Princeton Theological Seminary Library
The Lobby and Concourse area display cases feature a collection of antiquities from the private collection of Professor James H. Charlesworth, as well as exhibits related to the past presidents of Princeton Seminary, the inauguration of President M. Craig Barnes, new faculty publications, and Dr. Daniel J. Theron, former professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary and a major donor to the new library. The second floor exhibit cases will feature a display containing artifacts representing cultures and religious traditions from around the world, many of them gathered in the earlier part of the 20th century as part of the Zwemer museum on world missions which was located in Stuart Hall from the 1930s through the 1950s. Also on the second floor, the Alumni/ae Room will feature a selection of alumni/ae publications. The third floor exhibit located in the Scholar Commons focuses on “Women in Sacred Song,” featuring rare books and hymnals related to women hymn writers in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.
We are all excited about the new library building, part of Princeton Theological
Campaign. As we continue to enjoy the new area of the building, which opened in
May 2013, the pre-existing north wing of the building is undergoing renovation. These
improvements are expected to take 6-9 months to complete. Also, as the stone work for
the entry tower nears completion beginning on Tuesday September 3rd the construction
team for the project will begin to relocate the staging "lay down" area from the front
of the library to the rear of the building. This will allow for the remaining plaza
pavers and landscape to be installed, along with the clean up of the entire south side.
We anticipate this work to be finished by late September to early October. During this
time the entrance to the library will be the same as it is now, only accessible from the
parking lot (east) side. The mid section of Armstrong Place at the rear of the library
will be closed while the final section of north stone work for the new building
continues. All library parking lots will be accessible from either the Stockton Street
or Library Place driveways. Please use caution when driving or walking near the site.
Please visit the Maps
and Directions page for more information, including shelving locations, as well
as areas with study tables and soft seating options throughout the new building.
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