Library Collections

Library Collections

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A library catalog (or OPAC - online public access catalog) is a database of materials held by the library. Use the OPAC to identify items physically located within the Princeton Theological Seminary Library collection: books, journals, DVDs, etc.

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Collection Development Policy

A set of guidelines for collection development at Princeton Theological Seminary Library

Digital Collections

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library's Digital Collections, which include the Theological Commons, provides free public access to digitized historical material. It also provides online access to guides to the library’s manuscript collections, the Abraham Kuyper Bibliography, the Digital Library of Abraham Kuyper, Princeton Lectures on Youth, Church and Culture, and a digitized collection of Princeton Seminary Journals. Other projects are in progress.

General Collections

Princeton Theological Seminary Library’s General Collections consist of the Circulating Collection, a collection of Latin American periodicals, Reigner Reading Room, the Periodical Collection, the Reference Collection, and the Reserve Collection.

Special Collections

Special Collections at Princeton Theological Seminary Library houses more than 75,000 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.

Library Exhibits

A showcase for curated resources in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.