Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

There are two things I really love: books and cool interior design. And this is what we are writing about today. The most unique and beautifully designed libraries around the world. Cozy and majestic atmosphere, dwelling in these architectural masterpieces, is truly what makes reading so special out there. Built 300 years ago or designed in a modern twenty first century style, these places testify of great knowledge in there.

Altenburg Abbey Library, Altenburg, Austria (left) and Abbey of St Gall Library, St Gallen, Switzerland

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: Will Pryce and Thames Hudson

Library at Admond Abbey, Austria – the largest monastery in the world 🙂

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: Will Pryce and Thames Hudson

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: Will Pryce and Thames Hudson

The library of the Faculty of Philology, The Free University of Berlin

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: Sven Werkmeister

Library at Pontifical Lateran University, Rome, Italy

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: mimo5

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: mimo5

Trinity College Library at University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: smartbydesign

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, New Heaven, Conn

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

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Codrington Library at Oxford University, Oxford, England

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: speed_reading

Library at the Benedictine Monastery of Admond, Admond, Austria

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: stiftsadmont

Jose Vasconcelos Library, Mexico City

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: unknown

Bishan Public Library, Singapore

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: Inhabitat

George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: thebaltimorechop

The Library of the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: cuellar

The Stockholm public library

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: Eole

The Domed Reading Room of the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: waltonics

Suzzalo library of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: Cap’n Surly

The astronomy library of the University of Ultrecht, The Netherlands

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: Erik

The Bedales Memorial Library, Steep UK

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: George Wilson

The University of Delft, The Netherlands

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: Rutger Spoelstra

Library Parabola

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: Sifter

Rotunde – the main reading hall of the City Library of Stockholm

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: arndalarm

Library of the Durch Parliament, The Hague

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: Menno Manheim

The Central Public Library in Vancouver, Canada

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: lightgazer

The Royal Portugese Cabinet of Reading, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: Marcelo Nacinovic

Big Books – entrance of the public library Mejanes in Aix en-Provence, France

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credits: marlenedd

Clementium, Prague, Czech Republic

Most Fascinating Libraries in the World

Photo credit: unknown

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