Annual Appeal

Be a part of the solution: Make a gift to the library

Municipal support pays for our beautiful building and our friendly and helpful staff, but the library that Princeton loves, and the rest of the world admires, is so much more. For an institution The New York Times called “a model modern library” to grow, gifts of all amounts are needed. From large gifts to our endowment to donations to our Annual Appeal, every gift is vital to our continued success. Tax-deductible contributions help us buy new books, host thought-provoking and fun events and continue to provide innovative library services.

The bluestone panel at the Witherspoon Street entrance carries a quotation from the British author Augustine Birrell: “Libraries are not made, they grow.” You can help the library grow by donating online or contact the Development Office at extension 1251.

Some library customers have found donating books to the Friends Used Bookstore to be a gratifying way to make a gift. Your donation of books to the bookstore, which is open during regular library hours, or to the Annual Book Sale, helps us to add new books and other materials to the collection.

Contributions to the Princeton Public Library are deductible as “charitable contributions” under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. The EIN number for Princeton Public Library is 21-6008497

Contact Us


Lisa Belshaw Ham
Director of Development
lham@princetonlibrary.org
609.924.9529 ext.1284