Location, Hours & Book Drops
The Sands Library Building is closed due to COVID-19.
Princeton Public Library
Jammin’ Community Café Hours
The cafe is closed until further notice.
Early Closings and Holiday Closings
|The library will be closed
on the following days in 2020:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
Beyond Words Benefit: Oct. 10
Day before Beyond Words, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Day before Thanksgiving, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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. Take a paper ticket when entering. Library cardholders may have their tickets validated for up to 2 hours of free parking when they visit the library. Other visitors receive 30 minutes of free parking if they use the Spring Street Garage. For more information about parking in Princeton, click here.
Book drops in Palmer Square East and Princeton Shopping Center will remain closed during Phase 1 of reopening.
Please return materials here:
Book donations are not being accepted until further notice
Please return your Museum Pass to the library’s second floor Information Desk, or in the designated Museum Pass drop box located to the right of the staff entrance door on Sylvia Beach Way.
We empty our book drops daily. If there is an issue with a book drop, please let us know.
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”). The freeB bus service also runs from the train station to Princeton. NJ Transit Bus Services 605 and 606 serve Princeton and the surrounding areas. The freeB bus service also provides free transportation with various stops in town as does Princeton University’s TigerTransit.