|Monday - Thursday:||9:30 AM to 9:00 PM|
|Friday and Saturday:||9:30 AM to 5:00 PM|
|Sunday:||Open during the School Year from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM|
|Holidays:||Go To Hours Page|
|Branch Manager:||James Damron|
|Interlibrary Loan:||(609) 883-0245|
|Youth Services:||(609) 883-8295|
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.
- James Damron, Branch Manager
Ongoing Programs by Audience
Tweens and Teens
Monthly Take-Out Craft Ages 10 - 18
Stop by the Youth Services Desk during regular library hours and pick up a free take-home craft kit. We will provide supplies and instructions! 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!
Kits are available every month of the year except for July and have a limited supply. So come while supplies last. Teens must come in person to receive a kit.
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.