150 of the Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

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(Suzzallo Library; Seattle Washington; Photo by Priyaranjan Pattnayak)


I’m beyond thankful that the Critiquing Chemist has celebrated two very exciting milestones in one week! Last week was my blogging anniversary, where I observed having been posting for over three years. I celebrated in true analytical fashion with a compilation of statistics, including a variety of pie charts.  This week I reached a milestone that The Science Geek has been predicting I would eventually reach all along! The Critiquing Chemist broke 4000 followers! Reflecting back on my beginnings as a blogger, I’m blown away and immensely grateful with the attention and support my blog has received over these fast flying years! Thank you everyone for your wonderful encouragement, as your interactions have made my day on a routine basis. As I started to near the 4000 follower mark, I started brainstorming as to an appropriate post to highlight this unbelievable event.  Initially, my goal was to create a list the top 10 most beautiful libraries in the world. I began this project by analytically assessing existing lists and compiling a new list composed of each unique library until the lists become redundant. At this point I thought I would be able to discern a pattern or at least a few names that would stand out above the rest.  Much to my amazement, my list of unique libraries kept growing and growing with every list I perused through, and my post naturally evolved into a collection that was a bit more ambitious as I’ve collected 150 beautiful libraries before the lists started repeating completely. I’ve divided the libraries into their specific continents and the lists are by no means in order of a specific ranking as they are all novel and wonderful in their own way.  You can find the websites I compiled my list from below.  Hopefully I didn’t accidentally leave one out. Of note, and a real shame, was of the six Google pages of results I ended up going through, there was only one African library listed. I had to specifically search for the top libraries in Africa to round out my  own list.

As this post is a celebration for the Critiquing Chemist, I’ve taken some bias liberties with the first three libraries. The first library listed, Waldron District Library, was my home town library. My mom was on the Friends of the Library committee and on the Library Board when I was growing up. She helped build this library, resulting in my brothers and me spending so many hours of our childhood, perusing the stacks for new and interesting titles. It was through this library that I became introduced to a wide variety of genres and authors, from V.C. Andrews to Stephen King, before venturing down more classical routes. I also have special memories of the Melvin J. Zahnow Library at  Saginaw Valley State University where I did my undergraduate work and at my graduate school library, Michigan State University Library.

Throughout this post I used either my own photos or images that were available on the public domain along with the proper photo credits given.  Any libraries do not have corresponding photos I could not find an available image. You should definitely Google them as all of the libraries are stunning on this list. Thank you again for all of your support of the years and I’m excited to see what the future holds! Please enjoy this list as much as I had a blast compiling this special collection. Let me know which of the libraries are your favorite!


Waldron District Library
Waldron, Michigan

Melvin J. Zahnow Library
Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan

Michigan State University Library
East Lansing, Michigan
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(Photo by Jeffness)


