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Princeton Public Library

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Address: 65 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3214
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+1 609-924-9529
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Princetonians are lucky with their Public Library

I go to the Princeton Public Library at least once a week and use the online services even more often where as a resident you have access to a number of collections. With Ebooks... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Mariette R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I go to the Princeton Public Library at least once a week and use the online services even more often where as a resident you have access to a number of collections. With Ebooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, Music, Films Language Learning and Online Courses, the Library is correct when they say that "With these collections, the library never closes. The Library... More 

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Peru, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the last several years, whenever we visit family in the area, we visit and shop Princeton. And, being old farts, some of us always find a welcome respite, for a time, at the nicely situated library. A beautiful and well maintained facility, with a small cafe perfect for resting and people watching. Also, we have always found some pleasant... More 

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

We lived in the Princeton area for three years. During that time, I took my three year old to the Princeton library. At that time they had a gentleman with a dog who would sit and listen to the children read aloud. It was called Reading with Emma. The man was so kind to the children. He was especially sweet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Great collection of books, music, movies. Helpful staff. Nice location. Cool activities for adults and kids.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This library offers a large choice of books but also DVD and video games. Their online system is very good as well. one important thing to know is that the enrollment is free only if you residence is in Princeton township. You also benefit from free parking.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The Princeton Public Library had a book fair going on when we visited and it was such a fantastic experience! The facility is not only clean and sleek but very cozy- it's the perfect place to grab a cup of coffee and read or just browse through the books.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a great library ! Think of a subject/language/topic, just about anything, the knowledge is here. I found this library to be very contemporary. The public parking garage right behind the library is accessible from Spring St. And there's so much to do, eat , enjoy and relax.

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Princeton NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

The extensive collection is available to borrow free by Princeton residents only, but others can pay a membership fee for full privileges. Parking is available at the municipal garage next door. There are frequent lectures, activities, and events that are free and open to the general public. I recently attended a presentation by Emily Mann and Nilo Cruz, director and... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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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