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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. 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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  • Sobriety from the moment you enter, cute is what you look at, very careful structure, definitely recommended!
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  • Some people might just view the outside and walk on by, but please go inside!!! This is the most beautiful library I have ever seen! The Reading Room is breathtaking! I also loved going downstairs to ...  more »
  • The building and architecture are beautiful. was so surreal walking through the building taking in the history and seeing it currently being used. Simply amazing!  more »
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  • A smaller branch often with lots of people but usually quiet.
  • 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!!
  • Decent selection for a smaller branch.
  • 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.