North America

  1. George Peabody Library*
    Baltimore, Maryland, USAimg_7162-2img_7165-2img_7166-2img_7168
    (Photos by Sarah Y. Lockwood)
  2. Library of Congress*
    Washington, D.C., USA
    03187r.jpg
    (Photo by Carol M. Highsmith)
  3. New York Public Library (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building)
    New York, New York, USA
    New York Public Library 060622
    (Photo by PFHLai )
    NYC Public Library Research Room Jan 2006
    (Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0)
  4. Central Library of Vancouver
    Vancouver, Canada
    571px-Vancouver_Public_Library_Central_Branch
    (Photo by Selmo)
    Vancouver_Public_Library_(interior)
    (Photo by BradBeattie)
  5. Seattle Public Library’s Central Library*
    Seattle, Washington, USA
    768px-Seattle_Central_Library,_Seattle,_Washington_-_20060418
    (Photo by DVD R W)1024px-Seattle_Public_Library
    (Photo by Moody75)
  6. Boston Public Library 
    Boston, Massachusetts, US
    Bates_Hall,_Boston_Public_Library
    (Photo by Skatoulaki)
  7. Biblioteca Vasconcelos
    Mexico City, Mexico
    800px-Vasconcelos_library
    (Photo by Gwolf)
  8. Beinecke Rare Book Library
    New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Beinecke-Rare-Book-Manuscript-Library-Interior-Yale-University-New-Haven-Connecticut-Apr-2014-b
    (Photo by Gunnar Klack)
  9. Library of Parliament 
    Ottawa, Canada
    The_Library_of_Parliament_(14743618446)
    (Photo by Tony Webster)
  10. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
    Toronto, Canada
    609px-Mezzanine_view,_III
    (Photo by Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library)
  11. The Morgan Library 
    New York, New York, USA
    1024px-Morgan_Library_&_Museum,_New_York_2017_17
    (Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA-4.0)
  12. Salt Lake City Public Library
    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Jan_14_06_interior_Salt_Lake_City_library_2_UT_USA
    (Photo by Apollomelos)
  13. Phillips Exeter Academy Library
    Exeter, New Hampshire, USA
    Phillips-Exeter-Academy-Library-Interior-Exeter-New-Hampshire-Apr-2014-b
    (Photo by Gunnar Klack)
  14. UNAM Central Library
    Mexico City, Mexico
    Biblioteca_Central,_UNAM
    (Photo by Muñoz LC)
  15. University of California San Diego Geisel Library
    San Diego, California, USA
    Geisel-Library.jpg
    (Photo by Ben Lunsford)
  16. Iowa State Capitol Law Library
    Des Moines, Iowa, USA
    800px-IowaStateCapLawLibrary
    (Photo by Dave Parker)
  17. Los Angeles Public Library
    Los Angeles, California, USA Los_Angeles_Public_Library_(2571166072)
    (Photo by Rob Young)
    678px-Los_Angeles_Library_(4)
    (Photo by Mquach)
  18. Cerritos Millennium Library
    Cerritos, California, USA
    1280px-Cerritos_Library_as_seen_from_the_Cerritos_Veterans_Memorial.jpg
    (Photo by The Hills of Cerritos)
  19. Harold Washington Library Center
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
    1280px-Harold_Washington_Library,_Chicago,_Illinois_(9181548762)
    (Photo by Ken Lund)
  20. Fisher Fine Arts Library
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    1024px-FisherLibrary.JPG
    (Photo by Matthew Marcucci)1280px-Fisher_Fine_Arts_Library_-_IMG_6613
    (Photo by Daderot)
  21. Kansas City Central Library
    Kansas City, Kansas
    1024px-Kansas_City_Public_Library_Central_Branch
    (Photo by Charvex)
  22. James B. Hunt Jr. Library
    Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
    1024px-Hunt_Library_Commons_Area
    (Photo by Seannator)
  23. Joe and Rika Mansueto Library
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Final-ly_sunny_(5811669923).jpg
    (Photo by Payton Chung)
  24. Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Library
    Arlington, New York, USA
    1024px-Thompson_Library_External2
    (Photo by Sabatheus (Jim Mills))
    1024px-Thompson_Library_SouthWing.jpg
    (Photo by Sabatheus (Jim Mills))
  25. Palafoxiana Library
    Puebla, Mexico
    685px-Biblioteca_Palafoxiana_de_Puebla
    (Photo by ProtoplasmaKid)
  26. Armstrong-Browning Library
    Waco, Texas, USA
    Baylor_University_June_2016_11_(Armstrong_Browning_Library)
    (Photo by Michael Barera)
  27. Braddock Carnegie Library
    Braddock, Pennsylvania, USA
    BCL_1024x768
  28. Indianapolis Public Library
    Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    1024px-Indianapolis_Central_Library_(3440328630)
    (Photo by Serge Melki)
  29. Hearst Castle Gothic Study
    San Simeon, California, USA
    Gothic_Study_-_Hearst_Castle_-_DSC06902.JPG
    (Photo by Daderot)
  30. Suzzallo Library
    Seattle, Washington, USA
    1024px-Suzzallo_Library_reading_room
    (Photo by Priyaranjan Pattnayak)
  31. Providence Athenaeum
    Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    The_Providence_Athenaeum_interior_view_2014
    (Photo by Kenneth C. Zirkel)
  32. Klarchek Information Commons
    Chicago, Illinios, USA
  33. Harper Library
    Palatine, Illinois, USA
    University_of_Chicago,_Harper_Library
    (Photo by Rick Seidel)
  34. Halifax Central Library
    Halifax, Canada
    Halifax_central_library_June_2015
    (Photo by Citobun)
  35.  University Of Michigan Law School Library
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    1024px-UniversityofMichiganLawLibrary.jpg
    (Photo by AndrewHorne)
  36. Detroit Public Library
    Detroit, Michigan, USA
    13057663003_ba67740a9f_k.jpg
    (Photo by Mike Boening)
  37. Kirby Library
    Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
    1024px-Kirby_Library
    (Photo by Wegrzynl)

