The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World
The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

I’ve always loved libraries.

Whenever I visit a new city, I make it a point to check out their main library. In the spirit of adventure, here are the most beautiful libraries in the world.

Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève, Paris, France.
The Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève in the heart of the Latin Quarter -
Vennesla Library and Culture House, Vennesla, Norway.

Vennesla Library and Cultural Centre by Helen & Hard Architects

Los Angeles Central Library in Los Angeles, CA.

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Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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New York Public Library, New York City, NY.

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National Library, Site Richelieu, Paris, France.

The Bibliothèque Nationale de France: A ... | Gazette Drouot

Library of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.

Alexandria Library Egypt | Bibliotheca Alexandria History

Wiblingen Monastary Library, Ulm, Germany.

Wiblingen Monastery Library, Ulm, Germany | bluesyemre

Strahov Monastery Theological Library, Prague, Czech Republic

Strahov Monastery Library · #VisitCzechRepublic

Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fisher Fine Arts Library - The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation

Library of the Benedictine Monastery of Admont, Austria.

Visitors can now explore the Baroque marvel of the Admont Abbey Library at  night | TheMayor.EU

Abbey Library of Saint Gall, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Abbey Library of Saint Gall , Switzerland. - Buy Royalty Free 3D model by  Vr Interiors (@vrInteriors) [21c2175]

Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada.

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Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain.

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University of Michigan Law Library, Ann Arbor, MI.

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Bapst Library, Boston College, Boston, MA.

Bapst Library at Boston College (Boston, MA) | bluesyemre

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library | Amusing Planet

The University of Coimbra General Library, Coimbra, Portugal.

Joanina Library: a jewel of Coimbra

George Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

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La Sorbonne Reading Room, Paris, France.

The most beautiful libraries in Paris -

Pontifical Lateran University library, Rome, Italy.

Library – Pontificia Università Lateranense

Queen’s College Library, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.

Queen's College Library, Oxford University, Oxford, UK | bluesyemre

Suzzallo Library’s Graduate Reading Room at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

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The Harper Library Reading Room, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

University of Chicago Harper Library Painting by Christopher Arndt - Fine  Art America

Philological Library of the Free University, Berlin, Germany.

The Philological Library of Berlin, the “Brain” of the City | Faena

Cornell Law School Library, Ithaca, NY.

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José Vasconcelos Library in México City, Mexico.

Biblioteca Vasconcelos Is One of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

Rijksmuseum Research Library, Amsterdam.

Rijksmuseum Research Library | Bibliotheek Rijksmuseum Amste… | Flickr

Angelica Library, Rome, Italy.

Biblioteca Angelica, the earliest public library in modern Rome - Milestone  Rome

Clementinum National Library, Prague, Czech Republic.

Top 100 Largest Libraries In The World - P11.Clementinum National Library –  Prague, Czech Republic. - WCSA.WORLD

Library of the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain.

El Escorial, and the room where “Philip the Prudent” died

The Walker Library of The History of Human Imagination, Stamford, CT.

The Library of the History of Human Imagination (Jay Walker's Private  Library), Ridgefield, Connecticut [1280x853] - The best designs and art  from the internet

Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

Herzog August Bibliothek - [GEO]

Library of Congress, Washington, DC, US.

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA

Codrington Library, All Soul’s College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.

Codrington Library At All Souls College – Oxford, England - Atlas Obscura

Melk Monastery Library, Melk, Austria.

Monastery Library in Melk Abbey Stock Image - Image of angel, luxury:  25723301

Philips Exeter Academy’s Library in Exeter, NH.

File:Phillips-Exeter-Academy-Library-Interior-Exeter-New-Hampshire-Apr-2014-a.jpg  - Wikimedia Commons

Vorarlberg State Library, Bregenz, Austria.

Vorarlberg State Library, Bregenz, Austria

National Library of China, Beijing.

National Library of China, Beijing

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