Welcome to the New Second Floor

In 2015, the Princeton Public Library embarked on an ambitious project to adapt their second floor to meet the changing needs of the community. In 2017, the project became a reality with the opening the New Second Floor. The $3 million project was funded by private gifts as part of the 2Reimagine campaign. bfi was proud to be part of this prestigious project.

Working in conjunction with Andrew Berman Architects, bfi helped design and furnish the second floor of the Princeton Library.

With new spaces for quiet reading, collaborative work, instruction and programming, the new second floor is equipped for 21st century library users.

Some of the highlights of the second floor includes an expanded state-of-the-art Technology Center for instruction, a Technology Commons area with public use computers, a laptop lending program, and a faster digital infrastructure.

Five of their nine study rooms on the second floor have been outfitted with enhanced technology, including collaboration software and 55" HD televisions, so guests can collaborate efficiently and effectively.

The client was extremely pleased with how the project turned out.

"The community loves their new library spaces. It was thrilling to see a lecture in the newsroom, classes being taught in the tech center, the study rooms and collaboration software in use, the built-in benches being enjoyed, a packed computer commons, folks powering up everywhere, a story time at the fireside sofas, customers navigating the collection, and the Vitra sofas occupied with all generations of library users!"
"Thank you for all of your hard work, vision and teamwork. The project is both beautiful and functional. Yay - we made it to the finish line!" - Janet Simon

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