo of the Wright Library Circulation Desk

We help faculty, students, and other researchers find and use Wright Library’s services, collections, and resources.

Our goal is to be your central service point in the library, by providing information, answering your questions, and connecting you to what the library has to offer. We check out materials, maintain library records, help you understand how to use and manage your library account, access course reserve materials, process interlibrary loan requests, and can put you in contact with our specialized information experts.

If you have questions about circulation services, please contact us.

Princeton Theological Seminary borrowers click here
Princeton University borrowers click here
CTI, IAS, WCC and SEPTLA borrowers click here
Paid Patron borrowers click here

Contact Us

Phone: 609-497-7940


Contact Form

Shanshan Ming

Head of Circulation Services

Caitlyn Foster

Circulation Assistant


Access and Borrowing


Wright Library is open to the public, and all visitors can use print and e-resources while in the building.

Complimentary Borrowing

Wright Library offers free borrowing privileges to the faculty, students and staff of:

Paid Borrowing

Wright Library offers annual, fee-based borrowing privileges to everyone who is not eligible for complimentary borrowing.

Learn more about paid patrons.

Renewals and Courtesy Notices

As a courtesy, you will receive a reminder 5 days before your library materials are due. Courtesy notices are sent to active patrons with a valid email address on file. If you believe you should be receiving courtesy notices, please check with the Circulation Desk to make sure the email on your record is up-to-date.

Wright Library assumes no responsibility for non-receipt of courtesy notices. It is still the sole responsibility of the borrower to ensure that materials are returned and/or renewed on time. Failure to return and/or renew a borrowed item on or before the due date or time will incur a late fee (see Fines).

Library materials may be renewed online or via text (SMS) on or before the due date.* You may also reply to a courtesy notice (or call the Circulation Desk at (609) 497-7940) and request a renewal.*

*Unless there is a hold or recall on them,

  • Princeton Seminary faculty and PhD students may renew books twice;

  • Princeton University faculty and PhD students must return books in person by the end of their loan period (no renewals);

  • all other borrowers (who have shorter loan periods) may renew a maximum of five times.

On-site visitor access

All visitors to Wright Library can browse the general collections and access electronic resources using the public computers on the first floor of the library.

How to access e-resources

Library Account and My Library mobile app

Access your library account to view checkouts and due dates, renew checkouts and take advantage of other self-service features online or via a mobile app.

See "How do I access my library account...?" on the FAQ page