25 Stunning Libraries From Around The World

Posted by on February 13, 2013

Although you may not think of your neighborhood library down the street as anything more than a big room full of books, libraries can be so much more. Most countries have national libraries containing not only vast amounts of historical information but also serving as an architectural tribute to the nation’s achievements. So, although you probably never thought this day would come, prepare to be awed by these 25 stunning libraries from around the world!
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Amsterdam Public Library (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Amsterdam Public Library (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
24

Stockholm Public Library (Stockholm, Sweden)

Stockholm Public Library (Stockholm, Sweden)
23

George Peabody Library (Baltimore, Maryland)

George Peabody Library (Baltimore, Maryland)
22

National Library of Finland (Helsinki, Finland)

National Library of Finland (Helsinki, Finland)
21

Villanueva Public Library (Villanueva, Colombia)

Villanueva Public Library (Villanueva, Colombia)
20

Jose Vasconcelos Library (Mexico City, Mexico)

Jose Vasconcelos Library (Mexico City, Mexico)
19

Stuttgart City Library (Stuttgart, Germany)

Stuttgart City Library (Stuttgart, Germany)
18

Library at El Real Monasterio de El Escorial (Madrid, Spain)

Library at El Real Monasterio de El Escorial (Madrid, Spain)
17

State Library (Victoria, Australia)

State Library (Victoria, Australia)
16

The Royal Danish Library (Copenhagen, Denmark)

The Royal Danish Library (Copenhagen, Denmark)
15

Suzzalo Library at the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington)

Suzzalo Library at the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington)
14

Iowa State Capital Law Library (Iowa, United States)

Iowa State Capital Law Library (Iowa, United States)
13

Kanazawa Umimirai Library (Kanazawa City, Japan)

Kanazawa Umimirai Library (Kanazawa City, Japan)
12

Central Public Library (Vancouver, Canada)

Central Public Library (Vancouver, Canada)
11

Vennesla Library and Culture House (Vennesla, Norway)

Vennesla Library and Culture House (Vennesla, Norway)
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  • Jo Silver

    Mitchell Library is in Sydney, Australia. NOT Glasgow.

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  • Bruno

    bah! where is “Biblioteca de Coimbra”?!

  • manuel

    Nice things know