Europe

  1. Trinity College Old Library
    Dublin, Ireland
    1017px-Long_Room_Interior,_Trinity_College_Dublin,_Ireland_-_Diliff
    (Photo by David Iliff; License: CC-BY-SA 3.0)
    Trinity_College_Old_Library_‘Long_Room__—_Dublin_(12890323213)
    (Photo by Tony Webster)
  2. Clementinum*
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Clementinum_library (2).jpg
    (Photo by Packare)
  3. The Royal Library Copenhagen
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    1024px-Den_Sorte_Diamant_1
    (Photo by Thue)
  4. Stuttgart City Library
    Stuttgart, Germany 1024px-BibliothekMailaenderPlatzNachtaufnahme_2012-01
    (Photo by Musskiprozz)
  5. Library of Birmingham
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Birmingham_Library_(12945792964)
    (Photo by Peter Broster)
  6. Coimbra, Portugal
    1024px-Coimbra-Library1
    (Photo by PhR6)
    Bodleian Radcliffe Science Library
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Radcliffe_Camera,_Oxford_-_Oct_2006.jpg
    (Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0)
    Austrian National Library*
    Vienna, Austria
    678px-State_Hall_of_the_Austrian_National_Library_NightFall404_3.jpg
    (Photo by Richard Hopkins)
  7. The Admont Library
    Admont, Austria
    1024px-Austria_-_Admont_Abbey_Library_-_1256
    (Photo by Jorge Royan)
  8. Vennesla Library 
    Vennesla, Norway
    Vennesla_library_interior.jpg
    (Photo by Anne Kjersti Bentsen)
  9. Sir Duncan Rice Library
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    768px-8th_Dec_2012-Abdn_Uni_Library_9.JPG
    (Photo by Ragazzi00)
  10. Sainte-Geneviève Library
    Paris, France
    1280px-Salle_de_lecture_Bibliotheque_Sainte-Genevieve_n03
    (Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen)
  11. Reading Room at the British Museum
    London, United Kingdom
    British_Museum_Reading_Room_Panorama_Feb_2006.jpg
    (Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0)
  12. Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
    Apostolic Palace, Vatican City
    Sistinehall.jpg
    (Photo by Ghirlandajo)
  13. Biblioteca Marciana
    Venice, Italy
    1280px-Venice,_Libreria_Marciana.jpg
    (Photo by Sherlock)
  14. Abbey Library of Saint Gall
    St. Gallen, Switzerland
    BibliothekSG1
    (Photo by Reinhard Kraasch)
  15. National Library of Sweden
    Stockholm, Sweden
    The_National_Library_of_Sweden_-_Kungliga_biblioteket_Stockholm_-_lesesalen_-_reading_hall
    (Photo by Øyvind Holmstad)
  16. Melk Monastery Library*
    Melk, Austria
    1024px-Melk_-_Abbey_-_Library.jpg
    (Photo by Emgonzalez)
  17. Strahov Monastery Library*
    Prague, Czech Republic
    1024px-Strahov_Monastery_001.jpg
    (Photo by Y.Shishido)
  18. Chateau de Chantilly Library
     Chantilly, France
    1024px-Chantilly3_tango7174.jpg
    (Photo by Tango7174)
  19. Wiblingen Monastery Library
    Ulm, Germany
    Wiblingen-bibliothek-est
    (Photo by Enslin)
  20. Herzog August Library
    Wolfenbuttel, Germany
    Herzog_August_Bibliothek_3_by_Vincent_Eisfeld.jpg
    (Photo by Vincent Eisfeld)
  21. RijksmuseumLibrary
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Rijksmuseum_library_02.jpg
    (Photo by Sebastian Koppehel)
  22. Stockholm Public Library
    Stockholm, Sweden
    OdenplanBiblioteket
    (Photo by Andrea Serio)
  23. National Library of Belarus 
    Minsk, Belarus
    1280px-Facade_of_National_Library_-_Minsk_-_Belarus_(27546547935).jpg
    (Photo by Adam Jones)
  24. Peckham Library
    London, United Kingdom
    Peckham_library_1
    (Photo by Fin Fahey)
  25. Brandenburg University of Technology Library
    Cottbus, Germany
    Cottbus_Uni_Library.jpg
    (Photo by Teodor Bordeianu)
  26. National Library of France
    Paris, France
    1024px-France,_Paris,_Bibliothèque_nationale_de_France,_site_Richelieu,_salle_ovale.jpg
    (Photo by Vincent Desjardins)
  27. St. Florian Monastery Library
    Sankt Florian, Austria
    1023px-Sankt_Florian_Stiftsbibliothek_St._Florian_5.JPG
    (Photo by Zairon)
  28. Halmstad City Library
    Halmstad, Sweden
    1024px-Halmstads_stadsbibliotek.jpg
