New York Society Library, New York City
Founded in 1754, we are the city’s oldest library and a thriving community of readers, writers, and families. The Library is open to all for reading, reference, exhibitions, and many events, with circulation and other services by subscription. Our landmark building houses roughly 300,000 volumes, reading rooms, study spaces, a children’s library, and an exhibition gallery. The Library is a not-for-profit organization supported in part by tax-deductible contributions.Using our international travel planner, New York City attractions like New York Society Library can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
New York Society Library Reviews
작년에 출장차 뉴욕에 갔을때 방문했습니다. 회원제 도서관이지만 직원분의 안내를 받아서 전체를 구경할 수 있었고 일반인에게 오픈된 공간도 너무너무너무너무 좋았어요. 감사합니다! more »Last year when I went to New York on a business trip in the car. Membership in the library, but the staff were able to see the entire guide to the open space to the public was very delighted. I appreciate it!
Although you must be a member of this library to check out books, they do host lectures and other events open to the public. It's a lovely grand building and the children's rooms are most welcoming an... more »
It is a nice spot... But it really is upscale and not meant for people like you and me (brown). That is unless you are swimming in $$$ I felt very much out of place here and maybe that is a good thing. I’m sure they have lovely books, all the best books, but people only seem to go here to study. I did not see anyone in the actual stacks enjoying the books. I’m a little sour on this spot because i thought it would be a hidden gem but very much like the rest of New York City there is no such thing. If i was rich I would just buy books and make my own library instead of getting a membership to this stuffy place. On the flip side, have you been to an actual Nyc Library lately? It is full of wonderful people and great books.
A New York treasure.... If one had the opportunity to create a dream research/workplace - it would be The New York Society Library. Everything works and works well here - from the very professional staff to the environment. This place is much appreciated!
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