A library with distinctive collections, amazing space and illuminating art


Amid the bustle of the first floor is an oasis of calm, fittingly called the Quiet Room, which houses the Christopher Reeve Collection.

The second floor features a glass-enclosed Reading Room; the Newsroom, a space for periodicals and programming; a  roos dedicated to Princeton history, a Technology Center for personal exploration and instruction; and nine study rooms for collaborative working.

The third floor is full of kid-friendly, age-specific spaces, including a spacious Teen Center and Story Room. Some of these rooms are available for rent.


Our Christopher Reeve and Paul Robeson collections celebrate native sons while enriching the community’s understanding of the dramatic arts and African-American history, respectively.

Reflecting the wonderful diversity of the town, the library has an extensive collection of books, newspapers, magazines and films in more than a dozen world languages.


From a mixed-media collaboration between a Korean-American artist and the Princeton Community on the first floor to a mosaic mural treatment of Faith Ringgold’s “Tar Beach” on the third floor, the library is graced with more than two dozen pieces of public art. In addition, we have our own gallery on the second floor, which hosts regular exhibitions curated by the Arts Council of Princeton.