Last summer Andaz 5th Avenue opened across the street from the iconic New York City Public Library. In a neighborly gesture, the famed library worked with the new hotel to create an on-site library for guests to use. Located in a nook on the hotels ground floor, the Library at Andaz 5th Avenue has over 700 hand-selected booksa sort of greatest hits derived from the 20 million-title collection across the street. While all books are officially on loan from NYPL, guests are not required to hold a library card and the Andaz library operates on an honor system. Even better, the hotel has a stash of complimentary tickets for guests to attend various LIVE from the New York Public Library events. Featured upcoming speakers include Siddhartha Mukherjee, Zadie Smith, and Derek Walcott.