Always walked past here but we finally went inside. Nice place to visit....amazing architecture. Cute gift shop with unique items.
While we didn't tour the library, we walked around the main floor and checked it out. Their tree was decorated for Christmas and was beautiful. The whole building it very amazing.
The NY Public Library is one of the great places to be visited in the city. It has an intersting structure in terms of achitecture. Its interior is beautiful and easy to get in. You feel yourself welcome once you're inside. The employees of the library and kind and helpfull. You can have the library card easily in order to... More
I really enjoyed the library. The architecture and murals are magnificent. It is a beautiful struction. The art exhibits were also great. It was interesting to see all the technology in that old building!
Let me just say...If all libraries were like NY public library, more people would be avid readers. Love the location and lion statues and cute grand stair case inside. Will always come back here on my NY visits. Didn't get the chance to participate on the tour.
Each time we go to NYC we visit the library on 5th and 42nd street. They always have interesting exhibits. This visit included an exhibit on why kids books are important. It want through the evolution of children's literature. My daughter was traveling with me and absolutely loved the exhibit as it featured some of her favorite books from her... More
What a wonderful place. On my last visit, I took the docent led tour. This time, I actually went to work and do some research. So much to learn on every level (literally and figuratively). Take the tour; it's free and memorable.
I always go to the reading room on the main floor just to have a look at the ceiling, then up to the third floor to see the beautiful rotunda and appointments. Of course you can't miss the lions.
This is a brilliant piece of NYC history. The Stephen A. Schwarzman building (considered the main library of 87 NY branches) is a Registered National Historical Landmark. Tours are available and special exhibits are always of interest.
Amazing library - the architecture was beautiful and the exhibits were great. We particularly enjoyed the children's books exhibit. When we visited the Christmas fair was also being held outside giving the whole area a lovely feeling. Free!
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