Public Library

920 Mercer Street, Princeton WV

Overview
Special Details
Important Dates
Laura Buchanon, Library Director

Laura Buchanan

Library Director

Info & Hours

920 Mercer Street, Princeton WV

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturday
Closed Sunday

Mission Statement

The Princeton Public Library is a public service institution that serves as an information resource for the community. The Library strives to serve the communities of Princeton and the surrounding areas' informational and educational needs, as well as cultural interests in order to enrich the lives of its patrons.

Purpose & Function

The Princeton Public Library strives to serve the communities of Princeton and the surrounding areas' informational and educational needs, as well as cultural interests in order to enrich the lives of our patrons. The library hosts a variety of free monthly programs and events for all ages such as story-times, crafts, STEM programs, and guest speakers. Our collection ranges from books of all topics, to DVD's and video games, to sports equipment and hobby kits. We also provide access to eBooks, public computers, electronic magnifier, newspapers, magazines, and comics. The IDEA Lab, our makerspace, focuses on bringing STEAM into the community by housing 3D printers, kinetic sand, LEGO's, button makers, and a sticker maker. We provide free 3D printing lessons to those interested in learning the hobby. Free internet and computer access is available to the community. We provide copy making, printing, faxing, Notary Public, and lamination services for a small fee. Visit our website for more information.

Department Services

The Princeton Public Library, located in the historic Princeton Post Office which was constructed in 1935, houses thousands of materials such as books, audiobooks, and visual media. They also have a variety of digital media through WV Reads and Overdrive, which can be accessed with your library card. They have many monthly programs and one of their calendar of events can be obtained at the circulation desks.

WVInfoDepot’s one stop search hosts a collection of online resources for use by all West Virginia Residents.

AncestryLibrary by Proquest is a useful genealogy tool which can be accessed by using the library computer lab or by accessing their available Wi-Fi networks. They have a large collection of local history, genealogy resources, and microfilm including local newspapers and census records, which is housed in their West Virginia Room.

Our Services Include:

  • Minor Tech Support
  • Copy Printing
  • Faxing
  • Notary Public
  • Computer Access
  • Wi-fi Access
  • 3D Printing
  • Physical Print Resources
  • Micro-film
  • Ancestry
  • WV Room
  • Reader’s Advisory
  • Meeting Room Rentals
  • Reference and Information
  • Free Activities
  • Maker Space
  • Informational Lectures

The Princeton Public Library strives to serve the communities of Princeton and the surrounding areas’ informational and educational needs, as well as cultural interests in order to enrich the lives of our patrons. The library hosts a variety of free monthly programs and events for all ages such as story-times, crafts, STEM programs, and guest speakers.

Our collection ranges from books of all topics, to DVD’s and video games, to sports equipment and hobby kits. We also provide access to eBooks, public computers, electronic magnifier, newspapers, magazines, and comics. The IDEA Lab, our makerspace, focuses on bringing STEAM into the community by housing 3D printers, kinetic sand, LEGO’s, button makers, and a sticker maker. We provide free 3D printing lessons to those interested in learning the hobby. Free internet and computer access is available to the community. We provide copy making, printing, faxing, Notary Public, and lamination services for a small fee.

Visit our website or our Facebook page for events and more information.

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Accountability

The Princeton Public Library is governed by a Board of Directors with the power to enact authority and provide governance and regulations that pertain to staff, patrons, and policies.

Should a member of the community wish to offer constructive criticism, they may do so by reaching out through the orderly channels of communication.
1) Staff
2) Library Director
3) Board of Directors
4) City Manager