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Library · Midtown East
476 5th Ave (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building), New York, NY 10018, United States
Open until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Thu–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    • 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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  • 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. · 19 hours ago
  • Ali Rıza D.

    👍🇹🇷hello from in turkey

    Ali Rıza Doghim ✈ · 1 week ago
  • Vicente M.

    Una fantástica obra de arquitectura. Destaca la Biblia de Guttemberg

    Vicente Martinez · 1 week ago
  • Jillian B.

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

    Jillian Burnickas · 1 week ago
  • Zé Renato C.

    Ótimos espaços de estudo.

    Zé Renato Cella · 1 week ago
  • Elizabeth

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

    Elizabeth · 1 week ago
  • Neide S.


    Neide Senzi · 2 weeks ago
  • Liliana B.

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

    Liliana Benitez · 2 weeks ago
  • Sandra O.

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

    Sandra Ontiveros Rubio · 3 weeks ago
  • 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
  • Andrea T.

    The arts and architecture room is the best choice for working

    Andrea TK · May 27
  • 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
  • Nicolas E.

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

    Nicolas Evens · May 23
  • 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
  • Eduardo B.

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

    Eduardo Benavides · April 28
  • Celia N.

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

  • Eva

    Wonderful library; interesting tour.

    Eva · April 24
  • Booie

    Love how its an architectural maserpiece

    Booie · April 17
  • Louis M.

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

    Louis Matta · April 14
  • Lloyd G.

    Step into history and soak in the incredible architecture.

    Lloyd G · April 9
  • Booie

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

    Booie · April 9
  • lizbeth h.

    Tiene unos murales y techos impresionantes !

    lizbeth hernandez · March 27
  • Fernanda M.

    El Paraíso! 😍😍😍

    Fernanda Muleiro · March 24
  • Leandro V.

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

    Leandro Vicente · March 20
  • Nadia C.

    Amazing place to get work done + great resources

    Nadia Chilmonik · March 20

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