According to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 230, the capacity limit in the library is 50%. At the Lawrence Branch this means we can allow 153 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!
Branch Manager: James Damron
Branch Manager's Direct Line: 609-883-8291
Circulation Desk: 609-882-9246
Interlibrary Loan Office: 609-883-0245
Reference Desk: 609-883-8292
Youth Services Desk: 609-883-8295
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
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
Pick up a free craft kit to take home! Available monthly until supplies last.
The library will provide supplies and instructions. Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it together! Better yet, unlike a library book, this is yours to keep!
Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk. Recommended for ages 10-18.
If you haven’t visited lately, you may not recognize us!
Far from its humble beginnings as a one room library behind the Lawrence Shopping Center, the Lawrence Headquarters Branch now stands at the helm of the Mercer County Library System, housing a variety of print, electronic and audiovisual materials, in addition to the Lawrence Historical Collection and the Library Administrative Offices. Numerous book displays, bookmarks, newsletters and other handouts serve to inform and to complement our seasonal decorations, creating an atmosphere of warmth and welcome amidst a very busy building!
During our most recent building expansion, which was completed in 1997, the branch gained an additional 7,000 square feet of library space and now boasts eight conference rooms for community and non-profit use, Internet, word processing, Publisher, Excel and PowerPoint access from every public terminal, extensive print and electronic business reference sources, including Lexis-Nexis and a room dedicated to New Jersey materials that also houses key genealogical research resources and a sixteen PC Computer Instruction lab.
The branch offers a full monthly schedule of computer instruction classes, from an introductory mouse class to PowerPoint and intermediate Excel training, as well as monthly adult programming, book discussions and children’s activities, all of which are listed in our monthly “Calendar of Events” and “Computer Instruction Brochure” and are free of charge. In addition to the more traditional programs, the Headquarters Branch coordinates the system-wide Home Bound Delivery Program, which matches patrons who are permanently or temporarily homebound with volunteers who select and deliver library materials.