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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“reading room” (356 reviews)
“bryant park” (544 reviews)
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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 books"
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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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"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were actually visiting Bryant park when we spotted the Public Library and decided to go in. They have a 60s exhibit that is worth the trip, specially if you see the similarities in the social context then and now. Plan at least an hour...More

Thank Greg F
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the most beautiful library I have ever seen!!!! Very useful and loads of books and facilities to use. I can reading in this library long long time. Amazing!

Thank caramelgirl99
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Reviewed yesterday

If walls could talk! Even the street, walking up to the library with all the plaques embedded in it feels magical. The street has its own stories to tell.

Thank Tasquia S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved stopping here! I just took it all in. I love libraries though. I was imaging the history. I was imagining all of the people that have been through this great place. Just like in the movies, it's gorgeous. The staff is friendly, and...More

Thank benzslkgirl
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The library has books of course..but, has a fine architecture in building, excellent lamps and statues just at every entrance..it is a place of Natural History, not just a library..

Thank DrValliappan
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a nice old building, but walking through isn’t a must do on the list. We love libraries and wanted to check out the old books, but everything is roped off and the odour in some of the rooms is overpowering.

Thank Lis1405
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped @ the Library with our kids just to see the beautiful architecture - and our kids went to the kids area of the library to look at books. We then we walked around a bit. There was a free exhibit the week we...More

Thank meamaam
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did an audio tour & you can go at your own pace. Definitely worth a visit to see the reading rooms.

Thank Carley P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First New York library we went to was near the Lincoln Center. Didn’t realize we wanted to be at the Bryant Park location. Don’t miss this place if you like cool architecture and murals. I’m oblivious to some things and found out later this is...More

Thank Mary J
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As a family we enjoyed our visit to NY public library. Timber interior and the paintings of the sky and clouds on the ceilings were beautiful. The library shop is amazing so many cool things to look and buy. Well worth the visit plus when...More

Thank Cwatsonandtravel
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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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