Directory of Services2019-11-06T15:39:44-05:00

Directory of services

The Library maintains a number of computers for public use.

Internet usage is free and does not require advance registration. Please ask for assistance at the Circulation or Reference Desk if a terminal is not available upon arrival. Priority is given to those doing research.

Database research is free and efficient. The library maintains a wide variety of popular databases tailored to local needs for report research, investments, taxes, health, and law. These terminals are located in the Reference area on the second floor.

Word processing programs are available in standard Office formats. Files may be created and stored on disks and jump drives; retrieved from disks and jump drives; and/or printed. Library staff is not able to instruct newcomers in the complex use of these programs.

Wifi is available throughout the library on an open network.

Printing is available in both color and black and white.
Be aware that there is a $5 limit at a time at the printer. If you have more to print than $5 worth you can split it into multiple jobs to accommodate the printer.

  • Black & White: $0.15 per page
  • Color: $0.50 per page

Remote Printing is available by going to on any computer. This allows patrons to print from their own laptops or even from home.

  1. Select printer (black & white, color)
  2. Enter user info (email address, used to bring up print job on the release stations the same way local printing is done)
  3. Select document
  4. After that, cost per page and page total will display, along with the option to either cancel the process or complete it. If the complete option is selected then it sends the document and it can be selected on our print stations, paid for, and printed out.

The library hosts weekly conversation classes with Eileen Sinett in the Community Room on the first floor.
They are free and no reservations are required.
Perfect for adults who know the grammar but just want to use it!
Mondays, 7pm-8:30pm

The PALS (Plainsboro American Language Social) Club meets on first and third Thursday at 6:30-8:15, in the 1st floor Community Room. We play language games, discuss differences between cultures and engage in group discussion. Make friends, and learn about American language and customs!

For ESL learners who are looking for a chance to practice their English. No registration required. If you are a native speaker who is interested in volunteering, please contact Joyce at

The library offers public fax service.
The price is $1.75 for the first page and $1 for each additional page.

The Library maintains meeting rooms which are available to non-profit organizations, community interest groups, boards and agencies of the library, Township, government and schools. Preference is given to local, non-profit, organizations, and educational endeavors. Application forms must be submitted for use of rooms, and fees may apply. Contact the library at 609-275-2897 with further questions.

Please click here to download our full policy and the reservation form.

Once completed, email the form back to Sharon Mitchell at

Visit our online calendar to view up-to-date availability, instantly book a reservation, or cancel your pass request if you know you won’t be able to make it.

The Museum Pass Program allows Plainsboro Public Library cardholders to gain free admission to select museums.  This program is made possible by Friends of the Plainsboro Library.

  • Plainsboro cardholders must be 18+ years-old to reserve and check out museum passes.
  • Plainsboro cardholders must owe less than $5.00 in fines, fees, or lost materials.

Available Museum Passes*

  • The Academy of Natural Sciences

    • Grants free general admission for 2 adults (13 years and older) and up to 5 children from the same household
    • 10% discount at the Academy Shop and Academy Cafe
    • Closed on Mondays
  • Brooklyn Botanical Garden

    • Grants free general admission for 2 adults and accompanying children 17 and under
    • 10% discount in gift shop and cafe
  • The Frick Collection

    • Grants free admission for 4 people
    • Children under ten are not admitted
    • Closed on Mondays
    • Please check website for holiday closures and limited hours
  • Grounds for Sculpture

    • Grants free admission for 4 people
    • Closed on Mondays (beginning September 3rd)
    • Library pass NOT valid on the following special event dates
      • 5/12 (Mother’s Day)
      • 9/22 (GFS Annual fundraiser – Epicurean Palette)
      • 11/28 (Thanksgiving)
      • 12/24 (Christmas Eve)
      • 12/25 (Christmas Day)
  • Morven Museum and Garden

    • Grants free admission for 4 people
    • 10% discount at the museum store and annual plant sale
    • Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Museum of Modern Art

    • Grants free admission for 5 adults and accompanying children 16 and under
    • May purchase up to 5 guest tickets for $5 each.
    • Discounts in gift shop and cafe
    • Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

    • Grants free general admission for 2 adults and 4 accompanying children 18 and under
    • Discount at the museum store and cafe
    • Closed on Mondays

*Check museum websites for schedule of holidays, days closed and hours

Reserve Museum Passes

  • Eligible Plainsboro cardholders may reserve each museum pass one time per month.
  • Call the Circulation Desk, 609-275-2897, with your Plainsboro Library barcode, or online here.

Check out and Return Museum Passes

  • For Brooklyn Botanical Garden and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts:
    • Museum passes must be picked up at the Circulation Desk.
    • The person must present the library card under whose name the pass was reserved.
    • Museum passes are checked out for 3 days, which includes the check-out day.
    • Museum passes must be returned to the Circulation Desk.
  • For The Academy of Natural Sciences, Frick Collection, Grounds for Sculpture, and Morven Museum and Garden:
    • Museum passes must be printed out or be presented digitally on a phone or device.
    • The name on the reservation must match ID presented at the museum.
    • Museum passes are valid for the single day of the reservation.
  • Museum passes cannot be renewed.

