Beautiful Libraries

Bless Your Eyes with 10 of the Most Beautiful Libraries in the U.S.A

This may or may not be true for everyone, but I’ve never met a library I didn’t LOVE. Maybe that’s an exaggeration; when I go to my itty-bitty local library, but not for the following beauts. Curbed, the America real-estate site, recently pulled together a list of the twenty most beautiful libraries in the U.S.

 

However, with libraries like these, you can’t just have one style or another. From the powerful gothic architecture with rich, mahogany shelves to the floor to ceiling windows of glass and pristine reading rooms. You may think you have a type when it comes to libraries, but these wonderful establishments are all pretty damn easy on the eyes. Check out some of these bad boys:

 

1. Boston Central Library in Boston, Massachusetts

 

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2. Phillips Exeter Academy Library in Exeter, New Hampshire

 

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3. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

 

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4. Arabian Library in Scottsdale Arizona

 

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5. State Library of Iowa’s Law Library in Des Moines, Iowa

 

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6. Billings Public Library in Billings, Montana

 

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7. New York Public Library in New York City, New York

 

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8. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven, Connecticut

 

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9. William W. Cook Legal Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

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10. Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, Kansas

 

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To look through the rest of the list, check out Curbed here!

 

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