Mercer County Library System

We are committed to providing the materials and services that satisfy the educational, informational, recreational, and cultural needs of our diverse community, and strive to encourage a lifelong interest in reading.

Contact Us

Branch Manager: James Damron
Branch Manager's Direct Line: 609-883-8291
Circulation Desk: 609-882-9246
Fax: 609-538-9238
Interlibrary Loan Office: 609-883-0245
Reference Desk: 609-883-8292
Youth Services Desk: 609-883-8295

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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  

Location

2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

GPS: 40.266154, -74.718522

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About the Branch

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.


Visit the Friends of the Lawrence Library website to learn how to become a friend and other ways to support library programming for both adult and children and for volunteer opportunities.

Friends of the Lawrence Branch