I visited the New York Public Library today. In addition to Strand, it was a book must-do.
The facade is being renovated. The lions were still visible, guarding the steps.
The stonework throughout the building was beautiful.
Like any current library, the card catalog is online. However, the 1972 catalog books are still housed for the public to use.
The individual cards were combined in the pages. What a task that would have been.
This is the main reading room. It was so beautiful.
My guide book described the reading room as cathedral like. I agree. I find libraries as such sacred places. They reflect my belief in the power of knowledge and joy in books.