New York Public Library
476 5th Ave, New York, NY ‎
(917) 275-6975
First Avenue
42nd Street – Bryant Park
Grand Central – 42nd Street

New York Public Library

Schedule:                       Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays: 10:00am  -  6:00pm

                                    Wednesdays: 11:00 am – 6:00pm         

                                    Sundays: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

New York Public Library, located on Fifth Avenue and 42nd street, the Public Library is one of those magical places for books lovers.  It contains approximately 3 million books, and It is the second largest public library in the United States, after the Congress Library. This Library tries to fill the needs of all Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island residents, in particular those who doesnt have access to library materials.

books and other library materials can be sent by mail through the US Postal Service and be returned in the same way, without any charge to the borrower. The library offers free book materials and every year the Library presents thousands of exhibitions and public programs, including technology, research, and English classes as a second language.

By an agreement between Google and the major international libraries, there are selected books that have been scanned and are available online to readers at the library; however, downloading or redistributed copies are not allowed.

Our Advice:

Go behind the scenes with a free self-guided audio tour. In English and Spanish. lasts 30-45 minutes

Explore NYPL’s history and collections with their free film the New York Public Library, plays every 30 minutes

From Mondays to Saturdays the library offers free tours at 11:00am and 2:00pm Sundays at 2:00pm, tours are for up to 25 people, meeting point would be the desk at the Astor Hall

For those planning to spend some time in New York City, we recommend to get the library card, it is simple to get it, with an id and a prove of address, this card will let you use all service at the library. With the card you can also get a 10% discount at the shop store.