New York Public Library

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Library, Tour, Entertainment

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.

  • Parking space available.

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

  • The library is also closed for certain holidays.

  • 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
  • New York Public Library Price: Free
  • Best time to visit New York Public Library(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit New York Public Library: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 30.58% 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
  • 5 stars to the NYPL network and not just this library. You can sign up for a free library card if you’re a New Yorker which enables you to borrow books for free and also Kindle reads. It’s effortless. A really cozy place to study and read here. Super quiet so leave the laptop at home if you’re planning to work. You should stop by the museum store too - wonderfully curated gifts and an assortment of things inside.

  • Good Library I enjoyed my visit to this location as a new NYPL card holder..I look forward to coming back to this library location. I wasn't so fond of the security aspect when you walk in more so of how they handle checking bags but it's understandable. All in all great visit.

  • It is an amazing place. You can visit the library free of charge and it’s not about the books it’s about the extremely beautiful building inside. You will feel yourself as in a great museum. I do recommend to pay a visit here, if you come to NYC for traveling, I recommend to combine visiting of library with visiting of Bryant Park that locates behind the library.

  • It's an awesome shopping street for people who has love for branded stuff. You get most of the brands with good new collection.

  • I genuinely do not think I have come across ruder staff in any library I have ever been to. Rude, arrogant, unhelpful and totally lacking in any hint of professionalism was my take away from every single staff member I interacted with. Contradictory advice from staff members literally standing next to eachother to top it off. How such a wonderful resource, in a world leading city can miss par as badly as this is beyond me.

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