    (Photo by Popperipopp)
  29. Mafra National Palace Library
    Mafra, Portugal
    MafraPalace-Library.jpg
    (Photo by Rosino)
  30. Handelingenkamer
    The Hague, Netherlands
    Handelingenkamer_bibliotheek_binnenhof.jpg
    (Photo by rijksoverheid, Arenda Oomen)
  31. Mediatheque Sandro Penna
    Perugia, Italy
    1280px-Biblioteca_Sandro_Penna_Pg.jpg
    (Photo by Clodcardinali)
  32. TU Delft Library
    Delft, Netherlands
    Edit-a-thon_expeditions_and_scientific_laws_-_TU_Delft_Library_-_18_October_2014_01.jpg
    (Photo by Sandra Fauconnier)
  33. Biblioteca Medicea
    Laurenziana, Florence
    Biblioteca_Medicea_Laurenziana_-_panoramio
    (Photo by Angela Stefanoni)
  34. Bristol Central Library
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    1024px-Bristol._Abbot's_Gatehouse_and_Central_Library_2.jpg
    (Photo by Enrique Iniguez Rodriguez)
  35. Codrington Library
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    UK-2014-Oxford-All_Souls_College_02.jpg
    (Photo by Godot13)
    The_Codrington_Library,_All_Souls_College,_Oxford_1
    (Photo by Simon Q)
  36. The Library of El Escorial
    San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
    682px-Biblioteca_El_Escorial.jpg
    (Photo by El fosilmaníaco)
  37. Gheorghe Asachi Technical University Library
    Iasi, Romania
  38. Mackintosh Library
    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
  39. Library of St. Mang’s Abbey
    Fuessen, Germany
  40. Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
    Rome, Italy
    Sistinehall (1)
    (Photo by Maus-Trauden)
  41. The Great Library Of The Reformed Church College Of Sarospatak 
    Sarospatak, Hungary
  42. Budapest University Of Technology And Economics Library
    Budapest, Hungary
    BUTE_central_library,_reading_hall,_2016_Ujbuda.jpg
    (Photo by Globetrotter19)
  43. Utrecht University Library
    Utrecht, Netherlands
    Universiteitsbibliotheek_Utrecht.jpg
    (Photo by Foundert~commonswiki)
  44. Waanders In de Broeren
    Zwolle, Netherlands
    Waanders_in_de_Broeren_DSCF3788.jpg
    (Photo by G.Lanting)
  45. Biblioteca Malatestiana
    Cesena, Italy
    Sala_del_Nuti_6
    (Photo by Boschetti marco 65)
  46. Merton College Library
    Oxford, United Kingdoms
    1280px-Merton_College_library_hall.jpg
    (Photo by Tom Murphy VII)
  47. Cardiff Central Library
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    1024px-Cardiff_(15801926738).jpg
    (Photo by Mario Sánchez Prada)
  48. Stormen Library
    Bodø, Norway
    1023px-BodøLibrary_03
    (Photo by Wald1siedel)
  49. Dokk1 Library
    Aarhus, Denmark
    DOKK1,_from_water_side.jpg
    (Photo by Doug Kerr)
  50. St John’s College Library
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    1024px-St_John's_College_Old_Library_interior.jpg
    (Photo by CharlieRCD)
  51. National Library Of Finland
    Helsinki, Finland
    685px-National_Library_of_Finland_inside
    (Photo by Vestman)
  52. National Library Of Latvia 
    Riga, Latvia
    National_Library_of_Latvia.jpg
    (Photo by Glorandal)
  53. Croatian National Library 
    Zagreb, Croatia
    1024px-20_obljetnica_osnivanja_OS_RH_NSK_pano.jpg
    (Photo by Roberta F.)
  54. Archdiocesan Library of Eger
    Eger, Hungary
  55. New Town Hall Municipal Law Library
    Munich, Germany
    876px-Neues_Rathaus_Munich_March_2013
    (Photo by Martin Falbisoner)
  56. Magdalen College Old Library
    Oxford, United Kingdom
  57. De Krook Library
    Gent, Belgium
    Gent_-_De_Krook_16-3-2017_13-36-42.JPG
    (Photo by Paul Hermans)
  58. Library and Learning Centre
    Vienna, Austria
    Campus_WU_LC_D1_TC_DSC_1440w.jpg
    ( Photo by P e z i)
  59. Graz University Library Reading Room
    Graz, Austria
    1024px-Graz_University-Library_reading-room.jpg
    (Photo by Dr. Marcus Gossler)
  60. Library of Sofia University
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    Sofia_university_library.jpg
    (Photo by Anastas Tarpanov)
  61. Oberlausitzische Library Of Science
    Gorlitz, Germany
    13-11-02-olb-by-RalfR-03.jpg
    (Photo by © Ralf Roletschek)

