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New York Public Library

476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-930-0800
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Two marble lions mark the entrance to this Beaux Arts masterpiece, a National Historic Landmark containing more than six million books.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City, NY 10018
Midtown
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"beautiful building"
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"reading room"
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"bryant park"
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"winnie the pooh"
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"map room"
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"gutenberg bible"
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"children's section"
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"book lovers"
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"free tour"
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"new york"
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"gift shop"
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"amazing architecture"
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Reviewed today

The stunning architecture - the soaring ceilings and wide staircases - unbelievable!! I took a free guided tour (after having walked the building earlier by myself) and it was great to learn about the history about the place.

Thank 22Senior_travels
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoy visiting the Stephen A. Schwarzman Public Library (free entry) in front of Bryant Park during visits to NYC. This is a nice opportunity to view a rare example of impressive Beaux-Arts architecture in America as well as beautiful library rooms and quality temporary...More

Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I almost feel like this place should be a museum. The architecture of the building inside and out is amazing. The ceiling on the top floor is so intricate, you can't help but walk around staring at the ceiling. If you've been walking all day,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter and I have been to New York several times but never took the time to tour the Library. This last trip though we wanted a little break from the cold and decided to wonder around. I'm so glad we did, the architecture is...More

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth checking ahead and going on a tour. Sure you can walk around on your own but the tour gives so much more insight and it’s time well spent.

Thank thatwayorthis
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous building inside and out. Some rooms are out of bounds for tourists. There's a short film telling you about the Library ask someone for directions once in side.

Thank Yorkybarkid107
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Reviewed 3 days ago

These two lions guard a treasure-trove of books and information. The massive floors and stacks of boks are impressive. There is a great gift shop there too. Pick a subject and take the time and read some information on it!

Thank DR186
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Definately worth a visit and a stroll around. The interior and especially the ceilings are quite stunning.

Thank Imagesbymartin
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This stop was recommended by a guide and it was well with the visit - and it’s free. It’s a very impressive building with some nice artwork and an impressive ceiling in the Rose room. I also found that there was an interesting exhibition going...More

Thank DaphneTB
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With a visit but not a must see. It’s huge and beautiful. Nice to see cause it’s been in a couple of movies.

Thank Rebecca W
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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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