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IT Status

The IT System Status (IT Status) page provides the community a real-time view of the live operational status and availability of Seminary systems and services, including Blackboard and other web-based systems. To receive automatic notifications, select the "Subscribe to Updates" button.

Visit the System Status page (Tip: There's also a link to it in the footer of the Library website.)

For more about technology at Princeton Theological Seminary, visit Information Technology and follow @ptstechnology on Twitter.

Note: There is a pencil sharpener in the copy room near the Circulation Desk on the First Floor of the library.

Computers

Login Not Required

  • First Floor: There are four stand-up computers – designed for short-term use – located around the columns in the Concourse area. Use of these computers is limited to meeting a specific need related to the educational materials and services available in the library.
  • Lower Level, Second Floor, and Third Floor: There are wall-mounted iPads located near the elevator and near the stairwell caddy corner to the elevator.

Login Required

There are iMacs available for sit-down use on the Third Floor, Second Floor and Lower Level of the Princeton Theological Seminary Library. These systems require a login using your PTS network account.

The iMacs boot into Windows and OSX - choose the operating system at power on.

Laptop and iPad Loaner Program Overview

Laptop and iPad loans are solely for Princeton Theological Seminary personnel (current students, faculty, staff and administrators) and alumni who have an active borrowing card.

Digital Media Lab Overview

More about the Digital Media Lab

Microform Reader/Scanner/Printers: Saving and Printing

There are many ways to save and print scans (PDFs) from the microform reader/scanner/printers on the 2nd Floor of the library:

  1. Save to your USB key/flash drive
  2. Burn to a CD using the Windows 7 built-in burning utility
  3. Save to your H: drive (if you have a folder)
  4. Upload to Dropbox
  5. Upload to SkyDrive
  6. Upload to Google Drive
  7. Send email using web browser through webmail (Firefox, IE, Chrome)
  8. Print to any printer in the library using your swipe card to release the print job

Instructions for using the microform reader/scanner/printers are located in the microform area on the 2nd Floor. These systems require a login using your PTS network account, or a limited number of guest accounts (available at the Circulation Desk).

Mobile-Friendly Library Resources

Tools and Websites

  • BrowZine: A tool, available as a free mobile app and on the Web, for browsing online journals, downloading articles and creating your own bookshelf of favorite titles.
  • Library Website: You are currently on the library website.
  • Online Journal Portal: Browse and search an alphabetical list of all the journal titles to which Princeton Seminary has electronic subscriptions.
  • Research Guides: Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians.
  • Summon: Library search engine that includes records for books, articles, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, videos, music, images, manuscripts, maps, and more.

Digital Collections

  • Guides to Manuscript Collections: A searchable database of over 200 guides to manuscripts located in Princeton Theological Seminary Library’s Special Collections.
  • Theological Commons: A digital library of books on theology and religion. Developed in partnership with the Internet Archive, the Theological Commons provides free, global access to over 110,000 volumes, all fully searchable and readable online.

Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

To access online library resources (research databases, e-journals, e-books, etc.) from off-campus, you must authenticate using your PTS network ID and password.

PTS Alumni must establish an account through the Help Desk to access a set of e-resources purchased by the library specifically for alumni.

If you do not have a PTS username and password, you may find our list of freely available recommended resources helpful.

Printing

Printing privileges are available to persons with an active PTS network ID.* When using the iMac workstations in the library (Lower Level, Second Floor, Third Floor; Library Place (west) side of the building), use the printers closest to those workstations. These printers print in black/white only. You can also swipe your PTS ID card and release your document(s) at any of the three printer locations.

Color Printing

If you would like to print in color, select Color from the print menu and proceed to the First Floor Copy Center (near the Circulation Desk) to swipe and release your document(s) from the large copier/printers.

Wireless Printing

Wireless printing is available from your laptop or mobile device. You will need to login with your network ID and password.

*Those who do not have one are welcome to use our scanners (which are freely available) and a USB flash drive. Scanned and stored data may be printed at the Princeton Public Library (65 Witherspoon Street).

Scanners

Scanners are located on the First Floor in the Copy Center, on the Lower Level near the printer at the bottom of Stairway 1 (accessed just beyond the lighted display cases to the left of the Reference Desk), on the Second Floor in the North Gallery outside Special Collections, and on the Third Floor in the wide aisle in the stack area left off of the elevator.

Wireless Access to Library Resources

Princeton Theological Seminary provides wireless Internet, accessible in most public parts of the library building. Library users with their own laptops or tablets may use them to access a wide array of online library resources.

PTS Guests

To connect to the guest network, with limited access:

  1. Choose PTS-Guest-Wireless
  2. Open a web browser. You should be automatically directed to a web page to authenticate.
  3. Use the password internet1812

Once authenticated, you should be able to surf the web, check email, etc.

PTS-Secured-Wireless

To connect to the secured network, with full network access:

  1. Choose PTS-Secured-Wireless.
  2. You will be prompted to log in.* Use your PTS network account username and password.

*OSX users may be prompted for a second login; this is your local computer login to accept the changes to your system.