View of the Rose Reading Room from the catwalk

Join curator Carolyn Vega and Director of Special Collections Declan Kiely for an inside look at the extensive historical collections of the New York Public Library. Untapped Cities Insiders will step into The Berg Collection Room, a space usually only open to researchers, to view rare pieces from the library’s collections of 46 million items housed at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Some of the items seen will be on display in the library’s forthcoming Treasures exhibition. Insiders will go into the stunning Rose Reading Room where you will get to see the famous book train in action and walk atop the catwalk – an area that is off-limits to the public – for an amazing view of the space. This visit will be the first of many unique experiences to come as we kick off our partnership with the New York Public Library!

DATE: Monday, April 29th, 2019, 12:00PM-1:30PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!

CAPACITY: 20 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.


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The Berg Room, Photograph Courtesy of Jonathan Blanc / NYPL

HOW TO BOOK: This is a members-only tour for Untapped Cities Insiders.

If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 4/15 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 4/15 at 12 PM EST.

If you don’t see a “Book Now” button on this page, it means you are not logged in as an Untapped Cities Insider and/or registration has not opened yet.

Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!


This event is booked out – fill out the form below to join our waitlist!

See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours