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Brooklyn Public Library--Main Branch

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Address: Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone Number: +1 718-780-7700
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The BPL's main branch is an amazing place

I was going to visit the Main branch for long time and one October day me and my family were having fun time in Prospect park which is close to that library. Also I wanted to see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dmitry R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was going to visit the Main branch for long time and one October day me and my family were having fun time in Prospect park which is close to that library. Also I wanted to see gates to the library which are nicely decorated. I was glad to walk in that building and see it from inside. We have... More 

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Thank Dmitry R
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A Public place to browse through any adventure whether fictional or non-fictional. There's no limit to ones imagination, it's there to be explored.

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Thank ladyvee921
Queens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited this library when I completed my Diploma at Medgar Evers for my Literature Project. Very useful information and a wide ray of books to choose from. Very well organized and clean. On Saturdays you can enjoy live musical bands and take photos while overlooking the Prospect Park and the Grand Army Plaza. Good tourist attraction for visitors

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Thank dfrederick2016
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Either they have what you're looking for, or they'll get it for you. No problem. Also, it is a beautiful, quiet place which remains a Brooklyn staple. If you visit on a Saturday you will be fortunate to enjoy the festive local farmers' market and other entertainment treats, as it is a common place for local seasonal events. Right acroos... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Gorgeous art deco building, really large and wonderful library right on the edge of the park - worth a visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

the architecture is signed by the time. grandiose ! the library is ok, you feel the lack of budget. books aging, staff disabused... Many public services offered over there. Long lines expected.... Efficient as an european administration...

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I visited this location based on several of the reviews here; while I love a good book as much as the next person; I'm not sure what all the hype was about. It was okay; I didn't need to detour my trip to come and see it. The exterior was by far the most interesting of it all. Staff weren't... More 

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Thank DS9MW
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Library has a ton of books plus lectures and concert. the staff is helpful and the attendees are intelligent people of all ages

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Remarkable architecture and the side walk tables add a warm touch. Staff members were extremely welcoming, accommodating and friendly, even the security guards. Library cards issued hassle free and with such ease. Love this place.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Architecturally remarkable and culturally essential, the Main Branch of BPL encapsulates everything that makes Brooklyn great. It's home to ever-changing art shows in the main lobby; excellent concerts, lectures, and other events in the basement auditorium (often free, though you may need to reserve tickets in advance); important historical collections in digital and hard copy; and even a small cafe... More 

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