Authorized users* may complete the ILL Request Form. NOTE: It often takes
up to 10 DAYS from the date a request is placed to obtain materials via interlibrary
Who may use this service?
*Interlibrary loan is a service provided to Princeton Theological Seminary
faculty, visiting faculty (including CTI members), students and staff.
Persons not affiliated with Princeton Theological Seminary in these ways should use the
facilities of their own institution or those of their local public library.
What is interlibrary loan?
Interlibrary loan (ILL) is designed to support patrons in their research, making
available supplemental resources which the Princeton Theological Seminary Library and
the Princeton University Libraries cannot provide. The patron should have made a
reasonable effort to locate the desired materials at Princeton Theological Seminary and
at Princeton University.
Policies and Procedures
- If many items are needed, the patron should arrange to visit the libraries where
those materials are held. The reference librarian reserves the right to limit the
number of requests honored for a particular patron, in accordance with accepted
interlibrary loan practice.
- A patron should not request materials that Princeton Theological Seminary owns
unless they have been officially designated as missing. Books already charged out
must be recalled.
- Interlibrary loan is designed to make supplemental resources for research
available to PTS students and faculty. Text books and required reading for classes
are accessible at the library reserve desk, and so, should not be requested via
- Requests should be made via the ILL Request Form. Patrons may consult with a member
of the reference staff during regular service hours or via email if they have questions.
- Books are borrowed at no charge to the patron. ALL BOOKS MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE
SERVICE DESK, USED IN THE LIBRARY, AND RETURNED TO THE SERVICE DESK. BORROWED BOOKS
DO NOT CIRCULATE. If the lending library charges a fee for articles copied from
journals or books, however, the patron will be responsible for paying the fee
regardless of when the material arrives.
- PATRON MUST INDICATE THE MAXIMUM S/HE IS WILLING TO PAY FOR A PHOTOCOPY OR SCAN. The
patron will be billed for whatever charges are assessed against the seminary library
for this service.
Authorized users may complete the ILL Request Form.
REMINDER: It often takes up to 10 DAYS from the date a request is placed to obtain
materials via interlibrary loan.