We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New York Public Library

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Book In Advance
All photos (5,829)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“reading room”(386 reviews)
“bryant park”(575 reviews)
Two marble lions mark the entrance to this Beaux Arts masterpiece, a National Historic Landmark containing more than six million books.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
See all hours
476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-930-0800
Ways to Experience New York Public Library
from US$25.00
More Info
from US$86.00
More Info
from US$35.00
More Info
from US$100.00
More Info
Reviews (12,786)
Filter reviews
6,748 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful building reading room bryant park winnie the pooh map room gutenberg bible children's section children's books book lovers free tour new york stuffed animals gift shop amazing architecture worth a visit on display fifth avenue
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 6,748 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

We went on a Saturday, the same weekend as the NY marathon. It was really busy. We took the FREE tour offered by the library (walk in the main entrance and head left to the information desk). It's a gorgeous library and great tour but...More

Thank Bookish_B
Reviewed today

an oasis of books, calm, where time slows down and you can work in peace; such a great library, better in the mornings

Thank NorthStar48837784832
Reviewed today

Located in one of the trendiest areas of the city, the library is rich in architectural beauty and history.

Thank DipuKV
Reviewed today

Just go and soak in the atmosphere, the fine craftsmanship, and architecture. A great visit, a well used public library, well worthy of your time.

Thank Alan O
Reviewed today

This is what all other libraries strive to be. As grand as the avenue it proudly sits - - and don't worry you are protected by spectacular lion sculptures Patience and Fortitude

Thank 384deano
Reviewed yesterday

….WHICH MAKES MY RATING 5 OUT OF 10 Plenty of reviews down-page mention the great architecture, extensive facilities and good service available here. But my major interest was in finding a PC I could access – something I often do at public libraries when traveling....More

Thank blackeldo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an hidden gem! Spectacular building, helpful staff and hours of history enjoyed by everyone Was enjoyed by grandparents and our teens!

1  Thank RoguesMum
Reviewed yesterday

Art exhibits, history, architectural design..great space.. lots of visitors, meander thru reading rooms..well maintained.

Thank mariaaba
Reviewed yesterday

The New York Public Library is an active library, but is also effectively a brilliant museum. Admission is free to all of the public. First off, the building itself is grand, historic, and replete with fine architecture and design elements. That alone would make the...More

Reviewed yesterday

Every twist and turn and hallway is filled with beauty of design. This library goes beyond just the books that are priceless to us all. Look upwards in every area you are to enjoy the ceilings of beautiful works of art as well. It is...More

Thank Sunshine19652062039
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 487 nearby hotels
Andaz 5th Avenue
2,751 reviews
.04 km away
Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue
998 reviews
.12 km away
The Bryant Park Hotel
4,081 reviews
.19 km away
Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
4,511 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 15,860 nearby restaurants
Maison Kayser
505 reviews
.09 km away
Bryant Park Cafe
240 reviews
.13 km away
Chipotle Mexican Grill
150 reviews
.10 km away
Bravo Pizza
169 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4,745 nearby attractions
The Kneeling Fireman
20 reviews
.15 km away
New York Public Library - Bloomingdale Library
19 reviews
.04 km away
Library Way
11 reviews
.10 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
August 24, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Melissa L | Reviewed this property |
June 30, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Corinne S
May 30, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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