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Weekend downtime for ProQuest e-books

Jan 16, 2019

ProQuest will be performing maintenance on its Ebook Central and LibCentral platforms Saturday, January 19 beginning at 10pm Eastern and lasting approximately 8 hours.

We'll miss you, Bev!

Dec 21, 2018

Beverley Williams, Collection Services Coordinator in the Library, is retiring this year after 33 years of loyal service to Princeton Theological Seminary.

Beverley began her career with the Seminary as the part-time Circulation Assistant while her late husband, Rev. Compton A. Williams, was completing his M.Div. here. She later transitioned to a full-time Serials Assistant and eventually the Collection Services Coordinator, where she continued to be an irreplaceable member of the Library team.

Thanks for sharing your dedication and commitment to the people and mission of Princeton Seminary, Bev! We'll miss you!

photo of Bev

Library closed December 22-January 1

Dec 19, 2018

We'll be closing early on Friday, December 21 and will reopen Wednesday morning, January 2, 2019.

Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year to you all!

Merry Christmas from the Princeton Theological Seminary Library

Digital Archivist earns Digital Archives Specialist Certificate

Dec 12, 2018

Congratulations to Digital Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Trish Goodall, who was recognized by the Society of American Archivists this month for achieving the Digital Archives Specialist Certificate. Trish is one of only 415 people to have earned this certificate since the program started in 2011!

Advent and Christmas Suggested Reading

Dec 3, 2018

Enter this season of Advent with some scholarly and devotional reading.

Reading week, final exams and the library

Dec 3, 2018

Interlibrary Loan Service Suspended

Interlibrary loan service will be suspended December 6, 2018 through January 2, 2019. Service resumes January 3, 2019.

Extended Hours

The library will be open extended hours December 11-20. Some of those hours will be swipe card access only. Details are posted on the library hours page.

Use of rooms in the library will be limited to Princeton Seminary students during the reading week/exam period, December 11-21.

Native American Heritage Month

Nov 1, 2018

Browse and borrow books from the circulating collection in the open display on the Concourse for the month of November, and visit the link below for more information.

graphic for Native American Heritage Month

Book talk: Freedom Notes: Reflections on Faith, Justice, and the Possibility of Democracy

Oct 26, 2018

On Tuesday, November 27, alumnus Rev. Andrew Wilkes will discuss his book Freedom Notes: Reflections on Faith, Justice, and the Possibility of Democracy. He will be joined in conversation by Professors Keri L. Day and Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.

The event is co-sponsored by the Princeton Theological Seminary Library and the Religion & Society program at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Daniel J. Theron Room, Princeton Theological Seminary Library. We hope to see you there!

The Archives of Princeton Theological Seminary

Oct 19, 2018

Curious about people and events in Princeton Theological Seminary's history? Make an appointment to visit Special Collections and ask an archivist!

Explore the archives to learn about student groups, like the Society of Inquiry (an early 19th c. student group that debated various questions*), as well as past presidents, faculty, individual alumni and both official and unofficial campus organizations.

*There's a print copy of the finding aid in the reference collection: REF BV4070 .P789.

Alexander Hall

Celebrate Theological Libraries Month

Oct 1, 2018

October is Theological Libraries Month and once again we're joining the American Theological Library Association's celebration with book spine poetry and a faculty book raffle!

Create your own book spine poems using books from the library, share them on Twitter or Facebook,* and include @YourATLA with #TLM2018 for a chance to win the American Theological Library Association contest. Four winners will receive a $25 digital Amazon gift card.

Wondering what a book spine poem might look like? Here's an example by Marcus Hong (Ph.D. candidate) from a few years ago.

*If you're not on either platform, follow the "Book Spine Poetry Contest - Official Rules" link below for alternative means of participating.

This year the Weekly Faculty Book Raffle includes: Making Faithful Decisions at the End of Life by Nancy J. Duff; Finding Ourselves Lost: Ministry in the Age of Overwhelm by Robert C. Dykstra; Faith of Our Mothers, Living Still by Abigail Rian Evans and Katharine Doob Sakenfeld; and Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life: A New Conversation by Jacqueline E. Lapsley, et al.