Above: The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division of the New York Public Library

It didn’t take long for me to require a break from the sensory assault of Times Square. Fortunately, two of the world’s loveliest libraries are a short walk away. A library visit won’t be at the top of everyone’s New York sightseeing checklist, but these institutions are fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable to tour.

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Above: The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division of the New York Public Library

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