Charles G. Reigner Reading Room

Mission, Events and History

The Charles G. Reigner Reading Room, on the Second Floor of the library, is an educational resource center that maintains a wide range of educational materials, including Christian education curricula, CDs, DVDs, filmstrips, slides, videos, games, records, cassettes, and audiovisual materials. The materials are available to Seminary students and faculty, and also available at a yearly fee to church educators throughout the broader Princeton community. Those interested should contact the reading room staff for information about fees and regulations.

Email or call (609) 497-7915

Hours and Borrowing

children's books on display

Reigner is open to the public with staff on hand to help during regular posted hours. Anyone may browse through the collection while in the library.

Students and graduates of Princeton Theological Seminary may borrow materials (check them out for use outside the library) from the collection for free.

If you’re not associated with the Seminary and would like to borrow materials, you can purchase basic borrowing privileges for an annual fee.

Please see Access and Borrowing Policies for more information.

Collections

oversized storybooks on display

Reigner regularly acquires the newest and best materials for a wide range of age groups, from preschool to senior adults. It maintains a diverse collection of books, curricula, audiovisuals, and electronic resources (including CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, audio cassettes, slide sets, videos, posters, pictures, and games) great for:

  • youth ministry
  • worship
  • church year celebrations
  • adult and youth Bible studies
  • children's ministry
  • multicultural education
  • intergenerational programs

NOTE: Curriculum and juvenile books are located in Room 2050; the rest of the Reigner collection is located in the open stacks on the second floor near the microform cabinets.

Curricula

Sunday School and Vacation Bible School (VBS) curricula of all major denominations and publishers are also included in the collection and available for examination and browsing.

Vacation Bible School curricula on display

free e-book from Growing in Grace & Gratitude, the new Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) denominational children's curriculum, is available. Take a look at the full curriculum in the Reigner Reading Room.