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476 5th Ave (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building), New York, NY 10018, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (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

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    Sung won L.
    The rose reading room is one of the bet places in the city to study.(8 Tips)
    Carmen N.
    Check out the map room in addition to the Rose Main Reading Room.(7 Tips)
    H B.
    Go to the New York public library and see the Gutenberg bible.(6 Tips)
    Booie
    Love how its an architectural maserpiece(19 Tips)

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  • Rodrigo A.

    Quiet to study

    Rodrigo Artavia · 13 hours ago
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  • Andrea T.

    The arts and architecture room is the best choice for working

    Andrea TK · 13 hours ago
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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 · 16 hours ago
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  • Nicolas E.

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

    Nicolas Evens · 4 days ago
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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 · 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Kindle B.

    Best book available here for you on different genres Read more

    Kindle Books · April 21
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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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  • Emilio C.

    The inside of this place is awesome. There are way more laptops out than books!

    Emilio C · February 6
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  • Marcel C.

    Impossível não lembrar do filme dos Caça Fantasmas. (ghostbusters)

    Marcel Campos · February 5
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  • Melissa K.

    Go for the free tour! An easy way to get a glimpse of some of the most beautiful aspects of the building.

    Melissa Kania · February 3
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  • Hoang Son D.

    Make sure you take the free audio tour.

    Hoang Son Dao · January 29
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  • Lydia B.

    Simply amazed but the entire building!

    Lydia Berkennou · January 26
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  • Tara D.

    Always a great place to take visitors...and a great place to attempt to study! Best architecture around.

    Tara Dîana · January 19
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  • Victoria D.

    Tourists can get a free membership for 3 days just in a few minutes!

    Victoria Dim · January 18
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  • Dominique L.

    A good place to stop when it is cold outside, books optional

    Dominique Lecomte · January 17
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  • Calvyn d.

    The Dorot Jewish Division cosy nook to study.

    Calvyn du Toit · January 16
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  • Víctor @.

    WiFi gratuito, salas para leer, reunirse y trabajar. Si no produces algo aquí es porque no quieres.

    Víctor @pinedauno · January 13
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  • Tin K.

    Rose Reading Room temporarily closed (until Spring, they say).

    Tin Kadoic · January 10
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  • Kurt K.

    The Art of Learning

    Kurt Kelly · December 31, 2014
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  • Tara S.

    The names of the lions are Patience and Perseverance.

    Tara Spach · December 31, 2014
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  • Lucie K.

    Carrie and Mr.Big got (almost) married here!! :) magical place

    Lucie Kleckova · December 29, 2014
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  • Lily

    Warning: there are no books here. I repeat, this is not a lending library.

    Lily · December 28, 2014
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  • John P.

    The main reading room is temporarily closed. As an interim measure, the Library is accommodating patrons in smaller rooms on the second floor

    John Paterakis · December 24, 2014
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  • Sooa

    Squeeky floors.

    Sooa · December 24, 2014
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  • Joe G.

    Watching the white girls fight over plugs in the reading room so they can recharge their phones is HILARIOUS!

    Joe Guendert · December 23, 2014
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  • Minguz

    Bellissima ma la sala principale è chiuda per lavori di ristrutturazione fino a primavera 2015

    Minguz · December 17, 2014
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  • Tom M.

    Check out the Christmas tree!!!!!

    Tom Mansfield · December 14, 2014
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  • Bogdan S.

    Two-story underground book vault.The first level holds research materials, including rare books and manuscripts, available by request in the Reading Room. The second hold research books

    Bogdan Seredyak · November 29, 2014
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  • Erin M.

    The while library

    Erin McMahon · November 17, 2014
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  • Douglas E.

    Suba até o último andar. Pinturas lindíssimas em uma das salas de leitura...

    Douglas Evaristo · November 9, 2014
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