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15 Most Beautiful Libraries
I think there is no people in the world who had never been to a library. In this post we gathered for you world's top 15 most beautiful libraries in the world! We are not watching on the amount of books, we are paying attention to the design and architecture, basically what makes them unique.


Library of Trinity College of University of Dublin (Skylark Studio)



Kirby Library, College of Lafayette, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. (LAFAYETTE COLLEGE)




Congress Library, Washington, DC. This is a National Library of the United States and is the oldest federal agency in the U.S. (1800). Library is located in three buildings, this is the largest library in the world by the number of shelves and number of books (22.19 million). (CAROL MCKINNEY HIGHSMITH)



National Library of Belarus in Minsk. Founded September 15, 1922. It contains the largest library of publications of the country and the third largest collection of Russian books outside its territory. (GIANCARLO RUSSO)



Currently Minsk library is located in new 72-meter building in Minsk. The building has 22 floors, it was completed in January 2006. It accommodates 2,000 readers and has a conference hall with 500 seats. (GIANCARLO RUSSO)



The design of a new building was developed by Mikhail Vinogradov and Victor Kramarenko. (GIANCARLO RUSSO)



Library of the monastery of St. Gall in Switzerland. Library established by the saint you Otmar, founder of the monastery of St. Gall. It is the oldest library in Switzerland and one of the earliest and most important monastic libraries in the world. (PATRICK HAURI)



Library holds 2100 manuscripts, dating back to VIII - XV centuries., 1650 incunabula (printed before 1500) and old printed books. In total there is 160,000 volumes. For example, the manuscript is kept here, "Song of the Nibelungs." (Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen)



Reading Room Library of Graz University. (DR. MARCUS GOSSLER)



Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library - Main Library of University of California at San Diego. Here are four out of six libraries on campus. (BELIS @ RIO)



The building is named in honor of Audrey and Theodor Seuss Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) for their generous contributions to the library and the desire to improve the literacy of the population. (BEN LUNSFORD)



Delft University of Technology Library, South Holland, Netherlands. Built in 1997 the library was created by architectural firm «Mecanoo». It is located in the courtyard of the university. Library roof is covered with grass, which serves as a natural insulation material. (NAMIJANO)



The construction rises from the ground on one side, so that you can climb on the building itself. The building is topped by a steel cone that gives it its unique shape. (NAMIJANO)



The opposite wall of the court is composed entirely of glass. (CHALMERS LIBRARY)



Stockholm Public Library, Sweden. Stockholm Library is a round building, created by Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund. It is prepared in 1918. Construction began in 1924 and completed it in 1928. This is one of the most remarkable buildings in Stockholm. It was the first library in Sweden, where they accepted open shelves. (TC4711)



Alexandrina Library, Alexandria, Egypt. (CARSTEN WHIMSTER)



Alexandrina Library - Main Library and Cultural Center on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. (CARSTEN WHIMSTER)



This is a tribute to the famous Library of Alexandria, lost in antiquity, as well as an attempt to recreate something similar. (CARSTEN WHIMSTER)



Reading Room of the British Museum in London. Reading Room is located in the Grand Courtyard of the British Museum. (JON SULLIVAN)



In 1997 the library moved to a new building at St Pancras, London, but the reading room remained there, in the British Museum. (DILIFF)



Library of the University of Sofia in Bulgaria. (ANASTAS TARPANOV)



Public Library, Seattle, Washington, USA. 11-storey building from glass and steel has opened in downtown Seattle May 23, 2004. (STEVEN PAVLOV)



Library, which occupies an area of ​​34,000 m ² holds about 1.45 million books and other materials, has underground parking for 143 cars , and 400 computers. In the first year the library was visited by more than 2 million people. (REX SORGATZ)



Coimbra University Library Zhuanina in Portugal. (WORDMAN1)



Zhuanina Library is located in the University of Coimbra, which was built in the 18th century during the reign of the Portuguese King João V (library was named after him). (ABOUTCENTRO)



The library is located in the upper part of the university, next to the tower. (ABOUTCENTRO)



Public Library in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (JAN HAVLIK)



Public Library in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (MICHAEL FRANCIS MCCARTHY)



Public Library in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (MICHAEL FRANCIS MCCARTHY)


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