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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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476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City, NY 10018
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We enjoyed our visit to the NY library. The architecture alone makes it worth the stop. There is a nice gift shop with books, bags, book marks, puzzles etc to purchase.

Thank Darla V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you love art, architecture and literature then the is a ‘must visit’. Beautiful books housed in a glorious architectural home and time capsule of an increasingly bygone age. That said, learning and studying to better oneself will never go out of fashion. If you...More

Thank 67bosco
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to have a look. Missed the tour but that was perfectly fine, we could do with a self guided walk around the building. However there was this 20minute movie showing about the history of the library (free admission) - that was really good! It...More

Thank Christian B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The interior is amazing and the building is very beautiful outside too. Is a public library system in New York and there are no fees for visit it. There is a coffe shop and also small gift shops with handmade or custom items. Nearby is...More

Thank Cristina E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great spot to run of the craziness of New York, the architecture and interior design is really beautiful, entrance is free, nice to stop when you’re walking through the area and it’s really cold or hot lol. Enjoy read there in that magic place, I...More

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed yesterday

Must see! I was in the city Saturday with some of the family and one of the girls suggested we go in after walking around Bryant Park. Who knew that Bryant Park is over the books. So we go in and I'm thinking, we are...More

Thank thewoodchuck
Reviewed yesterday

Took the 11:00 free tour and saw spectacular rooms and then stayed later for a free exhibit. Visit the children's library downstairs and see the original bear which was the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh.

Thank FlintstonesJetsons
Reviewed 3 days ago

The New York Public Library is not only beautiful outside, the interior is amazing. The Rose reading room is as grand and stately as you'd imagine, but there are are wonderful smaller spaces to discover that are just as amazing. Check out the map room...More

Thank EuropeinNewYork
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great exhibit featuring 1960's counter-revolution documents, posters, & magazines currently going on for the Summer. The main branch library as architecture as grand as grand central station. Library is a NYC freebie no admission charge.

Thank oceanichl
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of my favorite libraries to work in. A real testament to civic philanthropy and a desire to give others the tools to improve their lives.

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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
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Response from Kara G | Reviewed this property |
They did discuss the Winnie the Pooh toys during the tour but there was no mention of them going on tour. I suppose anything is possible though. You can try sending them an email to ask about it on their website. It won’t... More
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Corinne S
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Response from BradJill | Reviewed this property |
Probably best to contact the library directly and ask. If you go to the New York City Public Library website. Thee is a 'Locations' tab at the top of the homepage, click there. You can then select which library you are... More
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Response from Rocio B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have checked and yes there is free wifi in all areas, during opening hours!
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