New York Public Library Tour

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With nearly 53 million items, the New York Public Library, known as the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, is the second largest public library in the United States, and fourth largest in the world.  The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is part of The New York Public Library, which consists of four major research libraries and 88 branch libraries located in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.

Often referred to as the "main branch," the Beaux-Arts landmark building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street houses outstanding research collections in the humanities and social sciences as well as a circulating children's collection.  The non-circulating graduate-level collections were initially formed from the consolidation of the Astor and Lenox Libraries, and have evolved into one of the world's preeminent public resources for the study of human thought, action, and experience—from anthropology and archaeology, to religion, sports, world history, and literature.  The Library is restoring the Schwarzman Building to its original purpose of providing library services for "the free use of all the people."  It houses some 15 million items, among them priceless medieval manuscripts, ancient Japanese scrolls, contemporary novels and poetry, as well as baseball cards, dime novels, and comic books.

Join Club Members on a private tour of this New York City gem.  The tour will last approximately one hour and Members and their guests are invited to walk back to The Club together and enjoy lunch!

1:00pm tour begins.  $15 per person.  Advance reservations required by Friday, April 12th, at which time they are considered final sale.