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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
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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A great local center

I disagreed when they tore down the old library but I was wrong. The new one acts as a great focal point for old and young alike. Good for them and a credit to the Town

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Alastair C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I disagreed when they tore down the old library but I was wrong. The new one acts as a great focal point for old and young alike. Good for them and a credit to the Town

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The library has many offerings. Books, films, DVD, lectures and On-line language courses to name a few. I think it is a fantastic library.

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Ewing, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This library is really bustling with activity. That tells you that people really enjoy being here. The staff are very friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. Easy to navigate through the place. Definitely a place to visit or join!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great place for kids of all ages - with aquarium, multiple play areas, readings, and homework areas (living in Princeton since three years).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

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 December 28, 2016 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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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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