New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York City

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The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts houses one of the worlds most extensive combination of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field. These materials are available free of charge, along with a wide range of special programs, including exhibitions, seminars, and performances. An essential resource for everyone with an interest in the arts--whether professional or amateur--the Library is known particularly for its prodigious collections of non-book materials such as historic recordings, videotapes, autograph manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, stage designs, press clippings, programs, posters and photographs.

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  • Very beautiful library both by its walls and its ceilings. Woodwork, statues, deco on the ceilings. that can't be overlooked!!
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  • Recommend the Walt Whitman exhibit along with all the other galleries to walk through. Gorgeous architecture.  more »
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  • It is a great place to study, read, write, attend classes, exhibitions , learn something new. I also like that this particular library specializes in arts and performing arts. This Summer when I went to NYC, I took my sister that teaches the history of dance in Argentina, and she liked the selection of books. As usual, when in NYC, I will come back to visit one of my favorite libraries.
  • One star for AWFUL customer service. Each time I have come to study, I've encountered miserable and very rude security from the entrance and a rude Indian at the circulation desk. The library itself is wonderful, but I'm not spending my time in a space with toxic people. Just an unfortunate heads up...don't expect to be greeted with kindness.
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