49 Breathtaking Libraries From All Over The World

Libraries so stunning you probably won’t get much reading done.

1. Library of Congress — Washington, D.C., U.S.A.


2. Royal Portuguese Reading Room — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


3. Reading Room at La Sorbonne — Paris, France


4. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University — New Haven, Conn.


5. Codrington Library at Oxford University — Oxford, England


6. Trinity College Library at University of Dublin — Dublin, Ireland


7. National Library of Belarus — Minsk, Belarus


8. Balme Library at the University of Ghana — Accra, Ghana


9. General Library at University of Coimbra — Coimbra, Portugal


10. Suzzallo Library at University of Washington, Seattle — Seattle, Wash.


11. Philological “Brain” Library at the Free University — Berlin, Germany


12. Geisel Library at University of California, San Diego — San Diego, Calif.


13. Library at the Benedictine Monastery of Admont — Admont, Austria


14. Library at Pontifical Lateran University — Rome, Italy


15. Library of the Canadian Parliament — Ottawa, Canada


16. Stuttgart City Library — Stuttgart, Germany


17. National Library of France — Paris, France


18. New York Public Library — New York, N.Y.


19. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at University of Toronto — Toronto, Canada


20. Joe & Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago — Chicago, Ill.


21. Jose Vasconcelos Library — Mexico City, Mexico


22. Frederick Thompson Memorial Library at Vassar College — Poughkeepsie, N.Y.


23. Central Library at National Autonomous University of Mexico — Mexico City, Mexico


24. Library at the Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial — San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain


25. Harper Memorial Library at University of Chicago — Chicago, Ill.


26. Seattle Central Library — Seattle, Wash.


27. Library of the Dutch Parliament — The Hague, Netherlands


28. Beitou Branch of the Taipei Public Library — Taipei, Taiwan


29. Misr University for Science and Technology Library — 6th of October City, Egypt


30. Villanueva Public Library — Villanueva, Colombia


31. Los Angeles Central Library — Los Angeles, Calif.


32. Kanazawa Umimirai Library — Kanazawa City, Japan


33. Galway Mayo Institute Of Technology Library — Galway, Ireland


34. Library at Pompeu Fabra University — Barcelona, Spain


35. Library at Delft University of Technology — Delft, Netherlands


36. József Attila Study and Information Centre at University of Szeged — Szeged, Hungary


37. Library at Catholic University of Leuven — Flanders, Belgium


38. Bishan Public Library — Singapore


39. Library at Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology — Kedah, Malaysia


40. Connemara Public Library — Chennai, India


41. The Royal Danish Library — Copenhagen, Denmark


42. Vatican Library — Vatican City


43. Library of Alexandria — Alexandria, Egypt


44. Central Public Library — Vancouver, Canada


45. Central Library at Cairo University — Cairo, Egypt


46. Sendai Mediatheque — Sendai, Japan


47. Butler Library at Columbia University — New York, N.Y.


48. Library at Utrecht University — Utrecht, Netherlands


49. George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University — Baltimore, Md.


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