New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building


New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Ave. & 42nd St.
Manhattan, NY 10018

Midtown West


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Attractions
Libraries & Educational Centers
Museums and Galleries
Culture & History
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Internet
Free WiFi
WiFi
Miscellaneous
City Views
Kid Friendly
Price
Free
Services
Meeting/Banquet Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Outside Catering Permitted

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a membership to get in? No. The Schwarzman Building has been free and open to the public since 1911.

Can I take a tour? The library offers self-guided audio tours and hourlong guided tours with docents. Visit nypl.org for details.

How can I find out about happenings at the library? Check the NYPL website for up-to-date information on exhibits and events.

Is there anywhere to eat or drink? Yes. Inside the library there’s an Amy’s Bread counter that serves pastries, salads and sandwiches. Attached to the building and in Bryant Park is the Bryant Park Café— a casual sit-down spot—and the Bryant Park Grill, an upscale New American restaurant.

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