Location, Hours & Book Drops

Location | Hours | Parking | Book Drops | Public Transportation

Library Hours

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.


Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542

Tel: 609.924.9529
Fax: 609.924.7937

Terra Libri Cafe Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to  8 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Early Closings and Holiday Closings

The library is closed on the following days in 2018:

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve

Early Holiday Closings:

Day Before Thanksgiving, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Day After Thanksgiving, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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.



For your convenience the library has book drops in several locations in town where you can return your books and audiovisual materials 24/7. The following are the locations for each book drop.

  • Palmer Square East, across from Winberries
  • Princeton Shopping Center, in the parking lot near Rite Aid.
  • Sylvia Beach Way, in the driveway adjacent to the library building

Book donations are accepted at the library during business hours.

Please return your Museum Pass to the library’s second floor Information Desk, or in the designated Museum Pass drop box located to the right of the staff entrance door on Sylvia Beach Way.

We empty our book drops daily. If there is an issue with a book drop, please let us know.

Public Transportation

The library is 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”). The freeB bus service also runs from the train station to Princeton. NJ Transit Bus Services 605 and 606 serve Princeton and the surrounding areas. The freeB bus service also provides free transportation with various stops in town as does Princeton University’s TigerTransit.