About the Library
The Princeton Theological Seminary Library strengthens teaching, inspires
learning, broadens access, fosters research, embraces change, and advances and
The Princeton Theological Seminary Library serves Princeton Theological Seminary,
Princeton University, and wider communities of students, pastors, and scholars.
Shaped by two centuries of development, the Princeton Theological Seminary Library:
- Embraces its role at the intersection of the theological record and the community of
- Continues Princeton Seminary's commitment to build collections of depth, and
- Promotes an environment of broad access to the theological heritage.
The Princeton Theological Seminary Library collection offers substantial
resources for theological study and research at all levels.
In addition to circulating and periodical collections, the Princeton Theological Seminary
Library contains the Reigner Reading Room, which houses
educational materials and religious curriculum materials to support church ministry; Special
Collections, including the Karl Barth research collection and the Abraham Kuyper
collection of Dutch Reformed Protestantism; and a growing number of Digital Collections,
including the Theological
The Library currently receives thousands of journals, annual reports of church bodies and
learned societies, bulletins, transactions, and periodically issued indices, abstracts,
Among the collections are valuable portions of the libraries of Dr. Ashbel Green,
Professor John Breckenridge, Dr. William Buell Sprague, Mr. Samuel Agnew, Professor J.
Addison Alexander, Dr. John M. Krebs, Dr. Alexander Balloch Grosart, Professor William
Henry Green, Professor Samuel Miller, Professor Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield, Mr.
James Tanis, and Dr. Louis F. Benson.
Primary sources are represented both by original early editions or reprints and by modern
More about the collection
A series of policies governing
the use of our collections allows us to balance accessibility with accountability.
See also — Visiting the Library