Jefferson Market Library
Jefferson Market Library
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10:00 - 20:00
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
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Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighbourhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighbourhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
How to get there
  • 14th St / 6th Ave • 5 min walk
  • 6th Ave • 5 min walk
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traveltheworld012
Rochester, MN13,838 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
On the way walking to Greenwich Village area, we encountered this building. It is an amazing work of architecture. It is a highly Victorian Gothic style. It was originally a courthouse and now a library. It is on the list of historical building and has a plaque commemorating this. This building was slated to be demolished in the 1950s, and it took until 1963 to finally convince the people that it should be saved. It was the work of Margot Gayle, a Democratic activist that worked to get the clock in the tower running again, which led to the mayor pitching in to help save the building.
Written 25 January 2024
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adventix
Boston, MA1,646 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
A bit small but has a lot of character. Used to be a court house. has a main floor, upper floor and reading room in the basement with rotating exhibitions. Stairs and elevator available. free entrance.
Written 4 January 2024
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,463 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
The Jefferson Market library is an excellent building from the outside but very run down inside. The gardens beside it are nice. Worth a photo of the facade.
Written 26 January 2023
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Rachel M
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand37 contributions
Oct 2022
Went here in Early October 2022 and it was open! Gorgeous old building and lovely inside. Special place to have as a library
Written 22 October 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,463 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
Jefferson Market Library is a wonderful and colourful building in the village. It’s an interesting design and under refurbishment.
Written 6 February 2022
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD12,083 contributions
Feb 2020
This was a very disappointing stop during our New York City trip from Maryland. In the pouring rain, we made our way to see this library, only to find out that the 2nd and 3rd floors were closed for renovations. It would have been nice if they had put that information on their website. So, the only rooms we could see were the children’s room on the main level and the lower level that had books for adults.
Written 12 February 2020
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BHUANG69
New Providence, NJ1,250 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
People working here are nice. The place is quite and warm in winter. We came here in a sunny yet cold winter morning and the stained glasses caught the sun light and we were in awe. I do wish this place has a bathroom for patrons to use. It's not convenient to have to go to the coffee shops to use the rest room every hour.
Written 13 February 2019
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Lavarcham
Poulton Le Fylde, UK3,477 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Wonderful that this splendid landmark with its Venetian Gothic style spires and turrets was saved from destruction by dedicated local campaigners. In the past, the tower had a bell to warn of fire. It was a court house for a period but now has been converted into a library. We sat for a while in the charming reading room on the top floor to contemplate and plan for the rest of the day. It was pretty full and the atmosphere was a blend of quiet relaxation and industrious effort. Good to see it is so popular and well used.
Written 4 January 2019
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Cassysj
Brooklyn, NY276 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
The only reason I'm not giving terrible is because of the unique building and Sunday hours I have been in dozens of libraries in Manhattan and several in Brooklyn and Queens and have never come across one that had a children's bathroom but no adult bathroom. It is a PUBLIC library and I find that outrageous. I'm all for libraries that have the space to have a separate children's one to do so for safety but if you only have one library for the public then it should be for everyone.
Written 16 July 2017
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Anthony P
Charleston, SC2,384 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
We came here on a geocaching mission and were again happily surprised to find some amazing local culture. This library was a 19th Century Courthouse, used as such until the 1940s. Like the main courtroom is now an adult reading room. The woodwork and stonework are amazing. The stained glass is stunning and the stairwells and basement definitely give one the feel of a courthouse, not a library. Mae West was prosecuted here for indecency, and was sentenced to time out on Roosevelt Island! The women's prison was actually located next door where the beautiful garden is now located.

Anyway, the architecture on this place is stunning and a reminder of why New York is a top destination! Definitely recommend a visit!
Written 25 June 2017
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