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Brooklyn Public Library--Main Branch

Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
+1 718-780-7700
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The main entrance is definitely worth studying

A lovely building with a great coffee shop inside.....and lots of books! We were there whilst my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TravellerDevizes
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Devizes, United Kingdom
Awesome library

I love this library because it is huge and has something for everyone. The computer room has over... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
bkhoney29
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New York City, New York
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Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely building with a great coffee shop inside.....and lots of books! We were there whilst my son & daughter-in-law were applying for our new baby grandson's passport as that is where the office is. As we weren't there as "tourists" there is not much...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I love this library because it is huge and has something for everyone. The computer room has over thirty plus HP computes inside for public use.

Thank bkhoney29
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is an absolute treasure to see. There are floors of books and reference materials. Rare books, separate rooms for different subject matter, helpful staff.. A terrific source of information.

Thank Lillie H
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This library is massive. It's beautiful from the outside and grand inside. The children's library is not to be missed. I got lost for an hour in the Brooklyn reference area...these books aren't circulated, so I hung out and read in this room. Staff are...More

Thank redfishkb
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Funding for libraries is mandatory in any community as it is not the same of being alone in a room on the internet. Now with the bizarre anti-human administration that seeks to cut off internet neutralty, we have no idea what our access to information...More

Thank larrydeluxe7
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This is the the main branch of the Brooklyn Public LibrAry system. You can reserve a meeting room, make recordings, conducted research, reserve books, obtain a passport, and IDNYC.

Thank Gail M
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Very good show with informative introduction and a real person plying the piano as they did when the films first came out. Shows are once a month for 3 months twice a year in the spring and thew fall.

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Wonderful institution in a gorgeous building, an art deco masterpiece. Very well-maintained and well-staffed. Keep up the good work!

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I usually visit this library about once a month or more. I go for myself and my grandchildren. They have a lot to offer other than books. The activities for children are amazing. The children seem to be inspired. For adults, the activities are just...More

Thank Marilyn G
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a very nice library. If this library does not have your book, they can get it for you. Convenient travel by bus.

Thank sean1209
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Teddy_Llong
24 October 2017|
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Response from James L | Reviewed this property |
The NYPL Main Branch is an excellent library and the staff is helpful. I've spent considerable time at both the NYPL Main Branch and the Brooklyn Public Library. I would say visit both places and decide for yourself which is... More
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lorna p
26 July 2017|
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Response from awalkinpeace | Reviewed this property |
There are classes for adult education. I don't know the specifics of what that entails.
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Harold U
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Response from sirenazulclaro | Reviewed this property |
Yes agree with other reviewers, the 2/3 downtown train to Grand Army Plaza from 34th Street and 7th Ave train station
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