General Collections - Wright Library

General Collections


Wright 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.

Circulating Collection

Circulating Collection

Latin American Periodicals

HTI 2000–2001 mentor and the Henry Luce Professor of Ecumenics and Mission Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary Luis N. Rivera-Pagán extols the Library’s “serious engagement to house and preserve a rich and diverse Latin American ecclesiastical and theological bibliographical collection.”

Latin American Periodicals

Charles G. Reigner Collection

Charles G. Reigner Collection

Periodical Collection (Journals)

Periodical Collection

Reference Collection

Research guides — including Biblical StudiesHistory & EcumenicsPractical TheologyReligion & Society, and Theology — are available for the reference collection.

Comprised of nearly 10,000 volumes, the reference collection contains general tools frequently consulted in theological study: dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, almanacs, atlases, and handbooks. It features a broad array of bibliographical resources, including indexing tools, union lists, catalogs of specialized libraries, and national, trade, and subject bibliographies. Increasing the richness and value of the collection is the inclusion of primary texts essential to the Christian tradition and a core collection of Biblical commentaries. Included as well are certain texts which are so comprehensive in their treatment of a subject and so well indexed that they function as reference tools.

Reference books do not circulate and, if used outside of the reference area, must be returned to the reference reshelving cart when the patron leaves the library.

Reserve Collection

Course Reserves are library books set aside for specific courses. 

More about course reserves

Note: E-reserves, articles and e-books set aside by instructors for specific courses, can be found on the LMS (Brightspace) site for your course.