New York Public Library

New York Public Library
Location: Fifth Ave. and 42nd St., New York The New York Public Library, with nearly 100 branches located throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island, has been instrumental in supplying educational materials and offering classes and special events to New York‘s residents and visitors for more than 100 years. The main library in midtown Manhattan, an incredible piece of classic architecture, was completed in 1902 and together with all the branches, houses one of the most extensive collections in the world, rivaling the Library of Congress and the British Library. The New York Public Library system also includes four research libraries for all your professional needs; the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Science, Industry, and Business Library. The libraries welcome all, offering not only a myriad of books, other printed materials, digital collections, and recordings, but also a number of special events year round, including classes and workshops for children, exhibits, poetry readings, and visits by top authors from many genres.