WiFi and Technology Services - Wright Library

WiFi and Technology Services

Access to Licensed Library Content

To access online library resources (research databases, e-journals, e-books, etc.), you must authenticate via OpenAthens.


Visitor and Alumni Access

Visitors may access licensed electronic resources* on public-access computers at Wright Library or on personal devices connected to the “PTS-Guests” wireless network.

When given the option “Choose how to sign in”, select the second option “OpenAthens: Sign in with an OpenAthens account.”

Username: ptsemguest

Password: libraryguest1812

*Exceptions include Perlego

Wright Library invites Princeton Seminary alumni to request an alum database access account through the IT Help Desk for remote access to a set of e-resources purchased by the library specifically for alumni.

Computers and Laptops

Four stand-up computers and one accessible workstation – all designed for short-term use – are located around the columns in the Concourse area on the First Floor.

You are welcome to use these computers to meet a specific need related to the educational materials and services available in the library.

Windows-based workstations are available for sit-down use on the other floors of the library (Third Floor, Second Floor and Lower Level).

These computers require you to login using your Princeton Seminary network account.

Laptop loans are available to current Princeton Theological Seminary students, faculty and staff.

Mobile Apps

BrowZine, available both as a free mobile app and on the Web, is for browsing online journals, downloading articles and creating your own bookshelf of favorite titles.

Download the MyLibrary! mobile app and select Princeton Theological Seminary as your library.

A PIN is required in order to log in, and you must set your PIN using a laptop or desktop computer before you can use it in the app.

There are other ways to take advantage of self-service library account features besides downloading this app.

Printers, Scanners and Microforms

Printing privileges are available to Princeton Seminary students and faculty.* When using the workstations in the library nearest to Library Place (Lower Level, Second Floor, Third Floor), use the Follow_You_Queue printer connected to those those workstations. This adds the printed job to the online queue.

Settings: Color vs. Black & White

Be sure to manage the print release at the copiers, selecting either color or black & white. 

  • Default = Color ($0.75/page)
  • Black & white ($0.07/page)

Select black & white, if that is what you want.

Princeton Seminary students and faculty can also swipe their Princeton Seminary ID card and release document(s) at the Canon copiers (open area between the Brick Café and Theron Room and Copy Center near the Circulation Desk).

*Those who do not have one are welcome to use our scanners (which are freely available) and a USB flash drive. Scanned and stored data may be printed at the Princeton Public Library (65 Witherspoon Street).

Wireless printing

Wireless printing is available from your laptop or mobile device. You will need to login with your network ID and password. (See also: IT Knowledgebase article about web printing)

Scanning is accessible at either Canon copier location, the First Floor in the Copy Center (left of the Circulation Desk) and in the front of the building (left of the main doors as you enter). Scans can be sent digitally via email or OneDrive.

In addition, flatbed scanners are located on all floors of Wright Library. These units offer easy scanning of book chapters and journal articles with methods of scanning to flash drive, OneDrive, Google Drive and email.

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

  1. Save to your USB key/flash drive
  2. Save to your H: drive (if you have a folder)
  3. Upload to OneDrive
  4. Upload to Dropbox
  5. Upload to Google Drive
  6. Send email using web browser through webmail (Firefox, Chrome)

Instructions for using the microform reader/scanner are located in the microform area on the 2nd Floor.

WiFi, IT Status, Digital Learning

Princeton Theological Seminary provides wireless Internet, accessible in most public parts of the library building. Library users with their own laptops or tablets may use them to access a wide array of online library resources.


To connect to the guest network, with limited access:

  1. Choose PTS-Guests
  2. Open a web browser. You should be automatically directed to a web page to authenticate.
  3. Use the password PTSInternet1812

Once authenticated, you should be able to surf the web, check email, etc.


To connect to the secured network, with full network access:

  1. Choose PTS-Secured-Wireless.
  2. You will be prompted to log in.* Use your Princeton Seminary network account username and password.

*Mac users may be prompted for a second login; this is your local computer login to accept the changes to your system.

See also: IT Knowledgebase article about Connecting to Wireless on Campus

Wireless printing

Wireless printing is available from your laptop or mobile device. You will need to login with your network ID and password. (See also: IT Knowledgebase article about web printing)

The IT Status (System Status) page provides the community a real-time view of the live operational status and availability of Seminary systems and services, including Brightspace and other web-based systems.

To receive automatic notifications, click the Subscribe button on the page.

For more about technology at Princeton Theological Seminary, visit Information Technology.

The Digital Learning Lab (Office of Digital Learning) and IT Help Desk (help.desk@ptsem.edu, 609-497-7812) are also available in the building.