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15 Fantastic Libraries and Where to Find Them!

Just like a human, the true beauty of a library is on the inside. But also like a human, sometimes the outside is nice too. The folks at Architectural Digest have put their design expertise to use for the bookish among us, and have revealed the most splendid, spectacular, beautiful libraries in the world. Architecturally speaking.

 

These are the most fantastic libraries in the world and where to find them!

 

1. Seattle Public Library’s Central Library | Seattle, Washington

 

Seattle Library

 

2. Trinity College Old Library | Dublin, Ireland

 

Trinity College

 

3. University of Aberdeen New Library | Aberdeen, Scotland

 

Aberdeen

 

4. Musashino Art University Museum & Library | Tokyo, Japan

 

Musashino

 

5. Clementinum | Prague, Czech Republic

 

Clementinum

 

6. The Royal Library | Copenhagen, Denmark

 

The Royal Library

 

7. Sainte-Geneviève Library | Paris, France

 

Sainte-Genevieve

 

8. Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library | New York, New York

 

NYPL

 

9. Bodleian Library | Oxford, England

 

Bodleian

 

10. Stuttgart City Library | Stuttgart, Germany

 

Stuttgart

 

11. St. Florian Monastery | Sankt Florian, Austria

 

St. Florian

 

12. Bibliotecha Alexandrina | Alexandria, Egypt

 

Alexandria

 

13. George Peabody Library | Baltimore, Maryland

 

George Peabody

 

14. José Vasconcelos Library | Mexico City, Mexico

 

Jose Vasconcelos

 

15. Vennesla Library and Cultural Center | Vennesla, Norway

 

Vennesla

 

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