Computers and More
On this page: Computers, Laptop Loaner Program, Digital Scholarship Center, Microforms: Saving and Printing, Mobile Access, Off-Campus Access, Printing, Scanners, and Wireless Access.
Note: There is a pencil sharpener in the copy room near the
Service Desk on the first floor of the library.
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- First Floor: There are four stand-up computers on the first floor, located
around the columns in the Concourse.
- Lower Level, Second Floor, and Third Floor: There are wall-mounted iPads
located near the elevator and near the stairwell (caddy corner to the
There are iMacs available for sit-down use on the Third Floor, Second Floor and Lower
Level of the Princeton Theological Seminary Library. These systems require a login using
your PTS network account or a guest account, available at the Service Desk.
The iMacs boot into Windows and OSX - choose the operating system at power on.
Laptop Loaner Program
Laptop and iPad loans are solely for PTS personnel (current students, faculty, staff and
administrators) and Seminary alumni/ae who have an active borrowing card. View the policy.
Digital Scholarship Center
Conveniently located on the lower level of the library's North Wing (Room 0130), the
Digital Scholarship Center is a fully staffed, client supported, technology enabled
facility where students and faculty can experiment, experience and employ the many uses
of new media in theological education. Lab staff will provide introductory instruction
and assistance in the use of lab equipment and software as it pertains to clients’
projects. The lab is a self-paced resource for clients to train and complete multimedia
projects independently. Contact the Digital Scholarship Center
Scholarship Center Hours
Microform Reader/Scanner/Printers: Saving and Printing
There are many ways to save and print scans (PDFs) from the microform
reader/scanner/printers on the 2nd Floor of the library:
- Save to your USB key/flash drive
- Burn to a CD using the Windows 7 built-in burning utility
- Save to your H: drive (if you have a folder)
- Upload to Dropbox
- Upload to SkyDrive
- Upload to Google Drive
- Send email using web browser through webmail (Firefox, IE, Chrome)
- Print to any printer in the library using your swipe card to release the print
Instructions for using the microform reader/scanner/printers are located in the microform
area on the 2nd Floor. These systems require a login using your PTS network account or a
guest account, available at the Service Desk.
Mobile Access to Library Resources
the Princeton Theological Seminary mobile app. Access FindIt!, the PTS
Library's catalog, and other research resources, manage your account and contact PTS
librarians for research questions.
for Apple iOS, Android, Windows phone, and Amazon Kindle. Additional information about
mobile-friendly Library resources is available in our Guide to Mobile Resources.
Off-Campus Access to Library Resources
In order to access library resources, such as research databases and e-journals, from
off-campus, you must authenticate via EZProxy using your PTS network ID and password.
Alumni/ae must establish an account through Advancement in order to access a set of
e-resources purchased by the library specifically for PTS Alumni/ae. Instructions are
available here. If you do not have a PTS username and password, you may wish to see our list
of freely available
When using the iMac workstations in the library (Lower Level, Second Floor, Third Floor;
Library Place (west) side of the building), use the printers closest to those
workstations. These printers print in black/white only. You can also
swipe your PTS ID card and release your document(s) at any of the three printer
locations. If you would like to print in color, select color from the
print menu and proceed to the First Floor Copy Center (near the Service Desk) to swipe
and release your document(s) from the large copier/printers. Wireless printing
is available from your laptop or mobile device. You will need to login with your network
ID and password.
Scanners are located on the First Floor in the Copy Center, on the Lower Level near the
printer at the bottom of Stairway 1 (accessed just beyond the lighted display cases to
the left of the Reference Desk), and on the Third Floor in the wide aisle in the stack
area left off of the elevator. There is also a scanner in the Digital Scholarship Center
(formerly Media Lab) on the Lower Level of the North Wing. Building Guide
Wireless Access to Library Resources
The Princeton Theological Seminary Library provides wireless Internet, which is
accessible in most public parts of the library building. Library users bringing their
own laptops or tablets are able to access to wide array of online library resources.
To connect to the guest network, with limited access, choose PTS-Guest-Wireless. Next,
open a web browser. You should be automatically directed to a web page to authenticate.
Use the name PTSGuest and the password seminaryguest. Once authenticated, you should be
able to surf the web, check email, etc.
To connect to the secured network, with full network access, choose PTS-Secured-Wireless.
You will be prompted to log in; use your PTS network account username and password.
OSX users may be prompted for a second login; this is your local
computer login to accept the changes to your system.