Free Events at the Schwarzman Building

Stone lion at New York Public Library entrance

The New York Public Library hosts a full schedule of events at the library’s Main Branch Schwarzman Building in Midtown Manhattan. Events include book discussion, author events, film screenings, lectures, and workshops – and they’re mostly free.

See a list of upcoming events at the NYPL Main Branch Schwarzman Building.


The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

The NYPL’s flagship building is a beautiful structure, inside and out. The steps approaching the columned entrance are guarded by the library’s iconic stone lions, Patience and Fortitude. Inside, you’ll find the famous Rose Reading Room and other examples of grand architecture and design.

Free guided tours of the library are offered twice daily, Monday through Saturday.



The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan.  It’s next to Bryant Park and two long blocks from Times Square.

The street address is 476 5th Avenue, New York, NY.


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