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Brooklyn Public Library's Central Library

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Andrew Wallace, 2009
Andrew Wallace, 2009
Andrew Wallace, 2009
Briana Aizin, 2009
Emily Oakley, 2009
This library offers 1.5 million books, magazines, and multimedia materials, an extensive Brooklyn history collection and a Multilingual Center
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The main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is an imposing Modern Classical structure whose design is meant to evoke an open book. Constructed between 1935-1941, the Central Building is a major reference and lending library and a designated New York City landmark. The Library is also home to “the Brooklyn Collection,” a special archive focusing on the history, publications, ephemera and photographs of this famous borough.

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