Late, Lost or Damaged Museum Passes

  • There will be a $20.00 late fee each day the pass is past due.  The maximum fine will not exceed $100.00.
  • The cardholder is responsible for the full replacement cost if the pass is lost or damaged.
    • Guggenheim – $500.00

No Shows and Cancellations

  • Museum pass reservations may be cancelled up to the day before the reservation date by calling the Circulation Desk 609-275-2897.
  • Museum passes not picked up are considered a “no show.”
  • Reservations cancelled on the reservation day or after are also considered a “no show.”
  • Due to high demand, 2 “no shows” in a 90 day period may result in a 3 month block on museum pass reservations.

For more information, please call the Circulation Desk at 609-275-2897.

The museum pass program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Plainsboro Public Library.

The Plainsboro Public Library offers notary services to Plainsboro residents and those who work in Plainsboro. Proof of current residency is required.

  • Notary Service is available Saturday & Sunday 10–4pm and Wednesday 4–8pm. Patrons must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled end time to ensure adequate time to process the paperwork.
  • Notary service is provided on a first-come, first serve basis during the scheduled times.
  • Valid photo identification is required of any patron seeking notary service.
  • Notary service is limited to three documents per person per day.
  • There will be a $2.00/per signature charge on each page including original documents and photocopy pages.
  • The library will not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from patrons. In order to serve as a witness, the witness must know the person whose document is being notarized and must be in possession of valid photo identification.
  • Foreign language documents cannot be notarized unless the notarial certificate itself is in English.
  • New Jersey law requires that a notary and the patron seeking notarization be able to communicate directly with each other. Library notaries are not permitted to make use of a translator.
  • Public documents that cannot be copied and notarized are birth certificates, death certificates and marriage certificates.
  • Notary service is not available for deeds, real estate closings, wills, living wills & trusts, which require legal knowledge.
  • In accordance with NJ notarial law, notaries will not provide service if the customer, document or circumstances raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, or doubt. The library notary may, at her sole discretion, decline to provide notary service.
  • Documents must be complete and must be signed in the presence of the notary.

Proposed and adopted by the Library Board of Trustees: April 3, 2012
Revised and adopted on May 6, 2014
Revised and adopted December 6, 2016

The Plainsboro Library provides exam proctoring services for anyone who is pursuing a traditional college degree, distance learning, or certification in a trade or specialty.


Students must pay $25.00 by cash or check at the time of exam.  The service must not involve any direct cost to the library.  Students and/or school administration is responsible for providing postage and any other expenses incurred.


  • Students wishing to be proctored must complete a proctor request form at least one week prior to the exam date. Arrangements must be made in advance so there is adequate time for the delivery of the exam.
  • Library staff will determine whether they have the available resources and/or can meet the technical requirements to proctor an exam and as such may decline the request. At any time, the Library may decline a request if there is not staff available.
  • Proctoring will be done by Plainsboro Public Library Reference Librarians or Reference Assistants. Students are responsible for contacting his/her institution to be sure that the library staff proctoring the exams meets criteria set by the institution.
  • Students are responsible to arrange for the delivery of the exam. The library cannot make arrangements for you.
  • Exams must be completed one hour before closing.
  • Some institutions require a proctor form to be filled out. Please email the form to at least one week in advance of the exam.
  • The library can provide computers for online tests.
  • Library staff must attend other duties and cannot be expected to personally oversee the test taker at all times.
  • Students must bring photo ID for verification at the time of the exam.
  • Plainsboro Library cannot be held responsible for lost exams, technological difficulties, or other emergencies.

Please notify the reference desk, 609- 275-2898, if you need to cancel or reschedule your exam time.

Proctor Application Form

Adopted September 4, 2018

Reference service is available whenever the library is open. We look forward to helping you in the library, on the phone or by email. Just ask! We can help you locate books and resources or guide you through more advanced, specialized queries. An exceptional array of online databases is available both in the library, and through this website.

Click here to review resources.
Some may require your library card number.

Our resources go far beyond the walls of Plainsboro Public Library. We are connected to larger reference referral networks and inter-library loan services. If we don’t have the materials or answers here, we’ll borrow them from/ or refer you to places that do!

The Quiet Study Room Policy is in place to insure fair and equitable Quiet Study Room access to members of the Plainsboro Community. By using a Quiet Study Room, you agree to follow this policy. The Plainsboro Public Library has 4 Quiet Study Rooms with a maximum capacity of four (4) persons per room. The Quiet Study Rooms are not intended for social gatherings, but rather are intended to provide a quiet area of study or similar work for individuals or small groups.


Click here for the complete study room policy and reservation information.

Tutors: please call 609-275-2898 for additional information.

Need a typewriter to complete that application? The Library has them for public use! How very retro!

Need A Better Way To Read?
We Can Help!

Plainsboro Library has partnered with the NJ State Library –Talking Book & Braille Center to offer this service. Anyone who has difficulty reading standard print or holding a book or turning the pages of a book may be eligible for TBBC’s no-cost services.


For more information click here:

If you still need assistance call or stop by the second floor reference desk. 609-275-2898