Library Collections

Library Collections

Collections by Type

Digital Collections

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library's Digital Collections are open access and include the Theological Commons, a digital library of historical materials related to theology and religion. Other digital collections include: Guides to the library’s manuscript collections, the Abraham Kuyper Bibliography, the Digital Library of Abraham Kuyper, Princeton Lectures on Youth, Church and Culture, and a digitized collection of Princeton Seminary Journals.

Other projects are in progress.

General Collections

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library's General Collections consist of the Circulating Collection, a collection of Latin American periodicals, the Reigner Reading Room (Christian Education), the Periodical Collection (journals), the Reference Collection, and the Reserve Collection.

Special Collections

Special Collections at the Princeton Theological Seminary Library comprise more than 75,000 printed works and over 5,175 linear feet of archival and manuscript material. Major collections include the Seminary archives, rare books and pamphlets, personal papers, records of organizations, research collections, and non-textual materials related to the history of the Presbyterian and Reformed traditions and ecumenical Christianity.

Particular strengths of Special Collections are its documentation of the Seminary’s history, including works by and about Seminary faculty; American Presbyterianism; English and American Puritanism; Presbyterian missions; hymnology; works by and about Reformed theologians Karl Barth and Abraham Kuyper; and the history of Presbyterians in Korea.

Search Tools

Library Catalogs

Looking for a book? Search the Princeton Theological Seminary Library catalog, Princeton University Libraries catalog or multiple libraries’ catalogs (WorldCat) to identify items to borrow: books, journals, DVDs, etc.

Online Journals

Looking for an article? Use BrowZine to browse journal titles, Databases A-Z to search within a library resource, or Summon Search* to search multiple library resources at the same time. *What is Summon Search?

Library Exhibits

A showcase for curated resources in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library

Collection Development Policy

A set of guidelines for collection development at the Princeton Theological Seminary Library