Library Capacity Limits

According to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 230, the capacity limit in the library is 50%. At the Hopewell Branch this means we can allow 55 persons in the building at one time. Please consider limiting your time in the branch, so that other patrons can have a chance to use the library. Thank you for your understanding!

Contact Us

Branch Manager: Andrea Merrick
Circulation Desk: 609-737-2610

Contact Us Online  

Curbside Pick-Up

Monday:  Not Available
Tuesday:  10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday:  Not Available
Thursday:  10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday:  Not Available
Saturday:  10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday:  Not Available

Book Appointment     Get Help  

Public Browsing

Monday:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday:  Closed
Wednesday:  10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday:  Closed
Friday:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday:  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday:  Closed

Modified Hours and Closings  



About the Branch

Welcome to the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library System!

My name is Andrea Merrick, Branch Manager at the Hopewell Branch Library.  Let me introduce you to the Branch staff – Bob, Diane, Janine, Kathy, Kelly, Pete, Robin and Susan are all ready to assist you at the Circulation Desk.  At the Reference Desk, you will be helped by Anna, Dana, Jodi and Tom, or our Youth Services Librarians, Briana, Connie and Katie.

I have worked at the Hopewell Branch since 1990 and it was ‘my library’ long before that.  I fondly remember coming with my mom and checking out stacks of books that I started to read in the car on the way home!  I have seen many changes over the years – the branch expanded in 1996, new audio/visual formats and technologies, databases, our website, and now an app.  The one constant is the staff’s commitment to serving our patrons.

I usually would post some quick facts and statistics here about the branch and our services – with the pandemic and the changes we are still going through, I’d like to instead encourage you to check the Mercer County Library System’s website often to get the most up-to-date changes in hours, services, virtual resources, and programming (virtual and outdoor).  Everything you love about the website is also available to you through our new app!

Don’t forget that, if the Hopewell Branch doesn’t own an item you want, you can request it from another branch.  If the Library System doesn’t own an item, it may be possible to get through the Interlibrary Loan service.

We are always happy to hear your suggestions – please feel free to talk to me or fill out a comment form.  If you would like us to consider purchasing a title, you may either tell us directly or use the Library System’s “Suggest for Purchase” form.

Hope to see you soon and often! 


Friends of the Library Hopewell Branch