New York Public Library, New York City

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#6 of 65 in Museums in New York City
Admire the high marble arches and elegant pillars of one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks, New York Public Library. Situated in midtown Manhattan, the Beaux Arts structure serves as the flagship building of the New York Public Library system, containing a collection of over 6 million books. Take in the impressive carved ceiling, grand chandeliers, and ornate detailing of the famous Rose Main Reading Room, or take a seat outside and examine the building’s beautiful facade of carved marble. Stop by the library store to peruse the selection of antique books and library souvenirs. Put New York Public Library and other New York City attractions into our New York City tourist route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This is never going to be a day long trip....but a 30 minute look around an amazing building with grandiose architecture and reading rooms that hark back to a bygone era....all the while being a perfe...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This is truly an amazing place...the architecture, the books, archives etc. They always have a free exhibit that changes and is museum worthy. This time it was Love In Venice. They also show a free mo...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Nice surprise because we had some time, so we just walked. Everything is very imposing and well preserved. It's like in American movies with these large rooms filled with books and tables in wood in threads. To see
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  • July 5, 2017
    The librarians are excellent! The hours are great. I love this branch!
  • May 13, 2017
    I love this library - The staff are helpful and kind, it's great for every person in the community. Wonderful classes for children, teens and adults.
  • September 17, 2016
    Too small for Adults. Upper floor is not for those, age 19 and above . Beautiful, black stoned staircase. You may only climb to seek items, but not to sit-down.
  • June 20, 2016
    Muhlenberg is a good library, with conscientious librarians and support staff, tons of media, working PCs, and a dedication to serving the WHOLE community--even on rainy days!!
  • April 1, 2016
    I love libraries ! In this library you can find at view a good collection of DVDs and also not bad cooking books . Staff is friendly and the building is also nice.

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