Some go to the library more for its exhibits which are wonderful. But I find myself at the Performing Arts Library most often to tap into their wonderful holdings. They have some periodicals, for example, that even Columbia University's Butler Library system doesn't have!
I took off one star from my mark simply because, being part of the City's library system, the folks they get to work there (probably students mostly) are not terribly friendly, helpful or inspired in their work. On more than one occasion, I submitted a request for a book or periodical, and then go back and read a book (having been there before, I know the drill) for 30 minutes or an hour waiting for that one thing to appear. Frustrating to infuriating, depending on how much of a hurry you are in! But that is the library system and the folks they hire to man the inquiry desks.
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