19 of the Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

Libraries are places to learn, reflect, create and study but with modern technology giving people access to more documents, books and information than ever before from the comfort of their own home means that the number of new libraries opening in recent years has seen a dramatic decline, in this post we look at some of the most stunning and beautiful libraries from around the world. From old traditional libraries to the latest modern ones the collection features some truly spectacular buildings and architecture.

Abbey Library of St. Gall in Switzerland

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TU Delft Library in the Netherlands

 

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University Club Library in New York

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Geisel Library in the University of California

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British Library – London

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Library of Congress in Washington

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José Vasconcelos Library in Mexico

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt

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Graz University Library in Austria

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Stuttgart Library in Germany

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 Iowa State Capital Law Library

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Suzzalo Library in Seattle

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Kirby Library in Pennsylvania

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Admont Abbey Library in Austria

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Library of Parliament in Canada

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Seattle Public Library

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Belarus National Library

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Public Library in Stockholm

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University of Dublin Library

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Yale University Library

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Some stunningly beautiful architecture can be seen throughout these libraries from the old to the new build they all represent peaceful spaces for those to open their minds and learn. Which of these libraries would you love to study in?

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