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Library Hours

Hours

Fall Term Hours

Beginning September 2, 2021

  • Monday–Thursday 8am–9pm (no entry after 8:30pm)
  • Friday 8am–6pm (no entry after 5:30pm)
  • Saturday 9am–5pm (no entry after 4:30pm)
  • Sunday 2pm–6pm (no entry after 5:30pm)

Exceptions

  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8am-12pm (noon)
  • Thursday–Saturday, November 25–27, 2021 CLOSED (Thanksgiving recess)
  • Reading Period and Final Exams (Wednesday, December 8th through Thursday, December 16th):
    • Main Library Open Regular Term Hours (see above)
    • Front of the Library Open for Extended Hours
      • Wednesday, December 8th front of library open 9pm-11pm
      • Thursday, December 9th front of library open 9pm-11pm
      • Friday, December 10th front of library open 6pm-11pm
      • Saturday, December 11th front of library open 5pm-11pm
      • Sunday, December 12th front of library open 6pm-11pm
      • Monday, December 13th–Thursday, December 16th front of library open 9pm-11pm
  • Friday, December 17th 8am-6pm (regular term hours)
  • Saturday, December 18th 9am-5pm (regular term hours)
  • Sunday, December 19th CLOSED
  • Monday, December 20th through Wednesday, December 22nd
    • Monday-Tuesday 8am-6pm
    • Wednesday 8am-4:30pm
  • Thursday, December 23, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022
    The Library will be closed for the Seminary holiday break.

Delayed Opening and Unscheduled Closing Policy

Delayed openings and unscheduled closings of the Seminary include the library building. Recorded messages announcing any closing or delayed opening due to inclement weather will be available on the Seminary’s main phone number: (609) 921-8300.

Access

photo of the Haaga Tower arch at the entrance to Wright Library

Wright Library is open via swipe card to Princeton Seminary students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars. We look forward to welcoming all others back into the building when the public health situation improves.

Swipe into the library using your Seminary ID card and present your ID at the Circulation Desk. The card reader is located to the left of the front doors. Swipe card access will be possible until 30 minutes prior to closing.

Each individual is required to swipe in themselves; do not allow anyone else to enter. At this time, guests of any type are not allowed in the building.

Current Princeton Theological Seminary policy for the library includes wearing masks at all times while in the building.

NOTE: Swipe card access will be possible until 30 minutes prior to closing. The Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the library closes.

Circulation and Reference Services

Borrowing privileges are only open to current Princeton Seminary students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars at this time. We look forward to welcoming all others back into the building when the public health situation improves. Please check the library website for updates. You can e-mail libcirc@ptsem.edu with any questions about borrowing. See our FAQ for more information.

The Library bookdrop (to the left of the exterior doors) is open, and books may be returned there at any time. Thank you!

Reference Service continues to be available. E-mail reference form is available 24/7: https://ptsem.formstack.com/forms/reference_librarian_contact_form

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives remains closed for on-site use during the pandemic. Inquiries and questions related to Special Collections and its holdings may be directed to the Head of Special Collections and Archives. Please expect at least one week for a response from the department.

December 2021

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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2pm-6pm (no entry after 5:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
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8am-9pm (no entry after 8:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
30
8am-9pm (no entry after 8:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
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8am-9pm (no entry after 8:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
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8am-9pm (no entry after 8:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
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8am-6pm (no entry after 5:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
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9am-5pm (no entry after 4:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
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2pm-6pm (no entry after 5:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
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8am-9pm (no entry after 8:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
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8am-9pm (no entry after 8:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
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8am-9pm (no entry after 8:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
Front of library open 9pm-11pm
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8am-9pm (no entry after 8:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
Front of library open 9pm-11pm
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8am-6pm (no entry after 5:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
Front of library open 6pm-11pm
11
9am-5pm (no entry after 4:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
Front of library open 5pm-11pm
12
2pm-6pm (no entry after 5:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
Front of library open 6pm-11pm
13
8am-9pm (no entry after 8:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
Front of library open 9pm-11pm
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8am-9pm (no entry after 8:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
Front of library open 9pm-11pm
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8am-9pm (no entry after 8:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
Front of library open 9pm-11pm
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8am-9pm (no entry after 8:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
Front of library open 9pm-11pm
17
8am-6pm (no entry after 5:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
18
9am-5pm (no entry after 4:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
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CLOSED
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8am-6pm (no entry after 5:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
21
8am-6pm (no entry after 5:30pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
22
8am-4:30pm (no entry after 4pm) open to PTS students, faculty, staff & visiting scholars
23
CLOSED - Christmas-New Year's
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CLOSED - Christmas-New Year's
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CLOSED - Christmas
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CLOSED - Christmas-New Year's
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CLOSED - Christmas-New Year's
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CLOSED - Christmas-New Year's
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CLOSED - Christmas-New Year's
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CLOSED - Christmas-New Year's
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CLOSED - Christmas-New Year's
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CLOSED - New Year's Day