New York Public Library

Type: Libraries / Archives

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Even if going to a library isn't on your list of "must see" attractions back home, be sure to make an exception for the New York Public Library. This system holds one of the world's largest and most...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Mon,: Thu; 8am-8pm
  • Tue-Wed: 8am-9pm
  • Fri: 8am-6pm
  • Sat: 10am-6pm
  • Sun: 10am-5pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: The New York Public Library is a stunning example of architecture and free for all to wander.

  • Historic Sites: "Designated for quiet study, the Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room are featured on the daily tours of the NYPL at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Don't miss them."
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: The origins of library date back to the time when New York was emerging as one of the world's most great centers of urban culture.

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