Asia

  1. Musashino Art University Museum and Library
    Tokyo, Japan
  2. Connemara Public Library
    Chennai, India
    1024px-CONNEMARA_PUBLIC_LIBRARY_01.jpg
    (Photo by Dr. Narayanan Hariharan)
  3. Beitou Branch of the Taipei Public Library
    Taipei City, Taiwan
    Taipei_Public_Library_Beitou_Branch_Interior_2015.jpg
    (Photo by Wpcpey)
  4. Liyuan Library
    Beijing, China
  5. Kanazawa Umimirai Library
    Kanazawa City, Japan
    Kanazawa_Umimirai_Library_exterior_ac_(4).jpg
    (Photo by Asturio Cantabrio)
  6. National Library of Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore
    768px-National_library_interior
    (Photo by Calvin Teo)
  7. Tama Art University Library
    Tokyo, Japan
    Tama_bijutsu_daigaku_library
    (Photo by Robertbaum)
  8. National Library of Sejong City
    Sejong City, South Korea
    Sejong_National_Library_east.jpg
    (Photo by Minseong Kim)
  9. Bishan Community Library
    Singapore, Singapore
    683px-Bishan_Library_MG_9559_for_wiki.jpg
    (Photo by Someformofhuman)
  10. National Library of China
    Beijing, China
    1024px-National_Library_of_China_-_Beijing_-_2013_(16359392581)
    (Photo by IQRemix)
  11. Rampur Raza Library
    Uttar Pradesh, India
    Raza_Library
    (Photo by Ariannarama)
  12. David Sassoon Library 
    Mumbai, India
    1001px-David_Sassoon_Library.jpg
    (Photo by Joe Ravi, CC-BY-SA 3.0)
  13. Tianyi Pavilion Library
    Ningbo, China
    Tianyi_Ge_Garden.jpg
    (Photo by Jenny J.Y.)
  14. National Library of Bhutan
    Thimphu, Bhutan
    National_Library_and_Archives,_Bhutan,_2014-05-14
    (Photo by Christopher J. Flynn)
  15. Grand People’s Study House
    Pyongyang, North Korea
    1280px-Grand_People's_Study_House,_Pyongyang,_North_Korea
    (Photo by Kok Leng Yeo)
  16. Nakanoshima Library
    Osaka, Japan
    Osaka_Prefectural_Nakanoshima_Library_in_201504_002.JPG
    (Photo by Mc681)
  17. Sendai Mediatheque 
    Sendai, Japan
    Sendai_Mediatheque_2009
    (Photo by scarletgreen)
  18. Tripitaka Koreana Library
    Haeinsa Temple, South Korea
    Korea-Haeinsa-Tripitaka_Koreana-01
    (Photo by Lauren Heckler)

