New York Public Library, Stephen A Schwarzman Building: A guide to the attraction

A complete guide to the New York Public Library, Stephen A Schwarzman Building: Find information and current exhibits. Plus: The best things to do nearby.

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The century-old main branch of the New York Public Library is about as regal a setting for reading—either on your laptop or those old dusty things called books—as you’ll find in the city. Two massive Tennessee-marble lions, dubbed Patience and Fortitude, flank the main portal and have become the institution’s mascots. Once inside, check out the cavernous Rose Main Reading Room, spanning almost 300 feet and outfitted with chandeliers and stunning ceiling murals. Though it’s a classy setting in most instances, it’s also where Bill Murray uttered, “Are you, Alice, menstruating right now?” and “Back off, man, I’m a scientist” in Ghostbusters. Free guided tours (at 11am and 2pm) stop at Rose Main Reading Room and the Bill Blass Public Catalog Room, which offers free internet access. Lectures, author readings and special exhibitions are definitely worth checking out.

  • Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    Photograph: Moira Brazier

    New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    Photograph: Moira Brazier

    New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    Photograph: Moira Brazier

    New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    Photograph: Moira Brazier

    New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    Photograph: Moira Brazier

    New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Photograph: Moira Brazier

New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

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New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

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The century-old main branch of the NYPL is about as regal a setting for reading—either on your laptop or those old dusty things called books—as you’ll find in the city. Two massive Tennessee-marble lions, dubbed Patience and Fortitude, flank the main portal and have become the institution’s

  1. Fifth Ave, (at 42nd St), 10036
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Museums and attractions near the New York Public Library, Stephen A Schwarzman Building

Bryant Park

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Sixth Ave, (between 40th and 42nd Sts)
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Rockefeller Center

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. 48th to 51st Sts, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)
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  1. Broadway, (between 42nd and 47th Sts)
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Carnegie Hall

  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 154 W 57th St, (between Sixth and Seventh Aves)
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  1. 225 Madison Ave, (at 36th St)
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Grand Central Terminal, Main Concourse

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. 42nd St to 44th St
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Discovery Times Square

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 226 W 44th St, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves)
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Society of Illustrators

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. 128 E 63rd St, (between Park and Lexington Aves)
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