New York Public Library
New York Public Library
Anthony Marx
Location Bryant Park
Status Open
Hours of Operation M, Th, F, Sa
10am - 6pm
T, W
10am - 8pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm

The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library, more widely known simply as "the New York Public Library," is the flagship building in the New York Public Library system and a prominent historic landmark in Manhattan. The marble on the library building is about three feet thick, and the building is Vermont marble and brick all the way through. The exterior is 20,000 blocks of stone and stretches 390 feet along Fifth Avenue. Two stone lions lie at either side of the stairway to the entrance.

The Library's famous Rose Main Reading Room is a majestic 78 by 297 feet, with 52-foot high ceilings. The room is lined with thousands of reference works on open shelves along the floor level and along the balcony, lit by massive windows and grand chandeliers, and furnished with sturdy wood tables, comfortable chairs, and brass lamps. It is also equipped with computers providing access to library collections and the Internet as well as docking facilities for laptops.

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