South America

  1. Royal Portuguese Reading Room
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    リオの幻想図書館_Real_Gabinete_Portugues_de_Leitura_(8735773218).jpg
    (Photo by Mayumi Ishikawa)
  2. National Library of Brazil
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    900px-Biblioteca_Nacional_(6738800857).jpg
    (Photo by Leandro Neumann Ciuffo)
  3. Monastery of San Francisco Library
    Lima, Peru
    1280px-Basílica_y_Convento_de_San_Francisco_de_Lima,_Peru.jpg
    (Photo by BrunoLocatelli)
  4. National Library of Chile
    Santiago, Chile
    Sala_Gabriela_Mistral_de_la_Biblioteca_Nacional_de_Chile.jpg
    (Photo by Freddy Alexander Bugueño Tolmo)
  5. Casa de la Literatura Peruana
    Lima, Peru
    Estación_de_Desamparados_o_Casa_de_la_Literatura_Peruana
    (Photo by Manuel Menal)
  6. National Library of Costa Rica
    San Jose, Costa Rica
    1280px-Nationalbibliothek_von_Costa_Rica_(Biblioteca_Nacional__Miguel_Obregón_Lizano_).jpg
    (Photo by Gerd Wiechmann)
  7. Biblioteca Virgilio Barco
    Bogotá, Colombia
    1024px-Biblioteca_Pública_Virgilio_Barco.jpg
    (Photo by Matt Lemmon)
  8. Biblioteca de España
    Medellín, Colombia
    1024px-Biblioteca_España-Medellin.JPG
    (Photo by SajoR)
  9. Biblioteca EPM
    Medellín, Colombia
    Bteca_epm.JPG
    (Photo by Jorge Gomez)
  10. Villanueva Public Library
    Villanueva, Colombia

Africa

  1. Bibliotheca Alexandrina
    Alexandria, Egypt
    1024px-Bibliotheca_Alexandrina_plaza_003.jpg
    (Photo by Moushira)
    Alexandria,_Egypt_-_4416696580.jpg
    (Photo by MrSnooks
  2. Saint Catherine’s Monastery Library
    Sinai, Egypt
    1024px-Katharinenkloster_Sinai_BW_2
    (Photo by Berthold Werner)
  3. Misr University for Science and Technology Library: See Photos Here
    Giza Governorate, Egypt
  4. October 6 University Library: See Photos Here
    Giza Governorate, Egypt
  5. National Library of South Africa
    Pretoria, South Africa
    South_African_National_Library,_Cape_Town_02.JPG
    (Photo by NegativeC)
  6. CL Marais Library
    Stellenbosch, South Africa
    CL_Marais_Library_(entrance).JPG
    (Photo by HelenOnline)
  7. Port Elizabeth Main Library
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    Port_Elizabeth_library-010
    (Photo by radami)
  8. Kenyatta University Library
    Nairobe, Kenya
    KenyattaUnivLibrary.jpg
    (Photo by Thorkild Tylleskar)
  9. Balme Library
    Accra, Ghana
    1024px-Badme_Library_of_University_of_Ghana,_Accra,_Ghana
    (Photo by Rjruiziii)
  10. Keren Public Library  
    Keren, Eritrea
    5552248477_5ce36c5f41_z
    (Photo by Book Aid International)

Oceania

  1. Mortlock Wing State Library
    Adelaide, Australia
    1280px-Adelaide_City_Library.jpg
    (Photo by Jonwestra)
  2. Macquarie University Library
    Sydney, Australia
    1024px-Macquarie_University_New_Library_2011.jpg
    (Photo by Mw12310)
  3. State Library of Victoria 
    Melbourne, Australia
    724px-State_Library_of_Victoria_La_Trobe_Reading_room_5th_floor_view.jpg
    (Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0)
  4. Edith Cowan University Joondalup Library 
    Joondalup, Australia
    Edith_Cowan_University_Joondalup_library.jpg
    (Photo by Michael  Coghlan)
  5. State Library of New South Wales
    Sydney, Australia
    1024px-State_Library_of_New_South_Wales_Reading_Room_2017.jpg
    (Photo by Wpcpey)
  6. Barr Smith Library
    Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    1280px-UofAdelaide-BarrSmithLibrary-Aug08.jpg
    (Photo by Pdfpdf)
  7. University of Otago Central Library
    Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
    14317411767_afc562327f_k.jpg
    (Photo by Allison Brown)
  8. George Forbes Memorial Library
    Lincoln, New Zealand
    3734446042_388c882476_o.jpg
    (Photo by der Benni)
  9. Tuggeranong Library
    Greenway, ACT, Australia
    5400662986_bb1e78ded9_b
    (Photo by longreach)

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20 comments

  1. Reblogged this on John's Notes and commented:
    With National Book Lover’s Day coming up on August 9th, I think that this is a great list of libraries we will want to visit. When I travel I try to visit interesting libraries and post on my blog about them as well. This is a wonderful compilation and now gives me even more places to put on my visitation list.

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