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Introducing OpenAthens®

OpenAthens® is a single sign-on authentication service that enables access to subscription-based electronic resources both on and off campus.

Once you login to one subscription-based library resource via OpenAthens, you won’t need to log in again to use others, unless you close your browser.

Authentication via an OpenAthens session lasts for 8 hours.

Logging In

Users with a Princeton Theological Seminary email address (including official Visiting Scholars), please select "Please sign in with your seminary email" when prompted.

Alumni, if you have not yet contacted the IT Help Desk to request access to the resources available to alumni, please do so. You can find contact information and more details on the Princeton Seminary Alumni page.

Visitors, please select "Sign in with an OpenAthens account" when prompted. The username and password can be found on the desktop background of the computers on the Library Concourse (e.g. first floor between the Circulation Desk and Reference Desk).

Screenshot of the "Choose how to sign in" window
  • Login with your email address (e.g. and password, just like students, staff and faculty do when using Microsoft Office 365.
  • Another option On many publisher/provider platforms, you can look for a login button, click it and use the "find your organization" box to search for Princeton Theological Seminary. After you select Princeton Theological Seminary, you'll be prompted to login with your Princeton Seminary email and password. If you are asked to select a federation when logging in, please select OpenAthens Federation.
  • You will be prompted to login even when inside the library.
  • OpenAthens is a “gateway” service to facilitate access to publisher content. It does not include any content of its own.

Browser Extensions

LibKey Nomad and Lean Library (free) browser extensions increase seamless access to valuable research.

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