Location, Hours & Book Drops

Sands Library Building Hours

  • Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Noon to 6 p.m.


Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542

Tel: 609-924-9529
Fax: 609-924-7937

Jammin’ Community Café Hours

Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn more about the Café

Early, Full Day, and Holiday Closings

The library will be closed
on the following days in 2023:

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day
Juneteenth Freedom Day (June 19)
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve
Early Closings:

Thanksgiving Eve, 6 p.m. closing


Library parking is available in the Spring Street Garage located adjacent to the library. Drivers may enter the lot from Spring Street or through the library access driveway (Sylvia Beach Way) off Wiggins Street. Motorists receive 60 minutes of free parking using the Spring Street Garage. Take a paper ticket when entering.

Library cardholders may have their tickets validated for an additional 60 minutes of free parking when they visit the library and during library operating hours.

For more information about parking in Princeton, click here.


Book Drops

Book drops on Sylvia Beach Way, Princeton Shopping Center and 400 Witherspoon Street are open.

We empty our book drops daily. If there is an issue with a book drop, please let us know.

  • For book donation information, please look here.
  • For Museum Pass information, please look here.

Public Transportation

The library is accessible via public transportation.

By rail take the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Line to Princeton Junction and transfer to the Princeton Local (a.k.a. “The Dinky”). NJ Transit Bus 605 and Bus 606 serve Princeton and the surrounding areas. Princeton University’s TigerTransit bus service also provides free transportation with various stops on campus. The closest Princeton Muni Bus stop is at Palmer Square.