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Most Beautiful Libraries Around The World

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  • Library of Parliament - Ottawa, Canada

    Library of Parliament - Ottawa, Canada

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    This fairytale-type library was created in the 1790s. The Gothic-Revival architecture is what makes this building so picturesque and grand.

  • William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library - Ohio, USA

    William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library - Ohio, USA

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    This amazing library, located on the campus of the Ohio State University, was designed in 1910 through an architectural competition. The library has been renovated three times since it was first built.

  • Rijksmuseum Research Library - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Rijksmuseum Research Library - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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    There's more to Amsterdam than just a carefree crowd and amazing museums. This is the largest public art history research library in the Netherlands.

  • The Boston Public Library - Massachusetts, USA

    The Boston Public Library - Massachusetts, USA

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    Containing about 23 million items, the Boston Public Library is the second largest library in the United States. (Second only behind the Library of Congress.)

  • The New York Public Library - New York City, USA

    The New York Public Library - New York City, USA

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    You might remember this library from Carrie's wedding in the movie Sex and the City. This majestic building, completed in 1911, was the largest marble structure in the U.S. at the time.

  • Trinity College Library - Dublin, Ireland

    Trinity College Library - Dublin, Ireland

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    This is the largest library in Ireland, and is the permanent home of the "Book of Kells," an illuminated manuscript of the gospels.

  • The University of Michigan Law Library - Michigan, USA

    The University of Michigan Law Library - Michigan, USA

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    This library houses one of the world's best collections of research materials.

  • Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart - Stuttgart, Germany

    Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart - Stuttgart, Germany

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    You can’t turn a corner in this place without seeing books everywhere. The monolithic construction makes this building a center point of society.

  • Seattle Public Library - Washington, USA

    Seattle Public Library - Washington, USA

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    The total amount of concrete in the library would cover 10 football fields 1-foot deep. In addition, the library has an expanded collection capacity of 1.45 million books and materials.

most-beautiful-libraries-around-the-worldAll book lovers enjoy browsing the stacks for hours in their favorite library or book store, but imagine walking down the aisles in Trinity College Library in Dublin, or enjoying the incredible architecture inside Strahov Monastery Library in Prague. Libraries can sometimes be overlooked as astonishing monuments, so here are the nine most stunning libraries from around the world.

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