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New York Public Library

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Two marble lions mark the entrance to this Beaux Arts masterpiece, a National Historic Landmark containing more than six million books.
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476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-930-0800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a nice gem in the middle of the 5th Avenue. There aren’t many rooms you can access but the main library is impressive. It is worth a visit

Thank Angi P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As soon as you enter the main entrance you can recall how many times it has been used in American movies, a beautiful designed and decorated Library . Well worth a visit and free admission.

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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting to see the architecture and work inside the building. The ceilings are really the things to see.

Thank YoureMyButterhalf
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth exploring, they do tours twice a day. The research room is huge and you might have seen it on tv or in some films. Just don’t build like this anymore. It’s a nice area to have coffee and lunch in.

Thank 968ChrisS
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow! What a library it feels like a museum A must see when in New York, it has several floors, just go and see it.

Thank Siciliana555
Reviewed 3 days ago

So, this is the thing; beautiful place, in which some come to study and read but most of the people going in are tourists and somehow they do not know to to behave in a public library, but they are very irritating with the photographing...More

Thank chris n
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to visiting but multiple incredibly and unnecessarily rude staff really ruined my day! They need to get their bag checkers and room guards in line.

Thank rebeccasreviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having a bit of literary research to do at the NY Public Library, mid-town, I pre-arranged to view portions of their private collections which I am still in awe of (i.e. American poetry as well as Architecture/Art) but was sooooo impressed with the frescoed ceilings...More

Thank G_Zingiber
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place on our first evening in New York and I'm so glad we did. It is absolutely beautiful. Looks more like a museum than a library. Would definitely recommend visiting here.

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Probably the most beautiful library I've ever seen. The place is breathtaking - please go and see it yourself. Totally stunning.

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Response from Kara G | Reviewed this property |
They did discuss the Winnie the Pooh toys during the tour but there was no mention of them going on tour. I suppose anything is possible though. You can try sending them an email to ask about it on their website. It won’t... More
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Response from BradJill | Reviewed this property |
Probably best to contact the library directly and ask. If you go to the New York City Public Library website. Thee is a 'Locations' tab at the top of the homepage, click there. You can then select which library you are... More