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The IT System Status (IT Status) page provides the community a real-time view of the live operational status and availability of Seminary systems and services, including Brightspace and other web-based systems. To receive automatic notifications, select the "Subscribe to Updates" button.

Visit the System Status page (Tip: There's also a link to it in the footer of the Library website.)

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Computers

Login Not Required

First Floor: Four stand-up computers and one accessible workstation – designed for short-term use – located around the columns in the Concourse area.

Use of these computers is limited to meeting a specific need related to the educational materials and services available in the library.

Login Required

Third Floor, Second Floor and Lower Level: Windows-based workstations available for sit-down use. These systems require a login using your Princeton Seminary network account.

Laptop Loaner Program Overview

Laptop loans are solely for Princeton Theological Seminary personnel (current students, faculty, staff and administrators).

Digital Learning and Research Support

Microform Reader/Scanner

There are many ways to save scans (PDFs) from the microform reader/scanner on the 2nd Floor of the library:

  1. Save to your USB key/flash drive
  2. Save to your H: drive (if you have a folder)
  3. Upload to OneDrive
  4. Upload to Dropbox
  5. Upload to Google Drive
  6. Send email using web browser through webmail (Firefox, Chrome)

Instructions for using the microform reader/scanner are located in the microform area on the 2nd Floor.

Mobile-Friendly Library Resources

Tools and Websites

  • BrowZine: A tool, available as a free mobile app and on the Web, for browsing online journals, downloading articles and creating your own bookshelf of favorite titles.
  • Library Website: You are currently on the library website.
  • Mobile versions of the library catalog
  • Online Journal Portal: Browse and search an alphabetical list of all the journal titles to which Princeton Seminary has electronic subscriptions.
  • Research Guides: Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians.
  • Summon: Library search engine that includes records for books, articles, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, videos, music, images, manuscripts, maps, and more.

Digital Collections

  • Guides to Manuscript Collections: A searchable database of over 200 guides to manuscripts located in the Wright Library’s Special Collections.
  • Theological Commons: A digital library of over 150,000 resources on theology and religion. Developed in partnership with the Internet Archive, it contains books, journals, audio recordings, photographs, manuscripts, and other formats dating from 975 C.E. to the present.

Access to Library Resources

To access online library resources (research databases, e-journals, e-books, etc.), you must authenticate. Visit the OpenAthens® page to learn more.

Princeton Seminary Alumni must establish an account through the Help Desk to access a set of e-resources purchased by the library specifically for alumni.

If you do not have a Princeton Seminary email and password, you may find our list of freely available recommended resources helpful.

Visitor access

While inside the Theodore Sedgwick Wright Library building, visitors may access subscription-based library resources with the following credentials: Username: ptsemguest Password: libraryguest1812

Printing

Printing privileges are available to Princeton Seminary students and faculty.* When using the workstations in the library nearest to Library Place (Lower Level, Second Floor, Third Floor), please use the Follow_You_Queue printer connected to those those workstations, This will add the printed job to the online queue.

Settings: Color vs. Black & White

Be sure to manage the print release at the copiers, selecting either color or black & white. Color is the default setting for printing and costs $0.75 per page, while black & white printing is priced at $0.07. Select black & white, if that is what you want.

Princeton Seminary students and faculty can also swipe their Princeton Seminary ID card and release document(s) at the Canon copiers (open area between the Brick Café and Theron Room and Copy Center near the Circulation Desk).

*Those who do not have one are welcome to use our scanners (which are freely available) and a USB flash drive. Scanned and stored data may be printed at the Princeton Public Library (65 Witherspoon Street).

Wireless Printing

Wireless printing is available from your laptop or mobile device. You will need to login with your network ID and password. (See also: IT Knowledgebase article about web printing)

Scanners

Scanning is accessible at either Canon copier location, the First Floor in the Copy Center (left of the Circulation Desk) and in the front of the building (left of the main doors as you enter). Scans can be sent digitally via email or OneDrive.

In addition, flatbed scanners are located on all floors of Wright Library. These units offer easy scanning of book chapters and journal articles with methods of scanning to flash drive, OneDrive, Google Drive and email.

Wireless Access to Library Resources

Princeton Theological Seminary provides wireless Internet, accessible in most public parts of the library building. Library users with their own laptops or tablets may use them to access a wide array of online library resources.

PTS-Guests

To connect to the guest network, with limited access:

  1. Choose PTS-Guests
  2. Open a web browser. You should be automatically directed to a web page to authenticate.
  3. Use the password PTSInternet1812

Once authenticated, you should be able to surf the web, check email, etc.

PTS-Secured-Wireless

To connect to the secured network, with full network access:

  1. Choose PTS-Secured-Wireless.
  2. You will be prompted to log in.* Use your Princeton Seminary network account username and password.

*Mac users may be prompted for a second login; this is your local computer login to accept the changes to your system.