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New York Society Library

53 E 79th St, New York City, NY 10075-0290
+1 212-288-6900
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Grand space and a fine collection!

Although you must be a member of this library to check out books, they do host lectures and other... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Bi-coaster
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Florida
"You are the beat of my Heart"

What a wonderful Saturday I had wandering into this Library filled with Antiquities and research... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Lisa S
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New York City, New York
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3 May 2018
“Grand space and a fine collection!”
10 Jun 2017
“"You are the beat of my Heart"”
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53 E 79th St, New York City, NY 10075-0290
Upper East Side
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Although you must be a member of this library to check out books, they do host lectures and other events open to the public. It's a lovely grand building and the children's rooms are most welcoming and attractive. If I lived in New York, I'd...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful Saturday I had wandering into this Library filled with Antiquities and research books. I came in to the library,after seeing the show at the Metropolitan Museum at 82nd and Fifth Avenue. I saw Kawakubo, at the Met, which was Architectural Fashion design...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This membership library is in a beautiful large townhouse. We joined when our children were young, and we all still enjoy it now that our children are 10 and 13. They have great author programs, and the librarians are very thoughtful and well read with...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

- classic style and mood (so good) - ID card required - if not identified, only allowed 1st floor 고풍스러운 분위기의 건물과 분위기에 들어가면 압도되나, 회원증 없으면 1층 작은 열람실만 들어갈수 잇음. 그 작은 열람실만으로도 조용하고 고풍스러워서 볼만했음.

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Reviewed 31 March 2016

My wife and I are libraryphiles. We love these temples of knowledge. I saw a piece about this place in the New York Times. We added it to our places to visit in New York. We went on the last day of your stay yesterday...More

3  Thank Luis C
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

I live in New Jersey but spend a great deal of time with my companion in New York City. I cannot use New York City Library because I'm not a resident but I am addicted to librarians and libraries. $250 near satisfies that urgent when...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2014

The history of this library goes back: "In 1754, when there was no library in the city open to the public, the New York Society—a group of six civic-minded individuals—formed the Library in the belief that a subscription library which anyone could join, and offering...More

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