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Visiting the Library

Renowned for the depth and continuity of its collection, Wright Library attracts visitors from around the corner and around the world.

Wright Library reopened to the general public on March 14, 2022.

For individuals applying for Visiting Scholar status, that application process is through the Office of the President.

In Person Visitors

In-person visitors can access all library collections, physical and electronic (e-books, e-journals, etc.).

To access licensed e-content, log in with the OpenAthens account details on the desktop background of the computers on the Library Concourse.

To borrow physical materials, purchase borrowing privileges at the Circulation Desk.

Online Visitors

Online visitors may use all open access digital resources, including Wright Library's Theological Commons digital library.


We welcome visitors to 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, you may park along Mercer Street, Library Place, Stockton Street, or 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 Princeton Seminary parking permits (or temporary permits issued for specific events) are subject to ticketing.

For general parking information, please see “Visitor Parking” section of the Public Safety website.

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