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Traffic Updates

Beginning Wednesday, November 6, 2019, the Alexander Road Bridge at D&R Canal will be closed for approximately six months. (Planned end date, April 20, 2020)

Those visiting campus during this period will need to use an alternate route, such as Washington Road, Mercer Road, or Harrison Street.

Visit Campus Construction and Traffic Updates for more information.


Street Address

Princeton Theological Seminary Library, 25 Library Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

Use for visiting the Library yourself and for package delivery (UPS, FedEx, etc.)

Mailing Address

Princeton Theological Seminary
P.O. Box 821
Princeton, NJ 08542 USA

Use for sending mail via US Postal Service




Visitors to the library, including persons who have purchased library cards, may park in one of the 10 identified visitor spaces along the hedgerow in the Library Lot without a special permit.

If those spaces are occupied, additional parking is available outside the Library Lot: along Mercer Street, Library Place, Stockton Street, and in the municipal lot next-door (metered parking).

The Library Lot is monitored. Vehicles parked in non-visitor spaces within the Library Lot without valid, current PTS parking permits (or temporary permits issued for specific events) are subject to ticketing.

General parking information is available on the Security website:

Locations in the Library

Self-Guided Library Tour

Study Spaces in the Library

Reference Desk

Reference Desk

Available during posted hours, the Reference Desk is located on the first floor opposite the Circulation Desk. Use the Ask the Reference Librarian form to submit online requests for information.

The Reference Librarian provides individual reference and research assistance and often instructs Seminary classes on the use of research tools.

Interlibrary loan requests made by members of the Seminary community are also handled by the Reference Librarian.

Shelving Locations

Books in the C-E call number range are moving from the 2nd floor to the Lower Level of the library. What are call numbers?

Student browsing books in the stacks
  • Reference B–BR, First Floor balcony
  • Reference BS–Z, Lower Level
  • Reference 2, A–Z, Lower Level
  • Main Stacks A–BT587, Third Floor
  • Main Stacks BT590–BX, Second Floor
  • Main Stacks C–Z, Lower Level
  • Current Periodicals (A-J), Periodical Reading Room, First Floor, North Wing (shelved by title)
  • Current Periodicals (K-Z), Lower Level, adjacent to the Iain R. Torrance Atrium (shelved by title)
  • Bound Periodicals, Lower Level (shelved by call number)
  • Folios, Lower Level
  • Media, Second Floor
  • New Books, First Floor
  • Reigner Collection, Second Floor
  • Microforms, Second Floor

Map of shelving locations by floor

Shelving locations for library materials by floor, updated August 14, 2019

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Classroom Locations (temporary)

While renovations are completed on Stuart Hall, several spaces in the library will be used as classrooms.

Map of classroom locations by floor

Temporary classroom locations by floor, updated August 14, 2019

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Selected additional locations ***


  • Lower Level
  • Second Floor
  • Third Floor
Student working at a computer workstation

First Floor

Student using flatbed scanner in the Copy and Scan Center

Lower Level

Second Floor

Students reading in the Alumni Room

Third Floor

***Study tables and soft seating options abound on all floors, including (but not limited to) those marked (*) above. Restrooms and water fountains are also located on each floor.