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New York Public Library

476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-930-0800
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Two marble lions mark the entrance to this Beaux Arts masterpiece, a National Historic Landmark containing more than six million books.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 13 min
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City, NY 10018
Midtown
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+1 212-930-0800
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"beautiful building"
in 705 reviews
"reading room"
in 365 reviews
"winnie the pooh"
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"bryant park"
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"map room"
in 94 reviews
"gutenberg bible"
in 86 reviews
"children's section"
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"children's books"
in 82 reviews
"book lovers"
in 69 reviews
"stuffed animals"
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"free tour"
in 160 reviews
"new york"
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"gift shop"
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"amazing architecture"
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"on display"
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Reviewed yesterday

So I know going to a library doesn't sound like a must see, but this library absolutely qualifies. The architecture is amazing, the building is huge, and houses so much more than books. There was an art exhibit when we visited called Revolution with some...More

Thank jelico8
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This Iconic building is not just a library, it’s a cultural center with exhibits of museum quality. Two of the current exhibits, ‘Shared Sacred Sites’ and ‘Counterculture’ were fascinating and informative. It’s free, but make visitors can make a donation if they wish. Don’t forget...More

Thank Idderbelle
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came upon this exhibit by chance in the beautiful New York Public Library building on 5th avenue. The exhibit showed pictures, news articles, memorebelia, and music of the turbulent 1960's (Our coming of age years) Very interested with lots of good info. The price...More

Thank Gouge
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were wowed by the Public Library which has featured in many famous movies - Ghostbusters, Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Day After Tomorrow. The architecture is amazing. There is also a fascinating little cinema with a free film about the history of the building....More

Thank Lynne M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This building does not open until 10.00am and gets a small queue before the doors are open. Guarded by two stone lions the building is opulent with stunning art work and one which I can imagine people overlook. There are beautiful reading rooms and staircases...More

Thank yorkshirequail507
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived at 11am just in time for the one hour tour. The docent was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The building is a treasure.

Thank Florida_Bill813
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I always find time to be here to study for exams , read some important materials at work and my studies ---- this is a quiet place to really explore and getting new knowledge on the wide arrays of educational materials available ---

Thank ernieenad2000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A must see! Such a beautiful place to visit. One critique - Maureen at the gift shop. Lady, if you don’t want to deal with the public, get another job. My girlfriend and I were so excited to see this iconic library and was all...More

Thank The3Sheps
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We ducked in here to look briefly at a few displays and my husband stumbled upon a ton of things that will help him with his genealogy. Since we had somewhere else to be, we had to make the visit a short one - but...More

Thank TravelingLee
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The smell, the place, the wood, the architecture!! Everything was so beautiful. I wish I could go there every day

Thank lulukav
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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Jan A
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Kara G | Reviewed this property |
They did discuss the Winnie the Pooh toys during the tour but there was no mention of them going on tour. I suppose anything is possible though. You can try sending them an email to ask about it on their website. It won’t... More
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Corinne S
May 30, 2018|
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Response from BradJill | Reviewed this property |
Probably best to contact the library directly and ask. If you go to the New York City Public Library website. Thee is a 'Locations' tab at the top of the homepage, click there. You can then select which library you are... More
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Mihalis R
April 12, 2018|
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Response from Rocio B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have checked and yes there is free wifi in all areas, during opening hours!
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