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
Monday: 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Friday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
If you stop by the Lawrence Branch during the month of June, you’ll likely find a surprise drop-in craft to do while you’re here! We also have take-home craft kits near the Children’s Desk that you can pick up any time you’re here to work on at home.
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.
The New Jersey Room at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch contains a collection of historical and genealogical materials on New Jersey with distinct emphasis placed on materials covering Mercer County and its municipalities.
These historical and genealogical materials include atlases, archives, directories, encyclopedias, legal resources, records, and more. Special vertical files on a variety of topics covering New Jersey are also kept in this collection.
In addition to housing the New Jersey collection, the New Jersey Room serves as a quiet study community room. Patrons are welcome to use the New Jersey Room at their convenience during open hours at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch.
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