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Princeton Public Library

65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08542
609-924-9529
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Ranked #3 of 25 Attractions in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Type: Libraries, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Princeton, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This library is unparalleled, and the heart of the community. There are extensive on-line resources, and classes on everything. The librarians are all really nice and helpful. Parking validation for 1/2 hour.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

PPL is truly one of the perks of living in Princeton. Their selection of books, eResources and multimedia is excellent. They also have extensive programs for all ages.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Amazing service advising guests on Apple products once a month, with free consulting services on the Cloud, ipads, Macbooks, iphones, etc. They'll troubleshoot, synch everything for you, train you on details of functionality, just like the Apple Store. Wonderful film and speaker series, decent cafe, many, many other surprising services.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is one of the best public libraries I've ever been to. Great selection of books and music, plus great places to read and study. The new building is beautiful, too.

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Princeton and Charlottesville
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Princeton Public Library has made itself one of the community's living rooms. Strong programs, good outreach--better than average.

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Oakmont, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A block from Princeton University is Princeton Library, with people ready to assist you looking for an article, a book or a problem with the internet. A place to relax reading a newspaper or working on the computer.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

courtesy of the staff, abundant holdings, generous borrowing privileges: this institution is a triumph of civic benevolence

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Copenhagen
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nice clean building with good cafe and good shows. However the library is very expensive to use IF you do not live within the city border.

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New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you love books, libraries, learning . . . you MUST see this library! I could live there. Every time we visit Princeton, it is the highlight of our visit.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We have lived in many towns and used many libraries. This is definitely one of the very best. The staff is amiable and very helpful; the on line services terrific; the large number of courses, performances, computers and other helpful equipment and more and more are all geared towards making this a community learning and meeting center. There are a... More 

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