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New York City, New York Public Library NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 1897-1911 : " Rose Main reading Room " | by (vincent desjardins)
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New York City, New York Public Library NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 1897-1911 : " Rose Main reading Room "

Source : Wikipédia

  

The Library's famous Rose Main Reading Room (Room 315) is a majestic 78 feet (23.8 m) wide and 297 feet (90.5 m) long, with 52-foot (15.8 m) high ceilings. The room is lined with thousands of reference works on open shelves along the floor level and along the balcony, lit by massive windows and grand chandeliers, and furnished with sturdy wood tables, comfortable chairs, and brass lamps. It is also equipped with computers providing access to library collections and the Internet as well as docking facilities for laptops. Readers study books brought to them from the library's closed stacks. There are special rooms for notable authors and scholars, many of whom have done important research and writing at the Library. But the Library has always been about more than scholars; during the Great Depression, many ordinary people, out of work, used the Library to improve their lot in life, as they still do.

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Taken on January 29, 2011