Below is a list of 15 most beautiful libraries in the world according to Internet users. Of course, this book makes this library so special, but many of them by themselves - true works of art and the attractions of cities and universities.

Library of Trinity College at the University of Dublin.

Kirby Library, College of Lafayette, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA.

Library of Congress, Washington, DC. This National Library of the United States and is the oldest federal agency in the U.S. (1800). Library is located in three buildings, is the largest library in the world in the number of shelves and number of books (22.19 million).
National Library of Belarus in Minsk. Founded September 15, 1922. It contains the largest library of publications of the country and the third largest collection of Russian books outside its territory.
Now Minsk library located in the new 72-meter building in Minsk. The building has 22 floors, it was completed in January 2006. It accommodates 2,000 readers and has a conference hall with 500 seats.
Its main component is an architectural form rombokubooktaedra. The design of a new building developed Mikhail Vinogradov and Victor Kramarenko.
Library of the monastery of St. Gall in Switzerland. Library founded by Saint Othmar, the founder of the monastery of St. Gall. It is the oldest library in Switzerland and one of the earliest and most important monastic libraries in the world.
Library holds 2100 manuscripts, dating from the VIII - XV centuries., 1650 incunabula (printed before 1500) and old printed books. Results in the library of about 160,000 volumes. For example, the manuscript is kept here, "Song of the Nibelungs."
Reading Room Library of Graz University, and Karl Franz of Austria.
Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library - Main Library University of California at San Diego. Here are four of the six libraries on campus.
The building is named in honor of Audrey and Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss known as) for their generous contributions to the library and the desire to improve the literacy of the population.
Delft University of Technology Library, South Holland, Netherlands. Built in 1997 the library was created by architectural firm designs «Mecanoo». It is located in the courtyard of the university. Library roof covered with grass, which serves as a natural insulation material.
The construction rises from the ground on one side, so that you can climb on the building itself. The building is topped by a steel cone that gives it its unique shape.
The opposite wall of the yard is composed entirely of glass.
Stockholm Public Library, Sweden. Stockholm Library is a round building, created by Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund. It is prepared in 1918. Construction began in 1924 and completed it in 1928. This is one of the most remarkable buildings in Stockholm. It was the first library in Sweden, where they took the open shelves.
Alexandrina Library, Alexandria, Egypt.
Alexandrina Library - Main Library and Cultural Center on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.
This is - a tribute to the famous Library of Alexandria, lost in antiquity, as well as an attempt to recreate something similar.
Reading Room of the British Museum in London. Reading Room is located in the Grand Courtyard of the British Museum.
In 1997 the library moved to a new building at St Pancras, London, but the reading room was there, in the British Museum.
Library of the University of Sofia in Bulgaria.
Public Library, Seattle, Washington, USA. 11-storey glass and steel has opened in downtown Seattle May 23, 2004.
Library, which occupies an area of ​​34,000 m ² holds about 1.45 million books and other materials that have underground parking for 143 cars and 400 computers. In the first year the library visited by more than 2 million people.
Coimbra University Library Zhuanina in Portugal.
Zhuanina Library is located in the University of Coimbra, which was built in the 18th century during the reign of the Portuguese King João V (library named after him).
The library is located in the upper part of the university, next to the tower.
Public Library in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


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