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New York Public Library

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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
+1 212-930-0800
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All reviews beautiful building reading room bryant park winnie the pooh map room gutenberg bible children's section children's books book lovers free tour new york stuffed animals gift shop amazing architecture worth a visit on display fifth avenue
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Reviewed today

It's been in many a film and we had to see it for ourselves. I can't believe all those people still researching and working amidst all the tourists taking photos and generally being annoying :/

Thank Hhound
Reviewed yesterday

The art on display inside the library is amazing. And the architecture of the building is beautiful.

Thank AussyLady
Reviewed yesterday

It only requires about half an hour but it would be a real pity to miss this architectural marvel which also pays tribute to the cultural aspirations of Americans in the past. A privilege and pleasure to be able to wander around (and still well...More

Thank Melvyn E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a stunningly beautiful building inside and out. The staff who work there, be it on security or in the gift shop are downright rude. Actually ruined our experience.

Thank Sarah-JaneSW
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on a Saturday, the same weekend as the NY marathon. It was really busy. We took the FREE tour offered by the library (walk in the main entrance and head left to the information desk). It's a gorgeous library and great tour but...More

Thank Bookish_B
Reviewed 3 days ago

an oasis of books, calm, where time slows down and you can work in peace; such a great library, better in the mornings

Thank NorthStar48837784832
Reviewed 3 days ago

Located in one of the trendiest areas of the city, the library is rich in architectural beauty and history.

Thank DipuKV
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just go and soak in the atmosphere, the fine craftsmanship, and architecture. A great visit, a well used public library, well worthy of your time.

Thank Alan O
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is what all other libraries strive to be. As grand as the avenue it proudly sits - - and don't worry you are protected by spectacular lion sculptures Patience and Fortitude

Thank 384deano
Reviewed 4 days ago

….WHICH MAKES MY RATING 5 OUT OF 10 Plenty of reviews down-page mention the great architecture, extensive facilities and good service available here. But my major interest was in finding a PC I could access – something I often do at public libraries when traveling....More

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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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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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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