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The NY Public Library's Rose Main Reading Room Will Reopen Soon

Take a look at the updated space following a two-year renovation.

After being closed to the public for nearly two years due to renovations, the New York Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room will alas re-open to the public on Oct. 5. The project, which cost $12 million USD, included recreating and replacing an ornamental rosette from the Reading Room’s ceiling, along with all 900 rosettes being reinforced with steel cables. A James Wall Finn mural on the ceiling of the Catalog Room and chandeliers were also restored, while the Library simultaneously coordinated with moving its collections into a new state-of-the-art storage facility below Bryant Park. Both the NYPL Rose Reading Room and Catalog Room will be available for research and study, along with daily tours provided at 11am and 2pm.

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