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COVID-19 Response

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Updated 3/30/20

In order to promote the health of our students, employees, and the broader public, the Seminary moved to a state of partial closure Friday, March 20.

While the building remains closed, we’re still here for you in the virtual library!

During the closure, the book drop is closed. We ask that you hold onto your books. You can e-mail libcirc@ptsem.edu to renew your books or ask further questions.

As a reminder, authorized Library users can connect to licensed (and open access) e-resources, including Research Guides, Summon and the Library Catalog, from any location with internet access. Visit the Library home page, Catalogs, About Library Databases, About Online Journals, or Resources for Everyone for more information.

Our thanks to all of our colleagues around the campus coordinating efforts in response to a challenging situation.

We strongly encourage our visitors to follow guidelines by the CDC to prevent the spread of the cold/flu and COVID-19, including staying at home, frequent hand-washing for at least 20 seconds and maintaining the recommended 6 feet guidance for social distancing when you must go out.

Be well.

March 19, 2020

In order to promote the health of our students, employees, and the broader public, the Seminary will move to a state of partial campus closure beginning this Friday, March 20. Until then, the library is open only to those with a valid Princeton Theological Seminary swipe card (Students, Faculty, Staff, & Visiting Scholars).

The Library will close at 4:30pm on Friday, March 20 and will remain closed until further notice. During the closure, the book drop will also be closed. We ask that you hold onto your books. You can e-mail libcirc@ptsem.edu to renew your books or ask further questions.

As a reminder, authorized Library users can connect to licensed (and open access) e-resources, including Research Guides, Summon and the Library Catalog, from any location with internet access. Visit the Library home page, Catalogs, About Library Databases, About Online Journals, or Resources for Everyone for more information.

We have increased custodial care for the Library, and we express our thanks to all those who are providing this heightened custodial care. Our thanks also to all of our colleagues around the campus who are coordinating efforts to respond to a challenging situation.

We strongly encourage our users to follow guidelines by the CDC to prevent the spread of the cold/flu and COVID-19, including frequent hand-washing for at least 20 seconds and maintaining the recommended 6 feet guidance for social distancing while in the Library and elsewhere on campus.

We apologize for any inconvenience that results from our efforts to keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and thank you in advance for your understanding.


March 11, 2020

In response to recent developments in the spread of COVID-19, the Princeton Theological Seminary Library will be open only to those with a valid Princeton Theological Seminary swipe card (Students, Faculty, Staff, & Visiting Scholars). This page will be updated to reflect the latest information on library services, and more information can be found on the Seminary’s main website (Seminary alerts).

We apologize for any inconvenience that results from our efforts to keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and thank you in advance for your understanding.

As a reminder, authorized Library users can connect to licensed (and open access) e-resources, including Research Guides, Summon and the Library Catalog, from any location with internet access. Visit the Library home page, Catalogs, About Library Databases, About Online Journals, or Resources for Everyone for more information.

We have increased custodial care for the Library, and we express our thanks to all those who are providing this heightened custodial care. Our thanks also to all of our colleagues around the campus who are coordinating efforts to respond to a challenging situation.

We strongly encourage our users to follow guidelines by the CDC to prevent the spread of the cold/flu and COVID-19, including frequent hand-washing for at least 20 seconds and maintaining the recommended 6 feet guidance for social distancing while in the Library and elsewhere on campus.