Rare books in New York: New York Public Library
Built by famous Architects Carrère and Hastings on a budget of around $ 9 million, the famous library opened for general public in the year 1911. Presently, the New York Public Library consists of 87 libraries: four non-lending research libraries, four main lending libraries, and a library for the blind and physically challenged.
As of 2008, the research collections contain 44,160,825 items (books, videotapes, maps, etc.) of which 15,985,192 are books. The Branch Libraries contain 7,565,579 items of which 4,416,812 are books. The wide collection consists of a total of more than 50 million items, and the books number more than 20 million. This number is surpassed only by the Library of Congress and the British Library. Not just this, the New York Public Library can be accessed and used by anyone for free.
So if you are looking for some infotainment and are somehow a fan of some rare books then I must tell you that New York Public Library is a must visit in your itinerary. As mentioned before, the library is very close to East Village Apartments, so you can enjoy the luxury of a spacious accommodation at Manhattan rentals, without worrying about transportation in this city. We make sure that your trip to New York is as big as it could be!