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476 5th Ave (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building), New York, NY 10018, United States
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    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
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    • 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
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    Marta G.
    "Wonderful free tour around the library, excellent guide!"(13 Tips)
    Carmen N.
    "Check out the map room in addition to the Rose Main Reading Room."(9 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)

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  • Neslihan S.

    One word.. It's perfect!

    Neslihan Savas · 4 days ago
  • Tayyare F.

    İconic building. Must ser

    Tayyare Flying · 1 week ago
  • Antonio Luiz

    Entrada é gratuita, vale. Pena explorar, tem um pequeno museu dentro.

    Antonio Luiz · 1 week ago
  • Gonzalo V.

    Hermoso edificio antiguo, imperdible. Tiene wifi gratis.

    Gonzalo Valle · 2 weeks ago
  • Diego F.

    The main room will be opened in 2016

    Diego Fernández · 2 weeks ago
  • Alex M.

    Unbelievable place for the book lovers.

    Alex M. · 2 weeks ago
  • Marco D.

    Be respectful of others if you are taking pictures, turn shutter off and don't use flash

    Marco Donjuan · 3 weeks ago
  • Jacob F.

    Follow signs to the South Court and go down. See where the stone changes from polished white to rough black? It’s the leftover foundation from a giant block-sized pyramid called the Croton reservoir.

    Jacob Ford · 3 weeks ago
  • Laura B.

    Such a fascinating atmosphere...

    Laura Bonelli · 3 weeks ago
  • Marina B.

    Great free wifi

    Marina Burity · 3 weeks ago
  • H Sarper


    H Sarper · September 11
  • Mauricio F.

    Muy linda la arquitectura. interesante lugar.

    Mauricio Fernández Lugo · September 10
  • Jorge P.

    Un lugar precioso digno de un palacio pero es una librería con unos terminados espectaculares y donde podrás encontrar una Biblia guttenberg y estar en las salas históricas como la judía

    Jorge Padilla · September 8
  • Ilana S.


    Ilana Sztaimberg · September 6
  • Charles G.

    Beautiful building. Visit the Maparium. You can stop here and use WiFi and charge your devices.

    Charles Guerrero · September 6
  • Luciana C.

    A biblioteca infantil é um lugar super bacana pra levar os pequenos - o espaço é muito lúdico e as crianças se apaixonam pelos livros!

    Luciana C. · September 3
  • Ali Rıza D.

    👍🇹🇷hello from in turkey

  • Vicente M.

    Una fantástica obra de arquitectura. Destaca la Biblia de Guttemberg

    Vicente Martinez · August 26
  • Jillian B.

    You can't actually go in the library parts, which I understand but am still disappointed.

    Jillian Burnickas · August 26
  • Zé Renato C.

    Ótimos espaços de estudo.

    Zé Renato Cella · August 23
  • Elizabeth

    The children's reading room was fun for the kids. The main reading room was closed for restoration.

    Elizabeth · August 21
  • Neide S.


    Neide Senzi · August 19
  • Liliana B.

    Such a nice place to spend time there is free wifi if you need it

    Liliana Benitez · August 16
  • Sandra O.

    Que maravilla ver una biblioteca en donde leer sigue siendo lo principal. Los libros historicos es maravilloso verlos.

  • Primo T.

    Outra grandiosidade maravilhosa contruída nos tempos de ouro da arquitetura.

    Primo Tacca Neto · August 3
  • Elba F.

    Muy padre el lugar! Lástima que estaba cerrado uno de los salones principales. No te pierdas echarle un vistazo a la Biblia Gutemberg.

    Elba Flrs · August 2
  • Bill O.

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

    Bill O'Leary · July 25
  • Leman A.

    Bina çok güzel..insanlar çok saygılı.

    Leman Altuntaş · July 24
  • Tori P.

    Serene and beautiful.

    Tori Parente · July 24
  • Tunke L.

    Great gift store, they sell lovely and original books.

    Tunke Lauriks · July 22
  • 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!!!

  • Alice A.

    ❤❤❤❤ passaria o dia todo.

    Alice Araujo · July 18
  • Josefinne P.

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

  • 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.

  • Ayse O.

    Sessizlik ve huzur

    Ayse O. G . · July 15
  • Ayse O.

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

    Ayse O. G . · July 15
  • Tony S.

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

    Tony Stark · July 15
  • R J.

    Lugar apacible donde relajarse

    R J · July 7
  • 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 · July 7
  • Marsha T.

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

    Marsha Tyszler · July 2
  • Ashley V.

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

    Ashley Velazquez · June 27
  • 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
  • Debra D.

    Public Eye, 175 years of sharing photography.

    Debra DeBoise · June 24
  • Edwulf

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

    Edwulf · June 22
  • 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
  • Silvina G.

    Tiene wifi gratis

  • Felix G.

    It is beautiful inside, nice place to relax

  • 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
  • Karl F.

    Great exhibitions and amazing architecture

    Karl Forbin · May 30
  • Rodrigo A.

    Quiet to study

    Rodrigo Artavia · May 27

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