Welcome to The New York Public Library, located at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in the heart of New York City.
The Library’s landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, with its softly gleaming white marble, sits invitingly amid the jungle of glass, concrete, and asphalt that is Manhattan.
Along with the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the Statue of Liberty, the Schwarzman Building, with its majestic front steps watched over by the beloved Library Lions, Patience and Fortitude, is a quintessential New York City icon.
Every year, hundreds of clients seek out the NYPL to provide the perfect venue for their special events – each wanting to capture a piece of one of the favorite venues in the greatest city in the world.
The magnificent Beaux-Arts building with its eight exquisite rental spaces caters to both intimate gatherings as well as lavish extravaganzas and lends a sense of grandeur and distinction to any occasion. Our professional staff is endlessly attentive and will do all they can to help make your event spectacular.
While you and your guests enjoy the glorious setting, you will also become a contributor to one of the world’s great free institutions. All event fees help to support the Library’s indispensable collections, services, and programs.
Thank you for considering The New York Public Library as a venue for your special event. We look forward to speaking with you soon.
Fees available upon request. Appointments are necessary.