The Princeton Theological Seminary Library holds one of the world’s most important and respected collections. It is renowned for its depth, continuity, traditional and new technologies, digital resources, and ease of access for church leaders, pastors, scholars, and students worldwide.
Completed in 2013, the Seminary’s new library building features an abundance of natural light, warm cherry wood and plush seating throughout, making it truly one of the best spots on campus for studying.
Featured Collections & Resources
The Charles G. Reigner Reading Room is a popular destination for Christian educators, alumni/ae and students. It offers materials for youth ministry, worship, church year celebrations, adult and youth Bible studies, children’s ministry, multicultural education, and intergenerational programs.
The Special Collections include the Karl Barth Collection, the Abraham Kuyper Collection, Seminary archives, rare books and pamphlets, personal papers, records of organizations, and non-textual materials related to the history of the Presbyterian and Reformed traditions and ecumenical Christianity.
The Digital Collections unit builds and curates digital library collections and creates web-based applications for access and use of those collections. The Library’s flagship digital collection, the Theological Commons, is a digital library of more than 80,000 resources—public domain books, periodicals, audio recordings, and other formats—on theology and religion.
Exhibits and Events
Throughout the year, the Library offers exhibits and talks on religion, culture, and public life. Most exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. Visit library.ptsem.edu to search the collections and to learn more about what Princeton Theological Seminary Library has to offer.
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