New York Public Library
5th Avenue (between West 40th & 42nd Streets), New York 10016 Route Planner
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Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm - closed Bank Hols


This Beaux-Arts masterpiece by Carrère & Hastings is home to one of the largest libraries in the world. Two marble lions flank the exterior grand staircase, which leads to a stunning six-storey atrium with a reading room and a study room. The library's book collection is the second largest in the country, after that of the Congress Library in Washington.


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