Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the library open? Library Hours
- How can I reserve a room in the library? Students must contact the
Office of Student Life to reserve any room on campus. Princeton Seminary employees
who wish to book a room should use the online master calendar. An alumnus/a or
person outside of the Princeton Seminary community must contact Amy Ehlin, the
director of conferences and hospitality, directly: Amy[dot]Ehlin[at]ptsem[dot]edu or
- Where can I find reserve materials and textbooks for my classes?Course
Reserves and Textbooks
- Where can I learn about on-campus, off-campus, mobile, and wireless access
to library resources, and see which computers are available in the
library? See Computers and More
- Can I print from my laptop while I am in the library? Yes. See Printing
| Information Technology
- How can I obtain borrowing privileges? Visit the
Service Desk in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library and be sure to bring your
ID card; see Borrowing
Privileges for details.
- How do I borrow library materials (including reserves)? See Borrowing and Return of Library
- May Ph.D. candidates borrow more books than other degree candidates?
Yes; degree candidates in programs other than Ph.D. may borrow up to 50
books for a 28 day period. Ph.D. candidates have expanded borrowing privileges. See
- How do I recall a book? If you want or need a book that
is charged out to someone else, you may recall it.
- Can books be renewed? Yes; you may renew items online
through your PTS Library Catalog
account, but they must be renewed before the actual due date.
- If I cannot locate a book that should be on the shelf, how do I
proceed? Alert library staff at the Service Desk, giving them as much
information as possible. A trace will be put on the book and you will be notified
when it is located.
- As a PTS student, may I borrow materials from Princeton University?
Yes; as a PTS student, you have the privilege of obtaining a Princeton
University library card. Go to the access office in Firestone Library, the main
library, with your PTS ID and another form of identification in hand. For more
information, see Princeton
- As a PTS student, do I have remote access to electronic resources owned by
Princeton University? No, nor do our faculty. However, you have access
to those resources from within PU libraries.
- May I borrow materials not available at the PTS Library or the Princeton
University Libraries? PTS students, faculty and staff, as well as CTI
scholars may use the Princeton Theological Seminary Library's Interlibrary Loan, or
ILL, service; see Interlibrary Loan
for details. Authorized users may complete the ILL Request
- What is an Area of Refuge? Areas of refuge
are safe places to wait for emergency personnel if you are unable to exit the
building during an emergency.
- Does Princeton Theological Seminary Library have guidelines for
personal conduct in the building? Yes; please see the Princeton Theological Seminary Library
Code of Conduct.
- Can I carry my drink with me into the library? Yes, but not your
food. Library Food and Beverage Policy
- Are café hours concurrent with library hours? No. See Brick Café |
Princeton Theological Seminary Dining
- Where is the pencil sharpener located? See Computers and More
- Approximately, how many volumes does the library currently
have? 1.3 million books and microforms
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