The New York Public Library (NYPL) is one of the leading public libraries of the world and is one of the United States’s most significant research libraries. It is composed of a very large circulating public library system combined with a very large non-lending research library system. It is simultaneously one of the largest public library systems in the United States and one of the largest research library systems in the world.
The two lions sitting outside the New York Public Library. The lions are called Patience and Fortitude.
“But above all things, truth beareth away the victory,” reads the New York City Public Library’s motto, etched into its granite walls.
The famous Reading Room in the library. Remember the show, The Day After Tomorrow (2004) ? Where the crowd gathered and they took refuge in the reading room (and burning books…).