Lawrence Headquarters Branch

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

Hours

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
Sunday:  12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location

2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

Directions

From North Jersey
  1. Take Route 1 South.
  2. After I-295 overpass there will be a traffic light at Franklin Corner Road. Stay to the right onto Business Route 1.
  3. Make right turn at next traffic light, onto Darrah Lane.
  4. Library is on the right.
From Trenton
  1. Take Route 1 North to Whitehead Road Exit.
  2. Turn left onto Whitehead Rd.
  3. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto US-1 BUS and continue North for about one mile.
  4. Immediately after the third traffic light, move into jug-handle to cross over Route 1 onto Darrah Lane.
  5. Library is on Right.
From Eastern New Jersey
  1. Take I-195 West to I-295 North.
  2. Exit at Route at 1 South.
  3. Take Route 1 South.
  4. After I-295 overpass there will be a traffic light at Franklin Corner Road. Stay to the right onto
    Business Route 1.
  5. Make right turn at next traffic light, onto Darrah Lane.
  6. Library is on the right.
From South Jersey
  1. Follow Route I-295 North.
  2. Exit at Route 1 South.
  3. Take Route 1 South.
  4. After I-295 overpass there will be a traffic light at Franklin Corner Road. Stay to the right onto Business Route 1.
  5. Make right turn at next traffic light, onto Darrah Lane.
  6. Library is on the right.
Bus Routes
  1. Go here and select “bus map.”
  2. When you click on the “route” button, you can select the 603 or the 606. It is important to select the 603 or 606 button on the side after you selected the route.
  3. The blue boxes tell you where the buses are, and the red dots tell you the different stops.
  4. If you want to find the Princeton Pike/Darrah Lane stop, you can click the “find stop” button and type in 22432.

Events

Check out the Lawrence Branch Library Featured Programs newsletter. You can also subscribe to the newsletter for information sent straight to your email monthly.

Teen Take-Out Craft: Comic Magnets and Batman Snowflakes

Available all during December, as supplies last. The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making 3 comic book-themed magnets and a batman paper snowflake in honor of Stan Lee’s birthday! 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. For ages 10-18.

Holiday Wish Tree for Homefront

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.

The New Jersey Room

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.


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.