New York Public Library

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  • Address: 5th Ave and 42nd St, New York City, NY 10018 (Manhattan), United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +212-9300800
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Library, Entertainment
Tickets From $29.21

The building that most people identify as the New York Public Library, is actually the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, one five research libraries and 81 branch libraries making up the New York Public Library system. The library has a beautiful architecture both inside and outside. The Bryant Park behind the library has various food stalls, restaurants and even conducts film festival summer.

The library also has a gift shop, where in you can buy books to gift it to book lovers. The gift shop also has stationery, NYC souvenirs, fine writing instruments, books and children's books and toys. New York public library is a mixture of cultural and political life of New York. The most exciting part of the main branch of the library is Rose reading Room, which is worth visiting.

This Public Library is also featured in New York City itinerary 3 days and 7 days in NYC trip.

Visitors today can conduct research at the Library, take a tour of the Library, attend numerous events, and even wander through the Library to view its many treasures and artworks including the Gutenberg Bible, murals and paintings, and the Library's beautiful architecture.

Library Highlights:

  • Astor Hall
  • Gutenberg Bible
  • Rose Reading Room
  • McGraw Rotunda

The public library of New York is a cherished space for book lovers. Since it is a library, there are no tickets for New York public library. However, taking up a tour would mean a better perspective of this place and its significance. Buy tickets for New York Public Library tours and have a tete- a tete with humanities and social sciences here. You will also have the advantage of easy access and reduced New York public library ticket prices. Getting your New York public library tickets is a gateway to elite world of knowledge in New York.

New York Public Library Travel Tips

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Entrance Ticket Details For New York Public Library

  • Entry is free, some lectures require tickets costing $15.

New York Public Library Hours

  • The library is also closed for certain holidays.

How to Reach New York Public Library

  • Bryant Park
  • Fifth Avenue

  • Lincoln Ristorante
  • The Grand Tier Restaurant
  • Arpeggio Food & Wine Bar

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  • New York Public Library Address: 5th Ave and 42nd St, New York City, NY 10018 (Manhattan), United States
  • New York Public Library Contact Number: +212-9300800
  • New York Public Library Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit New York Public Library: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 29.03% of people who visit New York City include New York Public Library in their plan

  • 51.24% of people start their New York Public Library visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see New York Public Library

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

56.7% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting New York Public Library

People normally club together Empire State Building and Times Square while planning their visit to New York Public Library.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

New York Public Library Reviews & Ratings

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    On 03-Jan-2019

    This is a very nice library and was made famous by the movie ghostbusters.

  • This is one of several research libraries in NYC. Entry is free and you can explore at your leisure or plan ahead and arrive early enough to do a docent led, one hour tour. There are so many treasures- the architecture of the building, the interiors of many rooms, the actual books and maps and special exhibits. This is a beautiful library building with tons of marble, just a few steps away from Grand Central Station. If you are visiting the area and would like to do research in the library, you can apply for a library card on-line. Please note, if you are carrying luggage you will not be allowed in the building. Loved everything about it!

  • Super impressive building with long and distinguished history. This is a great place to visit and a must see for those interested in architecture and history. For tourists, there’s a lot of beautiful floors and marble pillars, great photo opportunities, old paintings, and just very cool long old halls. For those more initiated (which I am not), there’s lots of history here, and thousands and thousands of books. It’s a functioning library too, so you can ask the librarians for help researching things. They have extensive records and statistic books there. Either way, an amazing place to visit. Can see it in about 30 minutes if you’re in a rush.

  • Deep in the bustling metropolis of NYC is a building that towers over Bryant Park and provides a stark contrast to the hyperactivity a few blocks away at Times Square. The New York Public Library offers a sanctuary to those who may feel overwhelmed, beleaguered, even fatigued from the constant light switch stuck at "ON" that is the Big Apple. The library features one of the largest quiet reading rooms I have ever seen. I wasn't even brave enough to snap a pic fearing that it would create unwanted noise. Its impressive. For the crowd adverse, they offer even more intimate reading rooms which provide a much needed separation (and Wifi) from the crowds. The featured exhibits are impressive. The original Winnie the Pooh collection is notable. Some people write that its awkward to go without kids but I don't think it's so. Its directly behind Bryant Park; with various food options, this is a fantastic afternoon adventure and worth the trip. Tip: You can take a book to the patio and enjoy a read by the park.

  • If you’re visiting NYC and want to see old architecture for free, this is highly recommended. Easy to walk to from Grand Central, and you’re welcome to browse freely. For Winnie the Pooh fans - there’s a display of the original stuffed animals that belonged to the real Christopher Robin. If you’re a fan or your kids love Winnie the Pooh, this is a must do!

  • Such a beautiful library! We took the audio tour and learned so much about the library and the different rooms. It was great to learn about and see the cool architecture. We took pictures with "patience and fortitude" lions. We were here right at 10 a.m. so it wasn't crowded at all. We came back past at night and it was beautiful in the evening as well.

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