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49 Breathtaking Libraries From All Over The World

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

1. Library of Congress β€” Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

2. Royal Portuguese Reading Room β€” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3. Reading Room at La Sorbonne β€” Paris, France

4. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University β€” New Haven, Conn.

5. Codrington Library at Oxford University β€” Oxford, England

6. Trinity College Library at University of Dublin β€” Dublin, Ireland

7. National Library of Belarus β€” Minsk, Belarus

8. Balme Library at the University of Ghana β€” Accra, Ghana

9. General Library at University of Coimbra β€” Coimbra, Portugal

10. Suzzallo Library at University of Washington, Seattle β€” Seattle, Wash.

11. Philological "Brain" Library at the Free University β€” Berlin, Germany

12. Geisel Library at University of California, San Diego β€” San Diego, Calif.

13. Library at the Benedictine Monastery of Admont β€” Admont, Austria

14. Library at Pontifical Lateran University β€” Rome, Italy

15. Library of the Canadian Parliament β€” Ottawa, Canada

16. Stuttgart City Library β€” Stuttgart, Germany

17. National Library of France β€” Paris, France

18. New York Public Library β€” New York, N.Y.

19. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at University of Toronto β€” Toronto, Canada

20. Joe & Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago β€” Chicago, Ill.

21. Jose Vasconcelos Library β€” Mexico City, Mexico

22. Frederick Thompson Memorial Library at Vassar College β€” Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

23. Central Library at National Autonomous University of Mexico β€” Mexico City, Mexico

24. Library at the Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial β€” San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

25. Harper Memorial Library at University of Chicago β€” Chicago, Ill.

26. Seattle Central Library β€” Seattle, Wash.

27. Library of the Dutch Parliament β€” The Hague, Netherlands

28. Beitou Branch of the Taipei Public Library β€” Taipei, Taiwan

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

30. Villanueva Public Library β€” Villanueva, Colombia

31. Los Angeles Central Library β€” Los Angeles, Calif.

32. Kanazawa Umimirai Library β€” Kanazawa City, Japan

33. Galway Mayo Institute Of Technology Library β€” Galway, Ireland

34. Library at Pompeu Fabra University β€” Barcelona, Spain

35. Library at Delft University of Technology β€” Delft, Netherlands

36. JΓ³zsef Attila Study and Information Centre at University of Szeged β€” Szeged, Hungary

37. Library at Catholic University of Leuven β€” Flanders, Belgium

38. Bishan Public Library β€” Singapore

39. Library at Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology β€” Kedah, Malaysia

40. Connemara Public Library β€” Chennai, India

41. The Royal Danish Library β€” Copenhagen, Denmark

42. Vatican Library β€” Vatican City

43. Library of Alexandria β€” Alexandria, Egypt!lightbox[auto_group1]/8/

44. Central Public Library β€” Vancouver, Canada

45. Central Library at Cairo University β€” Cairo, Egypt

46. Sendai Mediatheque β€” Sendai, Japan

47. Butler Library at Columbia University β€” New York, N.Y.

48. Library at Utrecht University β€” Utrecht, Netherlands

49. George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University β€” Baltimore, Md.