We have expanded express services to all floors to enable in-person browsing of the collection and additional access to public computers. Express services are intended for short, purposeful visits that we recommend not exceed an hour. Single-use work tables are arranged to reinforce social distancing and are not intended for group work or tutoring. To ensure safety, study rooms will remain closed and all programming will continue to be virtual.

Vote 2020

Voting is one of our greatest responsibilities as citizens of the United States. Please use this nonpartisan tool to help you prepare to vote in the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election.

Storytime Shorts

Meet Youth Services staff in the Virtual Storyroom for a front-row seat to fun! Read books, sing songs, and more. New videos are posted every Tuesday and Thursday.

Beyond the Stacks

We’d all like to take a class, visit a museum, travel or go to a concert or play. With this staff-curated collection, you can do just all that — and stay safe at home.


Find up-to-date information about Princeton’s COVID-19 situation, daily briefings from the mayor, current rules and regulations, lists of open retailers and service providers, and resources for those in need of health services.

  • Bridging the past, present, and futureMy grandfather’s cousin Jack was incredibly focused when it came to genealogy. Working in the pre-internet days, he traveled, called, wrote letters, and faxed to dig up records from the U.S. and across Europe to fill in as much of his family tree as he could. He filled a bin full of binders that contained […] Read More Posted Oct 19, 2020 by Nora Walsh
  • Community partner spotlight: Shakespeare and Company ProjectTo extend our community outreach, the library partners with the many municipal, non-profit, and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month, the “Shakespeare and Company Project,” a digital humanities initiative at Princeton University, is in the spotlight. Not surprisingly, the library works with the many different entities within Princeton University. We […] Read More Posted Oct 12, 2020 by Kim
  • Why bother voting?I mentioned to a friend the other day that I’ll be voting in a new district this year, since I recently moved. I was a bit surprised when he told me he has never voted before. When I inquired as to why, he shared that he doesn’t like getting involved in politics; it’s too contentious. […] Read More Posted Oct 5, 2020 by Morgan Taylor
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