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Winter Break

Dec 22, 2021

Wright Library closes at noon on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 and will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022. Have a safe and joyful break and we'll see you in the new year!

New Faculty Book: What makes a church sacred?

Nov 22, 2021

What makes a church sacred? : legal and ritual perspectives from late antiquity by Assistant Prof. Mary Farag is now available in the library collection.

Call Number: BR166 .F37 2021
ISBN: 9780520382008
Publication Date: 2021-11-02

An open access e-book version is also available.

Caught between Justice and Mercy: The Sacred in Late Antiquity (UC Press blog post about the book)

Database Trial: Tillich Online (TILLO)

Nov 8, 2021

Wright Library is pleased to provide trial access to Tillich Online for Princeton Seminary students, faculty and staff.

Tillich Online (TILLO) from De Gruyter is the first bilingual database of the entire work of German-American theologian Paul Tillich (1886–1965) documents the Gesammelte Werke (Collected Works) and the Ergänzungs- und Nachlassbände (Supplementary and Literary Estate Volumes).

Trial access ends 12/3/21.

Native American Heritage Month

Nov 2, 2021

November is Native American Heritage Month.

Browse a curated bibliography of selected titles from the Wright Library collection and find material in Cherokee, Delaware, Navajo, Ojibwa and other languages in the Theological Commons.

You'll also find links to the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries & Museums, and more.

graphic for Native American Heritage Month

Princeton Seminary Names Library After Theodore Sedgwick Wright

Oct 18, 2021

On October 13, 2021, Princeton Theological Seminary held a library dedication service to name the library after Theodore Sedgwick Wright, (Class of 1828).

Rev. Wright was the first African American to graduate from Princeton Theological Seminary. He served as the pastor of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church of New York City (formerly First Colored Presbyterian Church of New York City) from 1829 until his death in 1847. Wright was one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society and served as chair of the New York Vigilance Committee, which worked to prevent the kidnapping of free African Americans.

Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries and Dictionary

Oct 13, 2021

This just in! The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries and Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary have been added to the library's online offerings. They are available on Bloomsbury's Theology and Religion Online platform.

PhD Studies at Princeton Seminary

Sep 29, 2021

Join the Office of Admissions for a conversation with collection development librarian Dr. Jeremy Wallace and other members of the Princeton Seminary community to learn more about the doctoral program at PTS, Tuesday, October 5 at 6pm. Registration required.

Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Sep 15, 2021

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept 15-Oct 15:


La Colección Latinoamericana en el Seminario Teológico de Princeton cuenta con más de 28,000 libros en publicaciones periódicas españolas y portuguesas y 1,300 publicaciones periódicas apoyan la enseñanza y la investigación en la cultura religiosa de América Latina.

La Biblioteca del Seminario Teológico de Princeton es una de un número pequeño de bibliotecas en los Estados Unidos para mantener la Colección CIDOC: La historia de la religiosidad en América Latina, ca 1830-1970, un conjunto significativo de fuentes primarias en micro formato basado en la colección iniciada por Ivan Illich en el Centro Intercultural de Documentación (CIDOC) Biblioteca de Cuernavaca.

Publicaciones Destacadas

Explore esta colección y más en la bibliografía seleccionada.


The Latin America Collection at Princeton Theological Seminary comprises over 28,000 books in Spanish and Portuguese and 1,300 periodicals supporting instruction and research in Latin American religious culture.

Princeton Theological Seminary Library is one of a small number of libraries in the United States to hold the CIDOC Collection: The History of Religiosity in Latin America, ca 1830-1970, a significant set of primary sources in microform based on the collection begun by Ivan Illich at the Center for Intercultural Documentation (CIDOC) Library of Cuernavaca.

Featured Publications

Princeton Seminary history and #DigitalFridays

Aug 20, 2021

You might have known about The Princeton Seminary Bulletin and Koinonia, which are both academic journals in the extensive Princeton Theological Seminary Journals collection.

Did you know that beloved Princeton Seminary institutional publications like the Wineskin and inSpire are there, too?

Here's the list of those publications, which are full of Seminary history:

  • Catalogue of Princeton Theological Seminary (1859–1977)
  • Necrological Reports and Annual Proceedings of the Alumni Association (1875–1932)
  • Biographical Catalogue of Princeton Theological Seminary (published 1933–1955; covers 1815–1954)
  • The Princeton Seminarian (1950–1963; includes The Princeton Seminarian and The Seminarian; continued by Viewpoint and Wineskin)
  • The Spire (1951–1994; includes The Spire and The Princeton Spire)
  • Alumni/ae News (1960–1994; includes Alumni News and Alumni/ae News)
  • Viewpoint (1963–1983; continues The Seminarian; continued by Sitz im Leben)
  • Wineskin (1964–2006; continues The Seminarian)
  • Sitz im Leben (1983–1989; continues Viewpoint; continued by Testament)
  • Testament (1989–2012; continues Sitz im Leben)
  • inSpire (1995–2011; merges The Princeton Spire and Alumni/ae News)
Also, returning to The Princeton Seminary Bulletin, you can find all the issues from 1907 to 2017, including this one (which we're spotlighting for #DigitalFridays today on the Library's social media accounts) and articles from these publications in Theological Commons and Summon.

Titles not listed above include: Biblical Repertory (1825–1829), The Biblical Repertory and Theological Review (1830–1836), The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review (1837–1871), The Presbyterian Quarterly and Princeton Review (1872–1877), The Princeton Review (1878–1884), The Presbyterian Review (1880–1889), The New Princeton Review (1886–1888), The Presbyterian and Reformed Review (1890–1902), The Princeton Theological Review (1903–1929), The Princeton Seminary Bulletin (1907–2017), Theology Today - hosted at Sage Journals - (1944–present), Koinonia: Princeton Theological Seminary Graduate Forum (1989–2011), and Studies in Reformed Theology and History (1993–2005).

Lenox House

Aug 3, 2021

The library was unaffected by the fire today at Lenox House. The library remains open to the Seminary community. Please check protocols and operation hours before arriving.

For more information about the fire, please read this statement.