Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures

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Join us for the grand opening of The New York Public Library’s first-ever permanent exhibition, showcasing extraordinary highlights from our world-renowned research collections—from Thomas Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration of Independence to the original Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends and more. Reserve your free timed tickets now!


For more than 125 years, The New York Public Library has collected, preserved, and made accessible the world’s knowledge, with more than 56 million items that tell incredible stories and inspire millions each year. The Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures builds on our 125-year legacy by making some of our most significant collections freely available to everyone—so that all visitors are empowered to discover, learn, and create new knowledge, both today and in the years ahead.


Please Note: Free timed tickets for the Polonsky Exhibition will be released on a rolling basis. Tickets marked “PRE-SALE” will be available soon! To be notified of new ticket releases, please sign up here.


When booking your time slot, please note that the exhibition hall will close 15 minutes before the building closes: 5:45 PM on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; 7:45 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday; and 4:45 PM on Sunday.


There's More!


Get the most out of your visit to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Find out what to bring with you, how to get there, accessibility information, how to access the Treasures Audio Guide and exhibition tours, and more about exploring NYPL. Learn more.


Free audio guides in English, Spanish, and with verbal descriptions are available on your mobile device. Bring your headphones!


Plus, access the audio guide, full exhibition, and more on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. Download the app today!


On the day of your visit, ticket holders enjoy a 10% discount at The Library Shop, which features a range of items inspired by the exhibition, including a beautifully illustrated companion volume. Shop the Treasures Collection.

Image of the Cover of the Treasures Book

For more information, please visit nypl.org/treasures




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