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Sep 8, 2020

The building may be closed, but we're still here for you.

Did you know? E-books and e-journals are available in the library catalog, https://catalog.ptsem.edu.

What is a library catalog?

Even more electronic resources (i.e.Theological Commons collections, articles, reviews - plus e-books and e-journals) are discoverable in Summon, https://ptsem.summon.serialssolutions.com.

What is Summon?


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Borrowing privileges are only open to current Princeton Seminary students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars at this time. We look forward to welcoming all others back into the building when the public health situation improves. Please check the library website for updates. You can e-mail libcirc@ptsem.edu with any questions about borrowing. See our FAQ for more information.

The Library bookdrop (to the left of the exterior doors) is open, and books may be returned there at any time. Thank you!

Email or call (609) 497-7933

Like to plan ahead? Book an appointment

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Discovery & Web Services

Have question about the library website, catalog (WebPAC), discovery service (Summon), research guides (LibGuides) or how to access a particular resource? Ask the Discovery & Web Services Librarian, https://ptsem.formstack.com/forms/discovery_and_web_services_librarian_contact_form

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Recently purchased online resources

Aug 10, 2020

PsychiatryOnline, "the platform for all American Psychiatric Association Publishing journals, DSM-5®, and bestselling textbooks, as well as APA Practice Guidelines, and continuing medical education," is the most-recently purchased database.

Other recent additions include Sources Chrétiennes Online (Brepols) and Theology & Religion Online (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc).

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Non-Violence Workshop, 1962

Aug 7, 2020

For this #DigitalFridays spotlight comes a series of public lectures given in 1962 at Princeton Theological Seminary as part of a non-violence workshop.

  • Non-Violence as a Means of Ending Racial Segregation
  • A Dilemma in the Non-Violent Movement
  • Non-Violence and National Defense
  • The Theological and Philosophical Basis of Non-Violence

These recordings, from the Princeton Theological Seminary Media Archive, may be found in the Theological Commons digital library at the link below, as well as in the Research Guides and Summon.

Speakers include:

  • James Farmer
  • Bradford Lyttle
  • William Stuart Nelson
  • James Peck
  • Glenn E. Smiley

Three of the four lectures have searchable transcripts in addition to the audio recording.

Library Catalog Migration Project

Jun 16, 2020

The library is in the process of migrating its library catalog from Ex Libris Voyager (in use since 1999) to Ex Libris/Innovative Sierra.

We will continue to deliver essential library services with this new catalog, and look forward to providing you with some important new features.

Celebrate Pride Month

Jun 1, 2020

Explore select reading, including e-books, about gender, identity, queer theology and more for LGBTQ+ Pride Month from the Princeton Theological Seminary Library's collection.

Let us know if you have suggestions of titles to add to this list and/or the library's collection!