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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 — 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.