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Central Library

Updated 02/26/2014

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Across Grand Army Plaza from the entrance to Prospect Park stands this sleek, modern temple of learning—the central location of the Brooklyn Public Library. The building resembles an open book, with the entrance at the book's spine; on the facade, gold-leaf figures celebrate art and science. Bright limestone walls and perfect proportions make this an impressive 20th-century New York building. Inside, more than 1.5 million books, public programs, and exhibitions in the

lobby will keep you busy for at least a few hours.

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Sight Information

Address:

10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York, 11238, USA

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Phone:

718-230–2100

Sight Details:

  • Mon.–Thurs. 9–9, Fri. and Sat. 10–6, Sun. 1–5

Updated 02/26/2014

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