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New York Public Library, New York City

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4.6/5 based on 8,500+ reviews on the web
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. Put New York Public Library and other New York City attractions into our New York City tourist route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The monument filled with history, it was not always a library... Of the reading room are a available to visitors, you'll find yourself in the middle of student full duties. A good way to ask with a book for resting some kilometres in the day
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  • Well worth taking a walk by here and maybe especially the Rose-lesesalen. Anyway; powerful build with a lot of Nice to look at.
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  • We went inside to see this marvelous building. It's as impressive as The Met building! We looked around a little, but didn't have time for an in-depth viewing. 
  • Are you kidding me? This library is horrible... 1. This library is located in the most expensive borough in New York but their computers are older then hyroglyphics. 2. Alot of the staff members are rude (especially alot of the security guards. 3. This Library closes way too early. 4. You dont get enough time on the computer. 5. There arent enough plugs to charge your phones. Queens Library is much better.
  • One of the most famous libraries in the United States the main branch of the New York Public Library is a beautiful monument to reading in the middle of busy Manhattan. The reading room on the third floor is a gorgeous room if you need a place to get things done in quiet surroundings. They always have a new exhibition of interesting articles of history including the original stuffed animals that were the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh! Although there is no circulating library at this branch (meaning books can not be checked out), there is a children's library which allows for returns of books already checked out.
  • Housed in an architectural masterpiece, The New York Public Library is one of the most amazing historical landmark I’ve visited. The interior of the NYPL is even more amazing! The grand staircase here leads into a grander lobby and even more opulent reading rooms. Reading rooms at the New York Public Library are amazing. But I do notice overabundant camera clicking is frowned upon. Some rooms, especially the Rose Main Reading Room that often sets a scene in movies, photography is not permitted altogether. Which isn’t a bad thing. Gives you more time to look up, enjoy the beautiful interior and soak in the culture.
  • Unbelievably beautiful library, that deserves the historic landmark distinction. The outside is incredible the every room inside in more amazing the the last. Worth a spot by. I just wish I could so some studying in one of the quiet rooms!
  • As one of the city's many landmarks, the New York Public Library is a true gem. It has a gorgeous interior with historical artifacts including the Gutenberg Bible! Admission is free, so there's really no excuse not to look around. Be sure to visit the reading room!
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