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Admissions Virtual Open House, April 22

Apr 8, 2021

You are invited to attend a virtual open house session to ask questions, learn more about Princeton Theological Seminary’s degree programs, and meet admissions representatives. Open house sessions are held on Thursdays for 60 minutes. See you soon!

On April 22, 2021, the topic will be “Learn More About the Princeton Seminary Library

There is no cost for this event but registration is required.

Follow the link below for more information including the link to register for the event.

Exterior of the Princeton Theological Seminary Library

Library Curbside Service Expands

Mar 26, 2021

End-of-semester expansion for PTS faculty, students, and staff

To support end-of semester research needs, the Library is pleased to offer an expanded curbside pickup schedule, with the addition of Monday pick-up at CRW for the month of April.

All days and locations of curbside service are open to students, faculty and staff. Members of the PTS community may request up to 20 books per week through curbside service.


All book requests (including title, author, and call number) that are emailed to by 12 pm on the appropriate day (see schedule below) will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis for that week. Please specify your preferred pick up day to avoid confusion, and also sign your e-mail with your name and program.

The Library aims to meet requests in as timely a manner as possible. If book request demand is higher than staff capacity, requests will flow to the top of the line for the next service date. Those requesting library materials will receive a notice from the Circulation Department regarding what books have been checked out to you.


Books must be picked up within the hours listed and by the person whose library account is charged. PTS IDs will be required as proof of identity. Please come prepared to pick up your library materials wearing face masks and following all social distancing and other PTS health and wellness procedures. Any requests not picked up during the planned pickup time will be held for one week unless requested by another person.


Library material may be returned to the building book drop at the front of the Library, or during the Wednesday pickup time at CRW. The CRW location is the Charlotte Newcombe (CN) Center located at 400 Emmons Drive.

Request and Pickup Details:

Mondays during April — pickup at CRW (CN building) any time between 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Submit requests to by FRIDAY at noon. *except for the first week: those requests must be submitted by THURSDAY, APRIL 1 at noon due to the Good Friday holiday

Wednesday — pickup at CRW (CN building) any time between 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Submit requests to by MONDAY at noon.

Thursday — pickup at the Library (loading dock) any time between 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Submit requests to by TUESDAY at noon.

Friday — pickup at the Library (loading dock) any time between 10 am -12:30 pm

Submit requests to by WEDNESDAY at noon.

Black Life in America, Series 1 and 2

Mar 26, 2021

New Database

Black Life in America, Series 1 and 2 (Readex/Newsbank), the Library's most recent purchase, presents the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today, through more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications.

New York Times and the Washington Post

Mar 3, 2021

Here's the scoop: Our subscription to The New York Times remains active. To pick up or renew your academic pass, follow the instructions in the guide linked below.

The Washington Post discontinued its complimentary access for students and faculty in 2018 and is instead offering a $1/month subscription students and teachers. No institutional subscription is possible.

Women's History Month: Selected Reading

Mar 1, 2021

Explore recommended titles, research databases, theses, links and more in celebration of Women's History Month.

New e-books by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, 2021 MLK Lecturer

Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University, will give The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture at Princeton Theological Seminary live on YouTube, Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7pm.

Find Hill's recent publications Except for Palestine : The Limits of Progressive Politics (2021), written with co-author Mitchell Plitnick, and We Still Here : Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility (2020) in Ebook Central. (Login required)

Records for these new e-books will be added to the library catalog and Summon.

Database Trial: Black Life in America, Series 1 and 2

Feb 17, 2021

Black Life in America, Series 1 and 2 (Readex/Newsbank)

The content in this database is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications and presents the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

Trial runs until March 7, 2021

Share your feedback about these trial resources with the Collection Development Librarian

Library website downtime

Feb 5, 2021

In order to complete some maintenance work, the library website,, may be unavailable for 1-2 hours on Monday, February 8, 2021 beginning at 6pm EST.

While the work is in progress, please use the links below to access individual tools, or visit an archived version of the site at

New Faculty Book: Sunday's Sermon for Monday's World

Feb 4, 2021

Sunday's Sermon for Monday's World: preaching to shape daring witness by Prof. Sally A. Brown is available in the library collection.

Call Number: BV4211.3 .B763 2020
ISBN: 9780802871121
Publication Date: 2020-04-07

Also available as an e-book

"What can preachers do to help congregants navigate everyday life with the courage, imagination, and savvy it takes to testify in action and word to God's mercy and justice? Christianity's witness depends on credible Christian lives carried out in ordinary settings of everyday life. Sunday's Sermon for Monday's World helps preachers design sermons that equip believers to act with improvisational, creative courage in the ordinary settings of their Monday-to-Saturday lives. How can we who preach inspire the "ordinary prophets" of our time--those who, in Christ's name, will act in great or small ways as agents of redemptive interruption? Sally A. Brown, with her extensive experience both in parish ministry and training others for ministry, shares preaching strategies that equip these ordinary prophets to take daring action."

Trial access to Brill databases, February 2021

Feb 1, 2021

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library has secured trial access to the following Brill databases for the month of February:

Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek

This dictionary is the English translation of Franco Montanari’s Vocabolario della Lingua Greca. With an established reputation as the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek, it brings together 140,000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources of the archaic period up to the 6th Century CE, and occasionally beyond.

Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online

From Europe to America to the Middle East, North Africa and other non-European Jewish settlement areas the Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture covers the recent history of the Jews from 1750 until the 1950s.

Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur

Von Europa über Amerika bis zum Vorderen Orient, Nordafrika und anderen außereuropäischen jüdischen Siedlungsräumen erschließt die Enzyklopädie die neuere Geschichte der Juden von 1750 bis 1950. Die Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur Online basiert auf der gedruckten Ausgabe Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur von J.B. Metzler Verlag (2011–2015), herausgegeben von Dan Diner.

Trials run through March 1, 2021