Special Collections provides standard reference services for scholars, researchers, and family historians who contact the office via telephone, email, or postal service, or who visit in person. Users are encouraged to contact Special Collections prior to research visits. Special Collections complies with the access guidelines of the Society of American Archivists and users are required to follow standard access procedures and complete standard access forms during research visits. For maps of and directions to the Princeton Theological Seminary campus, see Maps and Directions. If you are traveling from a great distance, you may contact Seminary Relations for information regarding local accommodations.
Reference services are available during hours of operation. Scholars who require consultation related to research in one of our collections are invited to submit their inquiries to the appropriate staff subject specialist prior to their visit:
For general information, rare books, personal papers and manuscripts, Seminary archives, Korean Presbyterian Collection, dissertations, and photographs, contact Special Collections, (609) 497-7953
For Karl Barth and Abraham Kuyper Collections, contact Special Collections.
Identification and Registration
To gain access to Special Collections, researchers must present a valid photo I.D. (Student I.D., passport, U.S. driver's license, etc.) and complete a registration form upon arrival. Most rare books and manuscript materials are paged to the William H. Scheide Reading Room.