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Princeton Public Library

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Address: 65 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3214
Phone Number: 609-924-9529
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Well stocked library

The library is well stocked. You can even buy books at the used bookstore for a steal. There is a cafe to make sure you have a coffee at hand as you spend the hours !

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The library is well stocked. You can even buy books at the used bookstore for a steal. There is a cafe to make sure you have a coffee at hand as you spend the hours !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Princeton Library is unique. It is quite new. It is not part of the county system, but one can borrow books from pretty much anywhere. It has a terrific online system to connect to online sources and even such things as online courses to learn languages. Recently, I found out about Hoopla, a service with which you can borrow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have new releases as soon as they are out. Wonderful atmosphere, helpful staff. Home away from home. Grab a book & make yourself comfortable!

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Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

being here made me wish i was a student again .. its not just a library .. its a place where you can take a breather , think and reconnect with yourself.. its cozy .. comfortable ... there"s even a place to grab a wide variety of some quality food if you get hungry and need to "feed your stomach",... More 

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princeton nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This three-story book palace, just down the street from Princeton University and overlooking a historic cemetery, can be a relaxing oasis for visitors. Take kids to the third floor for Story Times or relaxing with picture books or playing computer games. If you are traveling, you can use the computers here. Programs are nonstop. On first Mondays at 7 p.m.,... More 

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Princeton library is a good resource. But it is so hard to find parking at a reasonable rate that it can make the trip difficult. Library is well stocked and has a pleasant cafe. Even though the library is in Mercer County, it does not participate in the Mercer County system. Feels a tad arrogant.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

One of the best around here. And the building is also unique. Children's section is very thematic😀 I took my granddaughter to the children's section and she loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Beautiful building, well laid out, user friendly, everything you expect in a great library including a cafe and wifi.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

The place was modern had all types of books and even had a cafe inside. The library can be noticed for its quiet and relaxing feel to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I'm in town for the summer and needed to find a place to work - loved it! If you are not a card holder you can get a guest pass to use the computers for 2 hours. I've worked in many public libraries and had no computers which were as up to date as here. There is an excellent little... More 

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