New York Public Library - George Bruce Library

518 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

(212) 662-9727


Completed in 1888, the original George Bruce Library was located on 42nd Street. When it was sold in 1915, the proceeds were used to build the present-day, handsome brick and sandstone Carrere and Hastings-designed building on 125th Street.

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  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday closed
    Monday 12:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Wednesday 12:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm

New York Public Library - George Bruce L...: From the Parents


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