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New York Public Library free

Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street | New York City, NY 10018 | Official website
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  • Type: Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.2)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 0.0 (N/A)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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This main branch, officially called the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, attracts plenty of book lovers, history junkies and architecture aficionados. Most people swing by the Bryant Park landmark to say hello to Patience and Fortitude (the famous stone lions guarding the entrance) and to admire the lovely Beaux-Art design.

If you're in the mood to read, you'll find an exhaustive collection of maps, in addition to special collections of English and American Literature, English Romanticism and rare books. This library is also the site of several lecture programs and a newly minted children's section.

To get there, take the B, D, F or M subway train to the 42nd Street-Bryant Park stop or take the 7 train to the Fifth Avenue station. Different branches of the public library have different hours, but the main branch is open daily. You can visit from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays the branch stays open until 8 p.m. On Sundays, visitors are welcome from 1 to 5 p.m. Visit the official website for details.

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