A Library Story: Jay Warner

The library provides so much more than books. It is a place for socializing, education and entertainment.

A Library Story: Kyara and Valeria Torres-Olivares

An open and welcoming community hub. That’s how Kyara and Valeria Torres-Olivares describe the library.

A Library Story: Liz Cutler

A literature teacher at Princeton Day School, Liz was a voracious reader when she moved to town; her first stop was PPL.

A Library Story: Shalu Naso

Before they had a home or friends in town, the library served as her family's "home base" during a time of transition.

Adobe Creative Cloud (Pro Software)

The Adobe Creative Cloud includes design, video and audio software for creative work.

Apple (Pro Software)

Apple offers its own professional tools such as Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for video and audio production.

Art in the Library

Public art that reflects a community of tradition and innovation.

Arts & Music (Research Subject)

Download albums, take online art classes, and access databases on American art and music.

Ask the Mac Pros

One-on-one assistance available with a Princeton Macintosh Users Group volunteer for any Apple technology or product.


Beyond Words 2024

This year's Beyond Words fundraiser will feature an author talk with John Grisham 10/15/2024, and a Gala on 10/19/2024.

Book Reviews and Literature (Research Subject)

Discover your next great read, research authors and literary themes, including biographies and literary criticism.


Reading recommendations curated by staff to your interests and previous reads.

Business & Careers (Research Subject)

Find your next job, create resumes, investigate new careers, conduct market research or explore company information.


Coding (Pro Software)

Coding software with Swift, Python and many other coding languages are available for developing apps and websites.

Comics & Graphic Novels (eLibrary)

Read the best and latest of illustrated literature using Comics Plus, Hoopla and Libby.


PCs and Macs are available on the 2nd and 3rd floors

Consumer (Research Subject)

Use these resources to choose the best products for the home, personal financial planning, buying insurance, and more.


Development News

WHYY-FM features our Library of Things, the collection of nontraditional lending items funded by private and grant support.

Download & Stream (Research Subject)

Explore the wide variety of digital options including books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, films, music, and online courses.


Education (Research Subject)

Educators and learners can take advantage of these curriculum and test prep materials, access to online tutors, and more.

en espanol (Research Subject)

Research resources and other materials in Spanish. Recursos de investigacion y ostros materiales en espanol.


Family History & Genealogy (Research Subject)

Explore your family history using these favorite genealogy databases.


Send free faxes via the scanning stations in the second floor Business Center.

Friends and Foundation: Evenings and Events

The Friends and Foundation of the Princeton Public Library hold fundraising Events and Evenings throughout the year.


Health & Wellness (Research Subject)

Covering general health topics, drug and prescription medications, sports and exercise, plus access to research information.

History & Social Sciences (Research Subject)

Research historical eras, social issues, geography and more, scholarly journals, databases for youth and newspapers.


Instagram – Teens

The official Instagram for teens at the Princeton Public Library. Follow @ppl.teens for updates! 📸

Interlibrary Loans

Can't find it in our collection? We might be able to get it from another library.

Internet & Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi, with speeds up to 250 Mbps, is available throughout the library.



Keeping TABs Podcast

Members of the Teen Advisory Board interview authors about their writing process and more.

Kids, Teens and Families Newsletter (KTF)

Sign up for the monthly KTF newsletter for the latest information on youth events and services.


Language Learning (Research Subject)

Learn a new language through mobile apps, downloadable audiobooks, ebook and print books, films, and classes.

Legal (Research Subject)

Materials to assist the average person with legal questions, legislation questions, popular legal forms and government websites.

Little Thinker Kits

Kits help young children develop early literacy skills through screen-free technology.


MacBook Lending

Borrow MacBook Airs from the second and third floor Information Desks for use in the library by PPL cardholders grade 6 to adult.


View/scan/digitize images from multiple formats including microfilm, fiche, negatives and slides with multiple options for saving.

Morning Tech Series

Virtual classes catering to the interests of older adults. Presented in partnership with Princeton Senior Resource Center.


Newspapers (Research Subject)

Historical and current newspapers, local and domestic, international, available in print and electronically.



Copy in black I& white or color, with 3 options for paper size @ 20 cents per page.

Playtime Fun

These sessions offer an opportunity for parents and caregivers to play with their children in a relaxed and social learning space.

Princeton & Local History (Research Subject)

Begin your local history research with these Princeton resources, many found in the Princeton Room at the library.


Print in color or black & white from all library computers and personal devices @ 20 cents per page.




Free self-serve scanning available using a flat bed scanner or document feeder, sizes up to 11x17.

Science & Nature (Research Subject)

Find abstracts, full-text scholarly articles, biographies, experiments and more, for all ages, across scientific disciplines.

Spotify – Teen

Browse teen-curated playlists inspired by books and more. 🎧

Storytime Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme and sing along with Youth Services staff as they share the best of storytime.

Summer Reading – Aug. 15

With programs for youth and adults, summer is time for adventure at the library.


Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Serve as a bridge between the teen community and the library in this school year program.

Take and Make – Teens

Stop by the Teen Center for a take-home maker activity while supplies last. New kits drop monthly.

Tech Classes

Classes and sessions on a variety of topics for users at any skill level.

Teen Literacy Advocate

Volunteer with the library by creating content promoting books and reading.

Teen Program Instructor

Get involved at the library by organizing and leading an event.


The official TikTok for teens at the Princeton Public Library. Follow @ppl.teens for updates! 🤳

Teen Summer Volunteer Program (TSV)

Promote literacy and community engagement in this seasonal volunteer opportunity.

Twitter – Kids

Twitter feed for all things kids (and teens) related at Princeton Public Library.



Voices of Princeton

A collaborative oral history initiative designed to collect, share, and archive the stories and memories of Princetonians.



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