stay The Library Hotel in New York City is the first hotel ever to offer its guest over 6,000 volumes organized throughout the hotel by the Dewy Decimal System.* Each of the 10 guestrooms floors honors one of the 10 categories of the DDC and each of the 60 rooms is uniquely adorned with a collection of books and art exploring a distinctive topic within the category or floor it belongs to.
The Library Hotel is conveniently located on Madison Avenue and 41st Street, also known as Library Way, just steps away from the majestic New York Public Library, Bryant Park, Pierpont Morgan Library, the exquisitely renovated Grand Central Terminal and all that Midtown Manhattan has to offer.
Designed to feel more like a private club than a hotel, each of the Library's richly appointed accommodations are individually adorned with art and a collection of books that relate to the room's unique theme. Each of the ten guestroom floors of the Library is dedicated to one of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System*: Social Sciences, Literature, Languages, History, Math & Science, General Knowledge, Technology, Philosophy, The Arts and Religion. Each of the sixty exquisitely appointed accommodations have been individually adorned with a collection of art and books relevant to one distinctive topic within the category of floor it belongs to. Choose your favorite or explore the unique delights of each room, one visit at a time.
relax Plush bathrobes, bottled spring water, hand held hair dryers, makeup/shaving mirrors, Natura bath products, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, complimentary wine and cheese reception each Monday through Saturday evening, complimentary refreshments throughout the day including international coffees, cappuccino, espresso, teas, fruit and biscuits, multiple phones with voice mail, high speed internet access, complimentary cable including premium movie channels, VCR with complimentary selection from our video library of the American Film Institutes top 100 films, in room safe, in room mini refrigerator with mini-bar, newspapers, complimentary health club privileges.
Personal service goes one step further as guests may request their room based on their personal interests (subject to availability) such as the Literature floor featuring subjects from Poetry or The Classics to Erotic Literature. Such intriguing room themes offered on the Math and Science floor are Astronomy and Botany. Law, Eastern Religion, Money, and New Media are also among the 60 eclectic themes available on the room menu at The Library Hotel. Other distinctive features Library guests have at their disposal include the Writers Den a beautiful mahogany paneled room with working fireplace and The Poetry Garden, our sparkling greenhouse.
The Writers Den and Poetry Garden have French doors leading to an elegant outdoor terrace with seating for fair weather enjoyment. The Writers Den and the Poetry Garden are ideal places to relax alone with a book or enjoy the city skyline. These rooms may also be used to host a private social or corporate event. The Reading Room on the 2nd Floor is where guests can find 24 hour refreshments, such as coffee, tea, cappuccino and pastries. Also on the 2nd Floor is the Business Center, available 24 hours, featuring two computers, equipped with hi-speed internet access, and a printer.
*Dewy Decimal System *General Info on Dewy Decimal System - Most library users know the general structure of Melvil Dewey's decimal classification. First published in 1876, the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)* divides knowledge into ten main classes, with further subdivisions. More than 200,000 libraries in 135 countries use the Dewy Decimal System to organize their book collections. Its simple and logical framework is based on the principle of decimal fractions as class marks, which are expandable to make further subdivisions.