New York Public Library

New York Public Library

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Midtown East, New York
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  • The experts at Time Out New York and The New Yorker recommend this place
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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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  • Jon R.
    Jon RosebaughJanuary 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    So what if you can't bring your tea. The ambience is enough to make up for it.
  • 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.
  • Patrick D.
    Patrick DanielFebruary 6, 2013
    #quiet #historical #wifi #outlets #tables
  • Dan L.
    Dan LoukApril 19, 2012
    They have a fee books here.
  • r t.
    r t.September 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Free WiFi on the 3rd Floor only. Greatest selection of foreign DVDs in the library system. Read more
  • Clmedi
    ClmediApril 18, 2014
    The library is equipped with computers providing access to the books
  • MTV
    MTVJanuary 21, 2011
    MTV News: We came here for a 'Decoded' interview with Jay-Z. For a limited time you can still check out the Sean Jean store nearby.
  • Llira L.
    Llira LandiAugust 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pick up an activity calendar at Thedesk
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.December 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the Christmas tree!!!!!
  • Elton W.
    Elton WNovember 23, 2010
    Because of Carrie Bradshaw I'm pretty sure I wanna get married here
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"March 17, 2015
    Such beautiful architecture. Also be sure to stop by the bookstore on the third floor. Lots of high quality mementoes and Americana there.
  • Nazli O.
    Nazli OguzFebruary 1, 2016
    Must see place amazing ceiling
  • fumio i.
    fumio ichikawaApril 9, 2013
    Gift Shop closes earlier than the Library and exhibits... Shop early!
  • Lucie K.
    Lucie KleckovaDecember 29, 2014
    Carrie and Mr.Big got (almost) married here!! :) magical place
  • Prentice S.
    Prentice SmithJuly 12, 2011
    Love that library.
  • h.sarper
    h.sarperSeptember 11, 2015
    Devasa....
  • Lily
    LilyDecember 12, 2015
    Can't beat the free wifi & public restrooms
  • 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
  • prince c.
    prince campbellMay 7, 2010
    Wow, this place stays open late!
  • Marco D.
    Marco DonjuanSeptember 16, 2015
    Be respectful of others if you are taking pictures, turn shutter off and don't use flash
  • Pete O.
    Pete OlivieraJuly 7, 2011
    Hogwarts replica, perhaps? 95% Hallways/stairs, 4% annoying tourists, 1% books. I had a ball -_-
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine ColesMarch 14, 2016
    Lots of good spaces free for the public to work.
  • katty m.
    katty mcqueenJune 15, 2015
    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
  • TruthAnne W.
    TruthAnne WatkinsDecember 4, 2013
    Free tours at 11am and 2pm Mon-Sat, 2pm on Sundays!
  • Anam K.
    Anam KhanJanuary 27, 2013
    Must check out the Charles Dickens exhibition and the NY lunch evolution exhibition. Very informative.
  • Timothy K.
    Timothy KoSeptember 4, 2014
    Building is very nice.
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RuizJanuary 14, 2013
    The men's room is on the second and 3rd floor to the left!
  • 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.
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeOctober 24, 2016
    Architecture here is amazing to look at. Their reading rooms are also beautiful to just walk around too.
  • Lizzie H.
    Lizzie HatfieldMarch 11, 2016
    Beautiful building! Such a shame that the main reading room is temporarily closed at the moment.
  • Ricardo L.
    Ricardo LucianoJanuary 3, 2016
    Nice! If a winter storm is coming! Fire the books and survive until your dad comes to rescue you!
  • Henry V.
    Henry VinsonOctober 1, 2014
    Everybody should visit the New York Library.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethAugust 21, 2015
    The children's reading room was fun for the kids. The main reading room was closed for restoration.
  • Dominique L.
    Dominique LecomteJanuary 17, 2015
    A good place to stop when it is cold outside, books optional
  • Ilana S.
    Ilana SztaimbergSeptember 6, 2015
    Ghostbusters: http://youtu.be/MYjFKsJjCP0
  • Barneys New York
    Barneys New YorkNovember 21, 2011
    Relax on the steps of New York Public Library and enjoy a historic city site!
  • theslickssacks
    theslickssacksOctober 14, 2011
    Not much reading at the library
  • Cristoforo M.
    Cristoforo MagliozziOctober 1, 2011
    For outlets and wi-fi go to the third floor. If you don't see clouds painted on the ceiling you're in the wrong space.
  • Tara S.
    Tara SNovember 3, 2010
    Make returns in the picture collection on the 3rd floor. Shorter line.
  • Calila
    CalilaAugust 20, 2011
    Freebsd wifi at 3rd floor. 315. Lovely place!
  • Tori P.
    Tori ParenteJuly 24, 2015
    Serene and beautiful.
  • Greg W.
    Greg WeightFebruary 20, 2010
    Candide exhibit is great
  • Sinem C.
    Sinem Canım AlkanSeptember 14, 2010
    The best library I have ever seen.
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff DalchauJune 26, 2013
    Showww....
  • D&A Travel: A.
    D&A Travel: AndersDecember 29, 2013
    [Escapes] A stunning building to return to many times. See the beautiful reading rooms (Rose etc), check out the shop and take a free tour (11am and 2pm). Free wifi too.
  • Examiner.com
    Examiner.comDecember 28, 2010
    Book Signing for the Encyclopedia of New York City (2nd edition) is on January 31, 2011 at 6:30pm, don't miss it! Read more
  • Debbie
    DebbieDecember 9, 2013
    Surprisingly great store here if you need a last minute holiday gift
  • Vilas Ali P.
    Vilas Ali PendseApril 18, 2012
    Rose reading room wut wut!
  • Mark W.
    Mark WalhimerSeptember 17, 2011
    Ue the "laptop room" instead of the Rose Reading Room, more space (but not as pretty)
  • Jack N.
    Jack NevinSeptember 13, 2014
    AWESOME free tours!!!
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