3. Smallest Library: Cathedral Library
Photograph Courtesy of Suzi Siegel
Off the E, M, and 6 lines at the 51st street subway station you will find an underground branch of the New York Public Library. The Cathedral Library measures 2,130 square feet. Library manager Susan Aufrichtig says that even though the space is “tiny and underground, we’re offering the world to people here.” Even though the site is small, Cathedral Library offers everything its larger counterparts do including a book discussion groups. Participants just need to make sure they finish on time, so they don’t get locked in when the subway station closes for the weekend.