Tourist In Your Own Town

Tourist in Your Own Town #47 - New York Public Library - Main Branch

The main branch of the New York Public Library at 476 Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street is a Beaux-Arts masterpiece. Watch our video to learn more about this majestic building and then plan a visit.

The design of the library was won in a competition by Carrère and Hastings and was completed in 1911. The exterior was designated a New York City Landmark in 1967 with the interiors (Astor Hall, the north and south staircases to the 3rd floor, and the central hall on the 3rd floor) added in 1974.

The main branch building features rotating exhibits, educational programming, and more.

Plan Your Visit - nypl.org