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Location & Hours
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The library Café is located in the lobby of the Princeton Public Library. Doors to the café and lobby open at 8:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday and at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The café closes one hour before the library closes.
The library is closed on the following days:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day
Christmas Eve, close at 1 p.m.
New Year's Eve, close at 1 p.m.
Directions, Parking & Bookdrops
The Princeton Public Library is located at 65 Witherspoon St., at the corner of Witherspoon and Wiggins Streets, in Princeton Borough. See our location and get directions from Google Maps.
Library parking is available in the Municipal Garage at Spring Street located adjacent to the library. Drivers may enter the lot from Spring Street or through the library access driveway (Sylvia Beach Way) off Wiggins Street. Library card holders can have their tickets validated for up to 2-hours of free parking when they visit the library. Other visitors receive 30 minutes of free parking if they use the Municipal Garage at Spring Street. For more information about parking in Princeton visit princetonparking.org.
The library is also accessible via public transportation. By rail take the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Line to Princeton Junction and transfer to the Princeton Local (a.k.a. “The Dinky”). NJ Transit Bus Services 605 and 606 and the freeB Jitney provide regular service between Princeton Borough and Princeton Township.
For your convenience the library has bookdrops in several locations, where you can return your books and AV materials 24/7.
- Palmer Square North, next to the U.S. Post Office
- Princeton Shopping Center, in the parking lot near Rite Aid
- Sylvia Beach Way, in the driveway adjacent to the library building
You can reference the map below or view Princeton Public Library Book Drops in a larger window.