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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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476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City, NY 10018
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"beautiful building"
in 659 reviews
"reading room"
in 344 reviews
"bryant park"
in 537 reviews
"winnie the pooh"
in 166 reviews
"gutenberg bible"
in 86 reviews
"children's books"
in 82 reviews
"map room"
in 80 reviews
"children's section"
in 70 reviews
"book lovers"
in 66 reviews
"free tour"
in 151 reviews
"new york"
in 525 reviews
"gift shop"
in 209 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 79 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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"fifth avenue"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed yesterday

The Public Library is a beautiful building both inside and out. I went to see the orginal Winnie the Pooh Bear, Piglet,Tiger, Kanga and Friends which are exhibited in the childrens section on the ground floor. They are so lovely and I recommend visiting them...More

Thank Mearcats
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a quick look around at the Winnie the Pooh section, and famous rooms for some pictures, obviously had to visit where Sarah Jessica Parker nearly got married :)

Thank Usernametaken90
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved the architecture and the display about the NY libraries. Great to see as we’d been looking for Ghostbusters locations - and the highlight for me was seeing the original Winnie the Pooh animals in the children’s centre. Lovely gift shop too.

Thank CathySB17
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful building with great collections. They hold exhibitions here but on permanent display in the children's section, are the original Winnie the Pooh toys including Piglet and co.Good gift shop with a range of nice merchandise. You can also take a free tour.

Thank C P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Remember...this is a library and New Yorker's use it as such, but you must see this place...it is incredible......a great example of American Elegance

Thank sam48820
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A few years ago, I had some free time when I in NYC and I went to the Public Library. Now I have a library card, and usually stop in to see what exhibitions they have (right now, a great one on the 60's) and...More

Thank Ithakate
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across the library on our way to grand Central Station and what a find! This is such a beautiful piece of architecture and amazing to wander around! I was in awe of some of the rooms especially some of the reading rooms. The...More

Thank Sarah F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a huge library with massive collection of books. Children's section has extensive collection of books and videos, not to forget all extra large plush toys that adorn the shelves. There is even a display of the original plush bear that inspired author Milne...More

Thank bala2803
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another “wow” moment for me whilst in NYC. A cannot miss attraction - stunning and beautiful architecture! It’s free to enter, just be aware that there are people using it to study so it is very quiet, but there are designated places/signs for visitors which...More

Thank Croc212
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is worth your time to see one of the greatest spaces celebrating the public's acquisition of knowledge. The reading room is a marvel, the artwork is stunning and the special exhibits are thoughtfully presented. All of this for FREE.

Thank CWSMuse
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Just pop in and look it’s amazing
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