New York Public Library, New York City

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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. With our world travel planner, New York City attractions like New York Public Library can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • They have so many things to look at here from books and amazing collections to special little exhibits. I was so excited when I saw they had a collection of Shelley's work as well as his contemporarie...  more »
  • everyone knows the importance of this place for New York City it is impressive by its architecture a lot of foreign tourists or Americans come take a look at all these halls studious footprints freedom
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  • A beautiful, impressive and historical library in NY. Nice to drop in to look. The building is beautiful from the inside.
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  • The librarians are excellent! The hours are great. I love this branch!
  • 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.
  • The best library in this state of New York.
  • 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.
  • 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!!

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