FAQ

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the library open? Library Hours
  • Where can I find reserve materials and textbooks for my classes?Course Reserves and Textbooks
  • Where can I learn about on-campus, off-campus, mobile, and wireless access to library resources, and see which computers are available in the library? See Computers and More
  • Can I print from my laptop while I am in the library? Yes. See Printing | Information Technology
  • How can I obtain borrowing privileges? Visit the Service Desk in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library and be sure to bring your ID card; see Borrowing Privileges for details.
  • How do I borrow library materials (including reserves)? See Borrowing and Return of Library Materials.
  • May Ph.D. candidates borrow more books than other degree candidates? Yes; degree candidates in programs other than Ph.D. may borrow up to 50 books for a 28 day period. Ph.D. candidates have expanded borrowing privileges. See also: Borrowing Privileges
  • How do I recall a book? If you want or need a book that is charged out to someone else, you may recall it.
  • Can books be renewed? Yes; you may renew items online through your PTS Library Catalog account, but they must be renewed before the actual due date.
  • If I cannot locate a book that should be on the shelf, how do I proceed? Alert library staff at the Service Desk, giving them as much information as possible. A trace will be put on the book and you will be notified when it is located.
  • As a PTS student, may I borrow materials from Princeton University? Yes; as a PTS student, you have the privilege of obtaining a Princeton University library card. Go to the access office in Firestone Library, the main library, with your PTS ID and another form of identification in hand. For more information, see Princeton University Library.
  • As a PTS student, do I have remote access to electronic resources owned by Princeton University? No, nor do our faculty. However, you have access to those resources from within PU libraries.
  • May I borrow materials not available at the PTS Library or the Princeton University Libraries? PTS students, faculty and staff, as well as CTI scholars may use the Princeton Theological Seminary Library's Interlibrary Loan, or ILL, service; see Interlibrary Loan for details. Authorized users may complete the ILL Request Form.
  • What is an Area of Refuge? Areas of refuge are safe places to wait for emergency personnel if you are unable to exit the building during an emergency.
  • Does Princeton Theological Seminary Library have guidelines for personal conduct in the building? Yes; please see the Princeton Theological Seminary Library Code of Conduct.
  • Can I carry my drink with me into the library? Yes, but not your food. Library Food and Beverage Policy
  • Are café hours concurrent with library hours? No. See Brick Café | Princeton Theological Seminary Dining
  • Where is the pencil sharpener located? See Computers and More
  • Approximately, how many volumes does the library currently have? 1.3 million books and microforms

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