New York Public Library, New York City

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Admire the high marble arches and elegant pillars of one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks, New York Public Library. Situated in midtown Manhattan, the Beaux Arts structure serves as the flagship building of the New York Public Library system, containing a collection of over 6 million books. Take in the impressive carved ceiling, grand chandeliers, and ornate detailing of the famous Rose Main Reading Room, or take a seat outside and examine the building’s beautiful facade of carved marble. Stop by the library store to peruse the selection of antique books and library souvenirs. With our world travel planner, New York City attractions like New York Public Library can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • October 4, 2017
    On our last afternoon in NYC we were looking for something to do and walked through the library. Absolutely beautiful and free. The history was very interesting.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Was the scene of the SATC public library, watch freely during the reading, you can work. This is where can feel the atmosphere of the long think this library and historic building. I thought reading room a ceiling painted sky above are breathtakingly beautiful. Offers a free guided tour to the.
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  • October 4, 2017
    What a beautiful building. From the Lions and the fountains outside to the Marble portico. Take a minute to go upstairs and look around as well. Don't miss this great piece of NYC Architecture.  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    The librarians are excellent! The hours are great. I love this branch!
  • May 13, 2017
    I love this library - The staff are helpful and kind, it's great for every person in the community. Wonderful classes for children, teens and adults.
  • September 17, 2016
    Too small for Adults. Upper floor is not for those, age 19 and above . Beautiful, black stoned staircase. You may only climb to seek items, but not to sit-down.
  • June 20, 2016
    Muhlenberg is a good library, with conscientious librarians and support staff, tons of media, working PCs, and a dedication to serving the WHOLE community--even on rainy days!!
  • April 1, 2016
    I love libraries ! In this library you can find at view a good collection of DVDs and also not bad cooking books . Staff is friendly and the building is also nice.

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