New York Public Library

Interesting
This Beaux-Arts masterpiece (1911) by Carrère & Hastings contains one of the largest libraries in the world. The two marble lions, nicknamed Patience and Fortitude, that flank the exterior grand staircase serve as the institution's mascots. They usher you into South Court, a stunning six-story atrium off of which are a reading room and a study room, amongst others. Temporary exhibitions are held in Gottesman Hall and Salomon Room, while level 3 showcases some of the premises' treasures.

Useful information

Address:

5th Avenue (between West 40th & 42nd Street), 10016 New York

Phone:

+1 917-275-6975

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

Mon 1pm-5pm, Tue, Thu-Sun 10am-6pm, Tue-Wed 10am-8pm, closed Bank Hols

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