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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  • Walked into this looking for Bathroom by Bryant park and ended up spending about an hour looking at the architecture and the reading rooms. Beautiful decor and really cool history. One of the largest ...  more »
  • What a rare delight to see people reading books instead of screens (sure there are plenty of those in there too). The iconic reading rooms you will have seen in films are beautiful and wooden. In the ...  more »
  • This is where one of the scenes of the movie Ghostbusters was shot. High recommend a visit if you're off the correct vintage.  more »
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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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