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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

New York, NY

(212) 870-1630

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40 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY, 10023
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  • Magdalena 0 15 days ago

    Calm, peaceful, welcoming library with helpful staff and rotating thematic art exhibitions that are worthwhile to check out. The exhibitions are related to the library’s raison d’être—the performing arts. I’ve seen one of Al Hirschfeld’s drawings (caricatures), one on Rodgers and Hammerstein and their musicals, and will be going back for more. Also : the stacks of DVDs (what a film selection !) and CDs, if you have a player.

  • Justin Lee Miller 42 days ago

    I’ve used this library for the last 20 years of my professional career. It is great for any artist who wants to do research and get access to materials without spending a fortune.

  • Kyle Stewart 68 days ago

    The whole Lincoln Center Area is really nice, so this place receives that good atmosphere - I go here for the movies, and they have a really good selection.

  • Paul Nocera 113 days ago

    This is a peculiar gem in the NYPublic Library system. You've got higher security than most branches, and more stringent rules for food and drink in the reading area. Yet it's the only branch I know of with a Cafe right inside. Also the Performing arts Media resources are all here and I always find a seat and place to setup my laptop when I need it.

  • Derek Martin 121 days ago

    I love this library - so many good music books. I have not had the chance to examine the collections for other arts, but I bet there is a lot on offer for them as well. Truly an amazing resource for the people of this city.

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