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Rose Main Reading Room

New York Public Library (476 5th Ave), New York, NY 10009, United States
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    Woody A.
    "The Reading Room is quiet and perfect."(3 Tips)
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  • Connor L.

    The sounds of these wooden chairs; how they echo though the 150+ years of the building's existence.

    Connor Levens · May 17, 2014
  • Simone F.

    Include this in your touring. It's such a beautiful building-inspiring really!

    Simone Fisk · September 24, 2013
  • Huda I.

    No photos allowed in here!

    Huda I · October 15, 2012
  • Michael H.

    An haven for quiet, productivity and creativity.

    Michael Haviland · January 13, 2012
  • Tiana T.

    100th anniversary exhibit on display- Malcolm X diaries included

    Tiana Thomas · December 31, 2011
  • Jeffrey K.

    The 15th Floor is hosting a WRITE-IN here for the next 2 hours. Come and get some work done! The Rose Main Reading Room is one of the most inspiring places in New York City.

    Jeffrey Keyes · December 18, 2011
  • Woody A.

    The Reading Room is quiet and perfect. On the 3rd floor of the Library, the Rose Room is free of noisy tourists.

    Woody Adams · September 20, 2011
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    New York Public Library · July 5, 2011
  • Raquel B.

    The original Winnie the Pooh dolls are kept on display here in the children's library.

    Raquel Bujans · June 24, 2011

    A great place to come and read when it's just dreadful outside. The best part is the more you read, the more knowledge you have. The more knowledge you have, the more exquisite your brain tastes! · May 20, 2011
  • Susanna L.

    One of the best places to study/do work/focus in a breathtaking setting. Just look up.

    Susanna Lee · May 13, 2011
  • New York Public Library

    The Rose Main Reading Room is a majestic public space, measuring 78 feet by 297 feet—roughly the length of two city blocks—and weaving together Old World architectural elegance with modern technology. Read more

    New York Public Library · March 23, 2011
  • Kirby B.

    Ear plugs solve the loud chairs issue. Best place to read or study hands down.

    Kirby Bevis · March 19, 2011
  • David D.

    Great place to get some work done but no electrical outlets in this room. Make sure your laptop is charged and ALWAYS use a VPN. LIterally 100's of computers on the network.

    David Daniels · March 17, 2011
  • matt h.

    One of the city's hidden gems. If you need a quiet place to read or work, the reading room on the 3rd floor is THE spot to check.

    matt haze · May 28, 2010

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