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Library hours and Memorial Day

May 7, 2018

From Tuesday, May 8-June 30, 2018, the Princeton Theological Seminary Library will be open on an early-summer schedule. On Monday, May 28, 2018, Princeton Theological Seminary - including the Library - will be closed for Memorial Day.

New Online Resources: Credo Reference e-books and more dissertations

May 3, 2018

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library is pleased to announce the addition of ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection and several Credo Reference e-books to the collection.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection includes millions of searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.

Credo Reference e-books:

  • Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible
  • Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics
  • Encyclopedia of Protestantism
  • IVP Bible Dictionary Series: Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
  • IVP Bible Dictionary Series: Dictionary of New Testament Background
  • IVP Bible Dictionary Series: Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • IVP Bible Dictionary Series: Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Development
  • IVP Bible Dictionary Series: Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
  • IVP Bible Dictionary Series: Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch
  • IVP Bible Dictionary Series: Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets
  • IVP Bible Dictionary Series: Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry, Writings


Attention graduating and returning students

Apr 24, 2018

To all returning Masters students:

  • Library accounts are renewed yearly.
  • Please stop by the Circulation Desk to update your library card before leaving for the summer.
  • Renewing your record will allow you to renew books online if you are not on campus over the summer.

To all returning PhD students:

You will be receiving an email regarding your library account sometime in early May. Stay tuned.

**All graduating students**

All borrowed library material, regardless of the stamped due date, must be returned and all library records must be cleared by noon on Tuesday, May 8.

Even though your books may be stamped with a different date, the earlier you return them, the easier it will be for us to clear your records.

A list of students with outstanding fines and/or fees for lost books will be sent to the Bursar’s Office at noon on Thursday, May 10.

Please bear in mind that the Business Office requires a clean slate at Firestone Library as well.

To assist you in identifying those materials which you have charged out and any fines that must be paid, we suggest that you check your library record via the OPAC (Library Catalog) as soon as possible.

You may also ask for a printout of charged items at the Service Desk.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send your emails to:

Susan Britt

Head of Circulation Services

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Recently purchased: The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament Online (Brill)

Apr 23, 2018

While trial access to Government, Politics and Law (HeinOnline) continues, the Library has decided to purchase access to The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament Online (Brill).

New faculty book: Bible and ethics in the Christian life : a new conversation

Apr 19, 2018

Soon-to-be Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs Prof. Jacq Lapsley's newest book, Bible and ethics in the Christian life : a new conversation, is now available at the library.

A copy has been placed in the New Faculty Books display. 

Library hours, April 24-May 7

Apr 18, 2018

Library hours will be extended for the Seminary community during reading week and final exams. Late night hours will be swipe-card access only.

Metadata Librarian as (Co-)Author

Apr 17, 2018

Christine (Chris) Schwartz, our Metadata Librarian and XML Database Administrator, recently co-authored a new monograph (book) with Timothy W. Cole and Myung-Ja (MJ) K. Han for ALA Editions: Coding with XML for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XSD, XSLT, and XQuery (an ALCTS Monograph). ALCTS stands for Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. Congratulations, Chris!

Youth Ministry - Selected reading

Apr 4, 2018

As the Institute for Youth Ministry prepares for the Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry later this month, we've put a selection of youth ministry titles on display near the new books shelves.

Come browse and borrow! 

Holy Week Reading and Library Hours

Mar 28, 2018

Please note these upcoming exceptions to regular library hours:

  • Thursday, March 29 8am-6pm (early closing for Holy Thursday)
  • Friday, March 30 CLOSED (Good Friday)
  • Sunday, April 1 CLOSED (Easter Sunday)

If you haven't browsed our suggested reading list for Holy Week and Easter recently, please follow the link below. Blessings to you in this season!

graphic for Holy Week: palm branches, bread and cup, handmade Last Supper set from Cameroon

Database Trial: The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament Online (Brill)

Mar 23, 2018

Trial runs until April 22, 2018. The dictionary contains the complete vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible, extended with variants from the Oriental and Samaritan textual traditions, the Ben Sira fragments, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.