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New York Public Library

476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City, NY 10018 (Manhattan)
212 930 0800
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Ranked #23 of 859 attractions in New York City
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Type: Libraries, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Shopping
Description: 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Best library I've been to in my life! Beautiful marble throughout, the whole place is just beautiful, feels more like a hotel come museum than a public library!

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Camberley Surrey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

My teens loved this as it features in lots of film. Nice space - very grand scale - and next to a lovely park. Lots of seating outside and a good place to rest and lunch. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I have passed the library many times but finally had a chance to go in and take a tour. It was very interesting. The library is very beautiful and is certainly worth a visit. Unfortunately, the main reading room is currently closed for construction.

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Pretty but disappointing. Not all parts of the library are accessible. Still worth a visit - particularly on a rainy day, as New York seems miserable when it rains.

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Sorocaba, SP
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Impossible have visiting and don't remember to the movie, The day after tomorrow. Beautiful architecture and organization.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

As a tourist you are obviously not going to be taking out any books to read, but the architecture and interior design is a must see. The wood, the desks with the lamps.. all harken back to yrs gone by.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Nice place to visit if you are in the area. Not sure if I would go out of my way to get there. Some of the reading rooms were closed on the day we visited, maybe that makes a difference.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

This building is beautiful. It usually has a special exhibition and all are quite good. Even the shop is great.

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

There is so much to appreciate here, highly recommend taking the time to visit this library. The staff were all very friendly, more than happy to answer any questions.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My son and I visited the Library Thursday August 7th, 2014. It felt like a museum. There was an area dedicated to WWI which we spent around 20 minutes in and then an area with history of children's books which we spent around 30 minutes in. Then we went to the store. Our feet were getting tired so we went... More

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