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Note: Alumni do not have access to all of the resources available to current students; those available to alumni are listed below.

After you have made this request and received your PTS email address, please contact the Library with any questions.

Research Databases

In an effort to support the lifelong learning of its alumni, Princeton Theological Seminary has negotiated and purchased alumni access to one of the widest and most extensive selections of resources available to alumni from any theological institution.

We do our best to provide ongoing access whenever possible, however, usage statistics do help us with renewal decisions. Be sure to use those resources you value most!

Please note: Alumni do not have access to all of the resources available to current students; those available to alumni are listed below. Descriptions of and links to the resources are on the Welcome, PTS Alumni! (log in) page. Click the link below to log in.

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Biblical Commentaries

  • Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries (Coming soon! October 2021)
  • Calvin's Commentaries
  • Hermeneia Biblical Commentaries
  • International Critical Commentary
  • Luther's Commentaries
  • Oxford Biblical Studies Online

Original Language Resources

  • Brill Ancient Greek Dictionary
  • Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts
  • Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation
  • Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament Online

Reference Works

  • Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (Coming soon! October 2021)
  • Brill Dictionary of Religion
  • Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online
  • Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology
  • Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam THREE
  • Encyclopaedia of Judaism
  • Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an
  • Encyclopedia of Christianity Online
  • Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online
  • New Pauly Online
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: Biblical Studies
  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • Oxford Handbooks in Religion
  • Oxford Reference Center
  • Religion Past and Present
  • Textual History of the Bible Online
  • World Christian Database
  • World Christian Encyclopedia Online
  • World Religion Database


  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
  • Bloomsbury Academic E-Books
  • Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion & Culture
  • Digital Karl Barth Library
  • Luther's Works (The Works of Martin Luther)
  • Mohr Siebeck - Select journals and books
  • Oxford Scholarship Online: Philosophy
  • Oxford Scholarship Online: Religion
  • Project MUSE
  • Twentieth Century Religious Thought--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam

Journal Articles

  • Academic Search Premier (Alumni Edition)
  • AtlaSerials PLUS, Religion Collection
  • Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive
  • Church Missionary Society Periodicals
  • Religion Database (Proquest)

Additional Resources

These Web resources are available to the general public.

Borrowing Privileges

graphic with text For our graduates free lifetime borrowing privileges from the Princeton Theological Seminary Library Stop at the Housing Office after Commencement to get your card!

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library is pleased to offer PTS graduates FREE lifetime borrowing privileges.*

Request an alumni identification card from the Seminary Housing office to borrow:

  • Up to 10 books at a time
  • For a loan period of 28 days, and
  • Renew them up to five times (in person or online).

Borrowing privileges must be renewed yearly.

*For on-site borrowing of physical material only; material cannot be mailed to alumni. At the moment (summer 2021), access to the physical library is limited and unavailable to alumni, but we hope this will change soon.