Princeton Public Library

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The Princeton Public Library

The Princeton Public Library is a joint library chartered to serve Princeton, New Jersey.


The Princeton Public Library opened to the public in 1909, and has since moved three times. The library was originally located at the historic Bainbridge House on Nassau Street, which is the current home of the Princeton Historical Society. It moved to a 1966 building at 65 Witherspoon Street, which was demolished in 2002. The library was then moved to a temporary location at 301 North Harrison Street during the construction of the new 58,000-square-foot (5,400 m2), state-of-the-art library, the George and Estelle Sands Library Building, which was opened at 65 Witherspoon Street in April 2004. The new building and the library's new logos and signage were designed by Hillier Architecture. Today, the Princeton Public Library is among the busiest public libraries in New Jersey with over 750,000 visitors annually who borrow 500,000 items, ask more than 83,000 reference questions, log onto library computers 141,000 times annually and attend more than 1,200 programs per year.

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Coordinates: 40°21′06″N 74°39′37″W / 40.3517°N 74.6603°W / 40.3517; -74.6603