Visiting the Library

Visiting the Library

Students walking down atrium stairwell
Princeton Theological Seminary Library

Maps and Directions

Study Spaces in the Library

Library Hours

Procedures and Forms*

*Relating to Special Collections in the library


The Lobby and Concourse area display cases feature a collection of antiquities from the private collection of Professor James H. Charlesworth, as well as exhibits related to the past presidents of Princeton Seminary, the inauguration of President M. Craig Barnes, new faculty publications, and Dr. Daniel J. Theron, former professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary and a major donor to the new library. The second floor exhibit cases will feature a display containing artifacts representing cultures and religious traditions from around the world, many of them gathered in the earlier part of the 20th century as part of the Zwemer museum on world missions which was located in Stuart Hall from the 1930s through the 1950s. The third floor exhibit located in the Scholar Commons focuses on “Women in Sacred Song,” featuring rare books and hymnals related to women hymn writers in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.

Construction Update

We are all excited about the new library building, part of Princeton Theological Seminary's Bicentennial Campaign. As we continue to enjoy the new area of the building, which opened in May 2013, the pre-existing portion of the building is undergoing renovation. The North Wing is expected to be ready for occupancy in 2014. The library will use the remainder of the summer to relocate some of its operations to the North Wing:  the Media Lab to the Digital Scholarship Center, Current Periodicals Display, Special Collections, Digital Initiatives, the Barth Center and the Kuyper Room. Renovation work on the café will begin in a couple of weeks and continue throughout the summer. During this time, the space will not be available for use. Thank you for your patience as this work is completed.

Please visit the Maps and Directions page for more information, including shelving locations, as well as areas with study tables and soft seating options throughout the new building.

See also — About the Library