A Tranquil Atmosphere for Our Members

Housed on the first floor and staffed by a full-time Librarian, the library is a tranquil atmosphere with standing bookcases for its 12,000 books and scores of periodicals. The space has a beautiful wooden table used for reading and studying and lounge chairs to maintain the relaxing, welcoming and peaceful setting our members enjoy.


What are the hours of operation?

The Library is open 7 days a week from 7 am to 11 pm

What is the book loan policy?

The loan period is two weeks, with renewals.  The Library has the newest and most widely-reviewed books for borrowing, as well as a variety of well read titles in such areas as Fiction, Mystery novels, Anthologies, Biographies, History and New York City History, Sports, Travel, Art and Poetry.

Does the Library contain a reference section?

A small but useful Reference section contains: Who’s Who In America, Oxford English Dictionary, Encyclopedia of World Art, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, atlases, dictionaries of quotations, and Princeton and Columbia Alumni Directories.

What types of periodicals can I find in the Library?

The Library subscribes to various magazines, domestic and foreign, general and specialized.  Only back issues may be borrowed, but reserved issues are available.  

What types of Collections can I find in the Library?

  • Authors from Princeton, Columbia, NYU, and Williams are invited to display their works in the Library. The Librarian continues to catalog the collection using an automated library software system.
  • Freshman Heralds, Nassau Heralds, Bric-a-Bracs, and Reunion books along with books relating to Princeton’s history are available for reference.
  • A collection of books by and about noted authors: F. Scott Fitzgerald, John McPhee, and Edmund Wilson.
  • A collection of books about New York City and its history is available.

Does the Library have special events?

The Library sponsors a series of informal lecture evenings with Princeton faculty members, alumni and distinguished authors. The Princeton Library in New York is a non-profit educational corporation chartered by the New York Board of Regents.  The Library has among its purposes the maintenance of a library in Manhattan for the use of members of The Princeton Club, of alumni and faculty, visiting scholars, associated members of historical, literary and learned organizations, and other interested person, upon application.  It co-operates closely with and supports The Princeton University Library.

How can I support the library?

The Princeton Library in New York, like all institutional libraries, relies on the enthusiasm, cooperation, and financial support of those who use it.  Contributions are tax-deductible.

Who should I contact for more information?



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