New York Public Library

New York Public Library

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476 5th Ave (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building), New York, NY 10018, United States
Hours:
Open until 8:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Thu–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

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    Carmen N.
    "Check out the map room in addition to the Rose Main Reading Room."(8 Tips)
    Sharon U.
    "The Rose Reading Room at the NYPL is a must see!"(8 Tips)
    Dimitar V.
    "Don't miss the Gutenberg Bible"(6 Tips)
    O'Grady
    "architecture along with millions of books....definitely a place"(23 Tips)

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  • Bill O.

    Astounding number of young laptop people busy tapping away...but at what?

    Bill O'Leary · 3 days ago
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  • Leman A.

    Bina çok güzel..insanlar çok saygılı.

    Leman Altuntaş · 4 days ago
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  • Tori P.

    Serene and beautiful.

    Tori Parente · 4 days ago
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  • Tunke L.

    Great gift store, they sell lovely and original books.

    Tunke Lauriks · 5 days ago
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  • Michael F.

    I work from here everyday. It's the most beautiful home for books I've ever been in. Lots of little places to study and get work done. Free wifi all day!!!

    Michael Fernandez · 1 week ago
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  • Alice A.

    ❤❤❤❤ passaria o dia todo.

    Alice Araujo · 1 week ago
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  • Josefinne P.

    Lugar incrível e surpreendente. Vale a pena visitar as exposições que ocorrem no térreo.

    Josefinne Pacheco · 1 week ago
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  • JC M.

    Go to the map collection room on the ground floor and ask about "Building Inspector." The foundations of historically accurate #VR worlds are being built there and you can pitch in too.

    JC Martinez-Sifre · 1 week ago
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  • Ayse O.

    Sessizlik ve huzur

    Ayse O. G . · 1 week ago
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  • Ayse O.

    Biz daha bos buldugumuz yere avm kondurmaya devam edelim.. Boyle bakakaliriz iste.

    Ayse O. G . · 1 week ago
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  • Tony S.

    if it's your first time here, don't be afraid to ask for information

    Tony Stark · 1 week ago
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  • R J.

    Lugar apacible donde relajarse

    R J · 3 weeks ago
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  • Alan x.

    La sala principal está cerrada por una caída del techo pero vale la pena rondar por sus pasillos. ES GRATIS!

    Alan x el mundo · 3 weeks ago
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  • Marsha T.

    Exhibits, tours, events, stacks, 100% accessible, outdoor spaces

    Marsha Tyszler · 3 weeks ago
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  • Ashley V.

    Worst library I have ever seen. Poor selection. Plenty of unsanitary characters.

    Ashley Velazquez · June 27
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  • Shalyn H.

    Great studying spot despite the tourists. Fast and stable wifi. The guards do prevent people from bringing drinks into the reading rooms.

    Shalyn Huang · June 27
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  • Debra D.

    Public Eye, 175 years of sharing photography.

    Debra DeBoise · June 24
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  • Edwulf

    Paradise!!!! Be sure to visit main reading room. Be quiet and no flash please!

    Edwulf · June 22
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  • katty m.

    Book Review: China and the Overseas Chinese -- In every country and every city, there will always be a China town. These streets are not only famous for its Chinese people and food... Read more

    katty mcqueen · June 15
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  • Ozan M.

    Download the AutoDuel app on appstore and compare your favorite cars performance data!https://appsto.re/i6LP8DZ

    Ozan M. · June 8
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  • Silvina G.

    Tiene wifi gratis

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  • Felix G.

    It is beautiful inside, nice place to relax

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  • Harry

    Must see in NY. I'm not usually the one to visit libraries but this one is worth it! Just wonder around and admire the architectural features and decorations in the various rooms

    Harry · June 3
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  • Karl F.

    Great exhibitions and amazing architecture

    Karl Forbin · May 30
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  • Rodrigo A.

    Quiet to study

    Rodrigo Artavia · May 27
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  • Andrea T.

    The arts and architecture room is the best choice for working

    Andrea TK · May 27
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  • Scott G.

    Great place to get quiet work done, power outlets and good chairs... As long as you don't mind the tourists occasionally walking through.

    Scott Gellman · May 27
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  • Nicolas E.

    Main room was closed and opposite one reserved, no luck.

    Nicolas Evens · May 23
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  • PureWow

    The fourth largest library in the world, the NYPL holds more than 53 million items and was built over 12 years using 530,000 cubic feet of marble. Read more

    PureWow · May 11
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  • Eduardo B.

    El interior es fantástico sus pinturas de la parte alta y además internet gratis

    Eduardo Benavides · April 28
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  • Celia N.

    Beautiful building. Try not to disturb much as people are studying and reading. They also have free exhibitions.

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  • Eva

    Wonderful library; interesting tour.

    Eva · April 24
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  • Booie

    Love how its an architectural maserpiece

    Booie · April 17
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  • Louis M.

    Lot of reconstruction when I went (April 2015) not much to do or see.

    Louis Matta · April 14
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  • Lloyd G.

    Step into history and soak in the incredible architecture.

    Lloyd G · April 9
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  • Booie

    You can go inside and marvel at the grandeur of the architecture .... Specially on the 3rd floor

    Booie · April 9
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  • lizbeth h.

    Tiene unos murales y techos impresionantes !

    lizbeth hernandez · March 27
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  • Fernanda M.

    El Paraíso! 😍😍😍

    Fernanda Muleiro · March 24
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  • Leandro V.

    Amazing place! The architecture is beautiful, they have nice exhibitions and quiet places to read.

    Leandro Vicente · March 20
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  • Nadia C.

    Amazing place to get work done + great resources

    Nadia Chilmonik · March 20
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  • Karl B.

    Such beautiful architecture. Also be sure to stop by the bookstore on the third floor. Lots of high quality mementoes and Americana there.

    Karl B · March 17
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  • elizabeth n.

    Check out the AMAZING print collection. It is the largest and best in the US.

    elizabeth nehlich · March 11
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  • Carlos M.

    À Biblioteca mais linda q já conheci. Vale mt a pena conhecer

    Carlos Mancini · March 4
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  • justa g.

    Great photography exhibit.

    justa gypsy · March 1
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  • 🍚

    Beautiful library. Could spend hours exploring the building itself. Definitely worth going to as. New Yorker too. Not just a tourist attraction

    🍚 · March 1
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  • Mark H.

    Do the free tours!

    Mark H · February 25
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  • chiara

    Spettacolare !

    chiara · February 17
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  • Nayara M.

    Nice place to stay or work for a long time

    Nayara Mota · February 13
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  • Brett G.

    Yell "Get 'er" and run out screaming.

    Brett Garwood · February 10
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  • Cecilia J.

    Nice building with great exhibition in there ! However there are too many tourists there !

    Cecilia J. · February 9
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