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Brooklyn Public Library--Main Branch

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Beautful building with stunning huge entrance

I live in Brooklyn so I'm a library member and use it often. As a tourist visitor it's still worth... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Perfect edification and serene place to just relax and be retrospective with your thoughts... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in Brooklyn so I'm a library member and use it often. As a tourist visitor it's still worth a walk by to see this amazing looking building and entrance. You won't need to go inside but you can combine it with Brooklyn botanical...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Perfect edification and serene place to just relax and be retrospective with your thoughts. Definitely a place to be and just vibe.

Thank chrisbowe
Reviewed August 12, 2018

A grew up not far from here long before the hipsters came to Brooklyn and always loved the selection and the magnificent building. Was just back there doing family research in its Brooklyn archives, it still is sooo impressive.

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

This is a truly gorgeous library - well designed and well stocked for your needs. It has arguably the second largest music selection in NYC (after Lincoln Center), and it can be enjoyable just to sit and enjoy the beautiful lobby.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We were in Brooklyn for one week and when we were about to fly back to Seattle, we were hoping to print our boarding passes, so we walked to the Brooklyn Library, where the staff were very helpful and we were able to buy a...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed May 2, 2018

We came here since we moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn, to rent the latest magazines, to grab a DVD or any kind of old or new novels. Later when we had kids, this was the weekly go to place, before or after the park visit....More

Thank Philippe I
Reviewed March 30, 2018

A lovely building with a great coffee shop inside.....and lots of books! We were there whilst my son & daughter-in-law were applying for our new baby grandson's passport as that is where the office is. As we weren't there as "tourists" there is not much...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I love this library because it is huge and has something for everyone. The computer room has over thirty plus HP computes inside for public use.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

This is an absolute treasure to see. There are floors of books and reference materials. Rare books, separate rooms for different subject matter, helpful staff.. A terrific source of information.

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

This library is massive. It's beautiful from the outside and grand inside. The children's library is not to be missed. I got lost for an hour in the Brooklyn reference area...these books aren't circulated, so I hung out and read in this room. Staff are...More

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Teddy_Llong
October 24, 2017|
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Response from James L | Reviewed this property |
The NYPL Main Branch is an excellent library and the staff is helpful. I've spent considerable time at both the NYPL Main Branch and the Brooklyn Public Library. I would say visit both places and decide for yourself which is... More
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lorna p
July 26, 2017|
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Response from awalkinpeace | Reviewed this property |
There are classes for adult education. I don't know the specifics of what that entails.
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Harold U
June 27, 2017|
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Response from sirenazulclaro | Reviewed this property |
Yes agree with other reviewers, the 2/3 downtown train to Grand Army Plaza from 34th Street and 7th Ave train station
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