45+ Of The Most Majestic Libraries In The World

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Though they are losing ground to the e-book and the audio book, libraries were once central hubs of human intellectual progress. There’s something about them that still attracts people, however – whether it’s their magnificent architecture or the unmistakable smell of books and dust, scholars and dreamers alike still enjoy perusing their hoards of literary treasures.

Because of their critical importance, libraries were often built to be beautiful and built to last. Combined with the sometimes priceless treasures that they hold, their simultaneously enormous and intimate spaces possess a charm that no other type of building can command.

If you know of any other amazing libraries that should be celebrated on this list, then please add them. You can vote for your favorite houses of knowledge as well!

1. Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland

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2. The National Library Of Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

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3. Biblioteca Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

4. St. Florian Monastery, Austria

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5. The Admont Library, Admont, Austria

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6. George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland, Usa

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7. Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-generaal Den Haag Iii, Netherlands

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8. Austrian National Library, Vienna, Austria

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9. Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbra, Portugal

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10. Bibliothèque Nationale De France, Paris, France

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11. The Old Public Library Of Cincinnati, Ohio, Usa

12. The City Library, Stuttgart, Germany

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13. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, Connecticut, Usa

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14. New York Public Library

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15. The Iowa State Law Library, Iowa, Usa

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16. Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève, Paris, France

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17. Walker Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa

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18. The Oberlausitzische Library Of Science, Gorlitz, Germany

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19. The Library Of Congress, Washington, D.c., Usa

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20. St John’s College Library, Cambridge, Uk

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21. Technical University “gheorghe Asachi” Library, Iasi, Romania

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22. Bibliothèque Mazarine, Paris, France

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23. Harper Library, Usa

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24. Vennesla Library, Vennesla, Norway

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25. The National Library Of China, Beijing, China

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26. State Library Of Victoria, Australia

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27. The Tripitaka Koreana Library, Haeinsa Temple, South Korea

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28. Biblioteca Universidade De Coimbra, Portugal

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29. Jp Morgan Library, New York, Ny

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30. Palácio Nacional De Mafra, Portugal

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31. Book Mountain, Spijkenisse, Netherlands

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32. The Forgotten Library

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33. Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge (uk)

34. National Library Of Latvia, Riga

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35. Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

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36. National Library Of Chile, Santiago, Chile

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37. Library Of Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

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38. Jose Vasconcelos Library, Mexico

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39. The Building Of University Library In Warsaw 🙂

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40. 50 Szte Klebelsberg Library, Szeged, Hungary

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41. Library Of Orthopedic Institute Rizzoli – Bologna

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42. El Ateneo. Buenos Aires, Argentina

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43. Indianapolis Central Library, Indianapolis, Usa

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44. Central University Library, Leuven, Belgium

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45. National Library Of Latvia, Riga

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46. Uris Library At Cornell University

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47. The National Library Of Finland, Helsinki, Finland

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Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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