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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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Reviewed today

Wow, suh a magnificent building, all the marble, beautiful floors and ceilings, artwork, etc .... and of course: BOOKS! A dream for any person doing research on any matter. Very impressive!

Thank 8joan
Reviewed today via mobile

Apart from that, this place is amazing. Its free which is good for New York. The architecture is great. The rooms are amazing. The empire state is visible from rooms. You won't find a library like this elsewhere. Go. See.

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Reviewed yesterday

If you love architecture and old books, this is the place to visit on 5th Ave and 42nd street. Every floor is lovely, but there is even a room where the books are so rare they are taken out by the curators with white gloves...More

Thank Keren B
Reviewed yesterday

Just like all the films you have seen. A huge working library with helpful staff and signs a calm place to sit for a while

Thank Bettyboo999
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a nice gem in the middle of the 5th Avenue. There aren’t many rooms you can access but the main library is impressive. It is worth a visit

Thank Angi P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As soon as you enter the main entrance you can recall how many times it has been used in American movies, a beautiful designed and decorated Library . Well worth a visit and free admission.

Thank bobchambers1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting to see the architecture and work inside the building. The ceilings are really the things to see.

Thank YoureMyButterhalf
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth exploring, they do tours twice a day. The research room is huge and you might have seen it on tv or in some films. Just don’t build like this anymore. It’s a nice area to have coffee and lunch in.

Thank 968ChrisS
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow! What a library it feels like a museum A must see when in New York, it has several floors, just go and see it.

Thank Siciliana555
Reviewed 4 days ago

So, this is the thing; beautiful place, in which some come to study and read but most of the people going in are tourists and somehow they do not know to to behave in a public library, but they are very irritating with the photographing...More

Thank chris n
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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