Wright Library - Princeton Theological Seminary

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Explore millions of print and electronic books and journals, along with a vast array of digital resources, special collections and archives. Wright Library has the tools you need for deep theological research.

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Welcome! From reference resources and research guides to tutorials and consultations, Wright Library is here to connect you with the scholarly resources you need.

Limitless Access to Knowledge

One of the world’s most comprehensive theological research libraries, Wright Library strengthens teaching, inspires learning, broadens access, fosters research, embraces change, and advances and preserves knowledge.

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Spaces and Collections

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Wright Library offers a variety of individual and group study spaces. Some spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while Princeton Seminary students may reserve others in advance.

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General Collections

From a Reference Collection of nearly 10,000 volumes to millions of print and electronic books and journals, The Charles G. Reigner Collection, and reserves for Princeton Seminary courses, Wright Library supports theological study and research at all levels.

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Special Collections

Special Collections and Archives at Wright Library comprise more than 100,000 printed works and over 5,175 linear feet of archival and manuscript material. Major collections include the Seminary archives, rare books and pamphlets, personal papers, records of organizations, research collections, and non-textual materials related to the history of the Presbyterian and Reformed traditions and ecumenical Christianity.

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Digital Collections

The digitized books, journals, audio recordings, photographs, manuscripts, and other formats dating from 975 C.E. to the present in the Theological Commons digital library are just some of the digital collections built and curated by Wright Library and available to anyone from anywhere.

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About Theodore Sedgwick Wright

Wright Library is named for Theodore Sedgwick Wright (Class of 1828), a prominent abolitionist and pastor who was the first African American to graduate from Princeton Theological Seminary.

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Deepen your intellectual and spiritual journey. Visit Wright Library, explore our collections and exhibits, or connect with the library team.