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Top Library spaces in New York, NY

Renovated townhouse, original staircases & beams
  • $300/hr
  • New
  • 4.0 (2)
  • 2
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  • Responds within a few hours
  • New York, NY
Big, rustic 'country house' in Flatbush, Brooklyn
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (19)
  • 19
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • New York, NY
Spacious Upper East Side Mansion
  • $625/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
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  • Responds within a few hours
  • New York, NY
East Village Bright Collegiate Library
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
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  • Responds within 1 hr
  • New York, NY
Colorful Manhattan Mansion with Kitchen, Library
  • $275/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
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  • Responds within 1 hr
  • New York, NY
Classic soho loft: Location 1201
  • $500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • New York, NY

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What people are saying about Library on Giggster

Karl-Raphael B.
$ 5000
8 hours
15 people
4 months ago
Very spacious and those are on site were very helpful. Judi responded to my messages and was able to answer any questions I had. I would definitely come back and shoot at this space. There is ample light in the space during the earlier hours of the day but can get darker in the afternoon. Our photoshoot was mainly in the main library area and we were able to set up our racks of items in the room adjacent. Again, great space!
Ravid R.
$ 2000
8 hours
15 people
5 months ago
Wonderful to work with and very professional. We would absolutely work with her again.
Mary Anne L.
$ 3125
9 hours
5 people
8 months ago
Beautiful space! Had floors mopped right before shooting for more of an even look. There are other guests in the space, but we didn't have any interruptions and sound issues for our interview.
Linda Z.
$ 644
4 hours
15 people
2 years ago
Brenda was extremely easy to work with. Her home offers a tremendous number of shooting possibilities, and she's very aware of the needs productions have. We were able to get everything we needed there, and were grateful that she was so accommodating!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Library venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in New York?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in New York on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in New York?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in New York at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Library spaces are available in New York?
Right now, there are 703 Library spaces available in New York.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for New York bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for New York guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for New York locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near New York?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in New York. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my New York booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in New York?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in New York is $350 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in New York?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Select service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Library spaces in New York, NY?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $200 to $625.
Which Library spaces are most popular in New York, NY in 2024?
How do I book a New York location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a New York reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About New York

New York is synonymous with structures like the Empire State Building and places like Times Square. With its large population and mix of cultures, it's no wonder New York has some great libraries. From the iconic New York Public Library in midtown to smaller community libraries sprinkled throughout the city, there is no shortage of befitting spaces for hosting events.

In addition to having innumerable books and resources at your disposal, these libraries often offer beautiful locations for an event. A library is a perfect venue to amaze your guests, regardless of the size or type of event.

With five boroughs, including the ever-popular Manhattan, New York is home to some of the most renowned libraries in the world, making it the perfect place to host your next event. With so much knowledge and inspiration nearby, you never know what new ideas or connections you may make.

Library Options in New York

  • Cakes
    A library event can be much sweeter with a delicious cake from the bakery. Local bakeries deliver everything, from plain sheet cakes to intricate multi-tiered designs. Decorations and flavors are personalized to fit individual occasions.

  • Photography
    Professional photography documents the function from start to finish, capturing everything from speakers giving presentations to attendees mingling. After the event, these photos can be used for marketing and provide lasting memories of the occasion.

  • Props Rental
    If you want to make your event more lively without spending much money, rent props from a prop company. They stock what event hosts need to decorate, take pictures, and create a cohesively themed space.

  • Audio/Visual Equipment Rental
    An equipment rental company supplies audio and visual gear for speeches, presentations, and music playback. This ensures everything runs smoothly and everyone has a great experience.

Library Vendors in New York

  • Empire Cake
    At Empire Cake, they bake all the classic American favorites like cookies and cupcakes but with a gourmet twist. Their "Twinkies" and Swiss rolls are delicious examples of their unique take on traditional desserts. They also specialize in custom-designed cakes for weddings, corporate functions, and other social gatherings.

  • Laura Merrill Images
    Laura Merrill Images is the perfect photographer for your next library event! Their experience has taught them to be adaptable to shooting various subjects, including library events!

  • AV Rentals NYC
    AV Rentals NYC carries projectors, sound systems, and screens specially designed to be used outdoors. Their team can help you create a wireless network. Better connectivity for all attendees is a priority because they know how influential events can be.

Pros and Cons of Library Spaces in New York

No one can deny the value of libraries in our society; they provide access to information, resources, and community events. However, there are pros and cons when booking library spaces in New York to host various occasions.


  • NYC offers selections of libraries with varying aesthetics and facilities, making it possible to find a befitting venue for your special occasion.

  • Libraries offer various resources, including audiobooks and audio/visual equipment, which support masterclasses and launch events.

  • As a city with reliable public transportation, NYC is easily navigable, opening up different parts to event hosts searching for the perfect library space.


  • Due to budget cuts, many libraries across the city have reduced hours. It could affect event scheduling.

  • Libraries can be crowded and noisy, affecting events with speeches, presentations, and videography projects.

  • Some people may feel intimidated by the rules and regulations of libraries, such as having to be quiet or returning materials on time.

Tips on How to Organize Library Spaces in New York

Hosting a library event in New York can be a great way to bring people together. These tips will help you make the most out of your library space in New York.

  • Choose the event type: Consider the scheduled activities and type of event. Will there be seating for workshops or presentations? Make sure there is enough room for participants to comfortably sit or stand with enough room for any materials they may need.

  • Think about storage: Are shelves or drawer units available for organizing materials like books, folders, and supplies? Or maybe even designate a specific area for those materials to be easily accessible.

  • Consider pathways and circulation: Make sure there are clear walkways for patrons and not too much clutter scattered throughout.

Famous Locations in New York

  • Life Underground Sculptures
    Tom Otterness is an artist who is no stranger to controversy and shock value. Despite facing backlash against him throughout his career, it cannot be denied that he has gone on to establish himself as a successful public artist. Life Underground is a collection of playful bronze statues that appear light-hearted at first glance, but they contain enough detail and wit to make even the most seasoned New Yorker stop and take notice. Subway riders in our city are reminded to pause and appreciate its vibrant history, even as they rush by on their daily commute.

  • Bristol Basin
    The Bristol Basin didn't exist until World War II when the British government needed more land to expand the port in Manhattan. But it quickly became much more than that - it was also a little piece of home for the British troops stationed there. The ships that brought soil from England were also filled with other goods needed by the troops, and having that familiar English soil made them feel more at home. The small, unremarkable Bristol Basin in New York City is a significant part of history. It is a reminder of the close relationship between America and its European allies during times of war.

  • The Former Offices of McKim, Mead, and White
    The New York City offices of McKim, Mead & White remind us of the grandeur and elegance of America's Gilded Age. This firm was responsible for some of NYC's iconic buildings, including Penn Station, Columbia University, and the Washington Square Arch. They also designed country clubs, hotels, mansions- you name it! If it was luxurious and opulent in the late 19th century, chances are good that McKim had a hand in it. McKim, Mead & White were instrumental in shaping the architectural style of America's Gilded Age. They used classical forms from Rome and Greece and mixed them with elements from Paris's Ecole des Beaux-Arts to create a unique fusion.