Computers and More


Computers

Login Not Required

 
First Floor: There are four stand-up computers on the first floor, located around the columns in the Concourse.

 
Lower Level, Second Floor, and Third Floor: There are wall-mounted iPads located near the elevator and near the stairwell (caddy corner to the elevator).


Login Required


There are iMacs available for sit-down use on the Third Floor, Second Floor and Lower Level of the Princeton Theological Seminary Library. These systems require a login using your PTS network account or a guest account, available at the Service Desk.

The iMacs boot into Windows and OSX - choose the operating system at power on.


Computer Availability


Laptop Loaner Program

Laptop and iPad loans are solely for PTS personnel (current students, faculty, staff and administrators) and Seminary alumni/ae who have an active borrowing card. View the policy.


Media Lab

Conveniently located on the second floor of the new library, the Media Lab is a fully staffed, client supported, state-of-the-art facility where students and faculty can learn and experience the many uses of new media in theological education. Lab staff will provide introductory instruction and assistance in the use of lab equipment and software as it pertains to the clients’ project. The lab is a self-paced resource for clients to train and complete multimedia projects independently.
Media Lab Hours


Microform Reader/Scanner/Printers: Saving and Printing

There are many ways to save and print scans (PDFs) from the microform reader/scanner/printers on the 2nd Floor of the library:


1. Save to your USB key/flash drive
2. Burn to a CD using the Windows 7 built-in burning utility
3. Save to your H: drive (if you have a folder)
4. Upload to Dropbox
5. Upload to SkyDrive
6. Upload to Google Drive
7. Send email using web browser through webmail (Firefox, IE, Chrome)
8. Print to any printer in the library using your swipe card to release the print job


Instructions for using the microform reader/scanner/printers are located in the microform area on the 2nd Floor. These systems require a login using your PTS network account or a guest account, available at the Service Desk.


Mobile Access to Library Resources

Download the Princeton Theological Seminary mobile app. Access FindIt!, the PTS Library's catalog, and other research resources, manage your account and contact PTS librarians for research questions. View real-time shuttle information, the faculty directory, news, events and more. Available for iOS and Android. Additional information about mobile-friendly Library resources is available in our Guide to Mobile Resources.


Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

In order to access library resources, such as research databases and e-journals, from off-campus, you must authenticate via EZProxy using your PTS network ID and password. Alumni/ae must establish an account through the Alumni/ae portal in order to access a set of e-resources purchased by the Library specifically for PTS Alumni/ae. If you do not have a PTS username and password, you may wish to see our list of freely available recommended resources.


Printing

When using the iMac workstations in the library (Lower Level, Second Floor, Third Floor; Library Place (west) side of the building), use the printers closest to those workstations. These printers print in black/white only. You can also swipe your PTS ID card and release your document(s) at any of the three printer locations. If you would like to print in color, select color from the print menu and proceed to the First Floor Copy Center (near the Service Desk) to swipe and release your document(s) from the large copier/printers. Wireless printing is available from your laptop or mobile device. You will need to login with your network ID and password.


Scanners

Scanners are located on the First Floor in the Copy Center, on the Second Floor in the Media Lab, and on the Third Floor in the wide aisle in the stack area left off of the elevator. Building Guide


Wireless Access to Library Resources

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library provides wireless Internet, which is accessible in most public parts of the library building. Library users bringing their own laptops or tablets are able to access to wide array of online library resources.


PTS-Guest-Wireless


To connect to the guest network, with limited access, choose PTS-Guest-Wireless. Next, open a web browser. You should be automatically directed to a web page to authenticate. Use the name PTSGuest and the password seminaryguest. Once authenticated, you should be able to surf the web, check email, etc.


PTS-Secured-Wireless


To connect to the secured network, with full network access, choose PTS-Secured-Wireless. You will be prompted to log in; use your PTS network account username and password. OSX users may be prompted for a second login; this is your local computer login to accept the changes to your system.