New York Public Library

New York Public Library

Midtown East, New York
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  • Marta G.
    "Wonderful free tour around the library, excellent guide!"(13 Tips)
    Matt R.
    "best reading areas: Map room, rose main reading room"(11 Tips)
    Sharon U.
    "The Rose Reading Room at the NYPL is a must see!"(8 Tips)
    John W.
    "Don't miss the Gutenberg Bible when visiting here... absolutely beautiful!"(8 Tips)
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  • Dmtr
    DmtrOctober 20, 2014
    Don't miss the Gutenberg Bible
  • Mario d.
    Mario da PenhaFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    It always gets nippy in the Rose Reading Room (3rd floor), so don't check your coat in downstairs!
  • James W.
    James WalkerSeptember 26, 2010
    Speak more than one language? How about sign language? Learn the basics at the Education Nation booth "Show and Tell." September 27-30th at 42nd St and 5th Avenue.
  • Femke v.
    Femke van Wel - BrouwerNovember 22, 2011
    One to cross off the bucket list, wish the had these in Europe when I was in college.
  • Christine Z.
    Christine ZappellaNovember 10, 2012
    Books without pictures are boring.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BurnsNovember 29, 2012
    Beautiful building both inside and out, but as it's so busy with tourists I don't think it would be the best place to read or study! Help support the library by visiting the gift shop on the 1st floor
  • Lester M.
    Lester MackeyDecember 30, 2012
  • David
    DavidAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Seemingly the ONLY branch staying open til 11pm. Not bad for studying.
  • Jack N.
    Jack NevinSeptember 13, 2014
    AWESOME free tours!!!
  • Murat S.
    Murat S1 week ago
    ❤️ because Ghost Busters!!!
  • Devin A. B.
    Devin A. BrownMarch 15, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Free internet
  • Jeanette M.
    Jeanette MaylandMarch 28, 2016
    Beautiful building and quiet. Free wifi.
  • Netsirk
    NetsirkDecember 18, 2015
    Need a public bathroom? Here you go!
  • Literary Manhattan
    Literary ManhattanJuly 15, 2012
    There are 8 floors of books underground here. No visitors are allowed except at Christmas when volunteers and donors are invited downstairs. Read more
  • Stephanie F.
    Stephanie FloresOctober 24, 2016
    No drinks, no water.
  • LukaSH
    LukaSHAugust 26, 2014
    Third biggest public library in the world!
  • Dan L.
    Dan LoukApril 19, 2012
    They have a fee books here.
  • City of New York
    City of New YorkApril 15, 2013
    More than one million books were set in place before the official dedication of the Library on May 23, 1911 and 30,000-50,000 visitors streamed through the NYPL during its first day open.
  • Zheng X.
    Zheng XuAugust 28, 2016
    Beautiful architecture. A lot of tourists (just like me) in the public are but the study room are always quite and nice. Go there if you really want to have a productive weekend afternoon.
  • Danica R.
    Danica RadekaJuly 8, 2011
    between the lions
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RossAugust 8, 2014
    Worth a look if you're walking down 5th. Also, there's some dude's guest wifi spot available outside. If you're a tourist with no data?
  • Andrea F.
    Andrea FaggianiNovember 18, 2016
    You can find the real Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in the Children's Center.
  • Clmedi
    ClmediApril 18, 2014
    The library is equipped with computers providing access to the books
  • NY Waterway
    NY WaterwayMay 2, 2012
    Free and a must see if you are visiting NYC. Best part? You can take our ferry over to NYC!
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhOctober 15, 2014
    Great place to unwind with a great book
  • 🍚
    🍚March 1, 2015
    Beautiful library. Could spend hours exploring the building itself. Definitely worth going to as. New Yorker too. Not just a tourist attraction
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MeliaAugust 12, 2012
    New York Public Library. Post, videos and photos @
  • John L.
    John LindseyFebruary 18, 2012
    It's freezing here.
  • Rae T.
    Rae TOctober 30, 2011
    Be nice to the librarians. They have it in their power to rescue your troubled thesis.
  • Jen B.
    Jen BMay 1, 2013
    This is the most awe-inspiring spot in the city. Spend time looking at the marble, paintings, and building detail before focusing on whatever you'd like in the reading room.
  • Prentice S.
    Prentice SmithJuly 12, 2011
    Love that library.
  • Tori P.
    Tori ParenteJuly 24, 2015
    Serene and beautiful.
  • D G.
    D GreeneFebruary 27, 2013
    A must see! Located in Midtown Manhattan, this building is a national historic landmark. Its extraordinary architecture and interior design has made it one of the most visited sites in Manhattan.
  • Andrea T.
    Andrea TKMay 27, 2015
    The arts and architecture room is the best choice for working
  • Mark W.
    Mark WalhimerSeptember 17, 2011
    Ue the "laptop room" instead of the Rose Reading Room, more space (but not as pretty)
  • Tristan L.
    Tristan LouisNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    In the summer, they display the original draft of the US declaration of independence, with all the editing marks.
  • Booie
    BooieApril 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    You can go inside and marvel at the grandeur of the architecture .... Specially on the 3rd floor
  • Ros47 D.
    Ros47 DeltaMay 26, 2013
    One of the largest repositories of human knowledge. Astronomy section lacking in scholarship beyond what humans call the "Milky Way" (Intermutual K-27.f) as planet is still pre-quantorial.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RussellMarch 17
    best reading areas: Map room, rose main reading room
  • Seanna P.
    Seanna PSeptember 16, 2012
    One of the most beautiful places in NYC
  • Lindsaye
    LindsayeMay 26
    Where ghostbusters took place
  • Makus
    MakusSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the "NYPL north hall" wifi. It's way better than NYPL network
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WFebruary 20, 2013
    Just sitting in the large reading rooms is a wonderful thing. A great place to read and relax with some of the most beautiful architecture around.
  • Mae-lou K.
    Mae-lou KoalaNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This is amazing to work in this place. It's so peaceful and beautiful, New Yorkers are very lucky!
  • Algonquin Hotel
    Algonquin HotelOctober 1, 2010
    Read our friend Dottie Parkerʼs words in “Dorothy Parker” located in the Main Reading Room-JFC 05-8, but it is a library so donʼt get caught bursting out in laughter at her famous wisecracks.
  • Lizzie S.
    Lizzie ShupakOctober 28, 2009
    Just in the main reading room (room 315) surrounded by regular books, MacBooks and productivity. Getting so much done in these inspiring surroundings!
  • Berkeley College
    Berkeley CollegeOctober 19, 2010
    Just a block away from the Berkeley College NYC Midtown Campus! This is a really great place to study with free internet or you can just hang out on the front steps with the famous lions. Read more
  • Celia N.
    Celia Navarrete BravoApril 26, 2015
    Beautiful building. Try not to disturb much as people are studying and reading. They also have free exhibitions.
  • Janet C.
    Janet Clarke BellFebruary 18, 2010
    Beautiful place to relax and read a book.
  • Elton W.
    Elton WNovember 23, 2010
    Because of Carrie Bradshaw I'm pretty sure I wanna get married here
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