20+ Of The Most Amazing Libraries In The World

Some say libraries are obsolete in the age of information and technology, but for myself personally, libraries will always hold a special allure that fascinates me, and commands my admiration and respect.

So much knowledge; so many stories; so much imagination; so much history — all in one place — and as someone who was literally saved from depression, anxiety, and the growing contemplation of suicide — because I simply started dedicating serious time to reading and researching books — a library for me is a sacred place… a hospital for the broken mind… a church for the lost soul.

So I decided to put together a blog of some of the most amazing libraries from around the world for people who appreciate them as much as I do.


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St. Florian Monastery, Austria

Image Credit: Renate Dodell

Image Credit: Stift Saint Florian

Image Credit: Gerhard Trumler

The National Library of the Czech Republic

Image credit: Sean Yan

Image Credit: Iztok Alf Kurnik

Image Credit: Olivier Martel Savoie

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

Image Credit: Michael Klug

Image Credit: Boris G

Image Credit: Hady Khandani

The Tianjin Binhai Library, China

Image Credits: MVRDV

The Austrian National Library

Image Credit: Richard Hopkins

Image Credit: onb.ac.at

Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland

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Image Credit: jponic

Image Credit: Lost At E  Minor

The Admont Library, Admont, Austria

Image Credit: Benediktinerstift Admont

Image Credit: Jorge Royan

George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Image Credit: Matthew Petroff

Image Credit: Galdoughnut

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


Image Credit: Tweede Kamer

Kansas City Public Library

Image Credit: Stile Antinco


Image Credit: The Missouri Times

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Bibliothèque Nationale De France, Paris, France

Image Credit: Franck Bohbot

The Iowa State Law Library, Iowa, Usa

Image Credit: legis.iowa.gov

Image Credit: CNN

The City Library, Stuttgart, Germany

Image Credit: Philipp Hilpert

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, Connecticut, USA

Image Credit: Michael Marsland

Image Credit: Michael Marsland

Vennesla Library, Vennesla, Norway

Image Credit: Helen & Hard

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Bibliothèque Mazarine, Paris, France

Image Credit: Franck Bohbot

The National Library Of China, Beijing, China

Image Credit: Tian-yu Xiong

Boston Public Library, Boston

Image Credit: Franck Bohbot

The Great Library Of The Reformed Church College Of Sarospatak – Sarospatak, Hungary

Image Credit: Áron Kovács

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt

Image Credit: James Willis

Image Credit: Bibalex.org

El Escorial Library, Spain

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Central Library of National Autonomous University of Mexico

Image Credit: David Valencia

Image Credit: Chilango/Shutterstock

Wiblinglen Abbey Library – Ulm, Germany

Image Credit: Getty

Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice, Italy

Image Credit: marciana.venezia.sbn.it

State Library of South Australia

Image Credit: slsa.sa.gov

Image Credit: AdelaideConvention.com

New York Public Library

Image Credit: www.nypl.org

The Strahov Monastery Library, Prague

Image Credit: Alexandr Ukolov

So which one was your favorite? Did I miss any you think should’ve been included?

Please leave your comments below…


Written by Gavin Nascimento, Founder of aNewKindOfHuman.com

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