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New York Public Library, New York City

4.2
#6 of 65 in Museums in New York City
Specialty Museum Museum
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 majestic façade, beautiful the Interior rooms. It also breathes a unique atmosphere. in particular in the main hall with its wooden desks, the dim lights of the lamps and the thousands of books that surround it. Attention just at closing time. around 1730 will begin to flow out to the exit. Not to be missed!
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  • We walked passed the museum going to and from the hotel. Liking architecture and having seen many movies with this museum in I just had to have a look. Love the place.  more »
  • Beautiful, historic, easy and fast to make the membership card to borrow books, just ID and proof of address you already have on a driver's license.
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  • The librarians are excellent! The hours are great. I love this branch!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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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