Guidelines for the Use of Materials
NOTE: You will be required to sign a copy of these guidelines as part of
the registration process.
Rules for the Use of the Collections
Special Collections, Princeton Theological
Reading room privileges are granted subject to the following conditions,
intended to protect collections and to ensure their preservation for
- Keep documents in their existing order.
- Photo ID must be presented.
- Sign in daily at the register.
- Only pencils (not pens), laptop computers (not cases), and cameras are
allowed in the reading room. Pencils may be borrowed from the front
- Stop for inspection on departure.
Security: The reading room and other areas are monitored to
prevent theft or misuse of collections.
Access to a collection or publication may be restricted in agreement with the
donor or because it is in an exhibit, or is awaiting processing or
Researchers must secure written permission from the director of special
collections to publish (including on a webpage) materials in our
collections. In many cases the Seminary does not own literary or artistic
rights and the researcher may have to obtain permission from other sources