15 Incredible Libraries Around the World



Moldova National Library - Photograph by Daniel Zollinger

These pillars of higher learning are also home to some of the world’s most incredible architecture. Below is a small collection of stunning libraries around the globe. From the historical to the modern, these centres of knowledge and learning also preserve the history and culture of their respective periods. Personally, I would find it hard to concentrate in some of these places, they are too beautiful for the eye not to wander.



1. University Club Library - New York City, United States





Photograph by Peter Bond

2. Canadian Library of Parliament - Ottawa, Canada




Photograph by James Gillard

3. Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library - New Haven, Connecticut





Photograph by Lauren Manning




Photograph by KAALpurush

4. Iowa State Capital Law Library - United States




Photograph by Tani Livengood

5. Suzzalo Library at the University of Washington - Seattle, Washington





Photograph by Sam

6. Admont Abbey Library - Austria




Photograph by Ognipensierovo

7. State Library - Victoria, Australia 




Photograph by Waltonics

8. Library at El Real Monasterio de El Escorial - Madrid, Spain




Photograph by Jose Maria Cuellar

9. José Vasconcelos Library - Mexico City, Mexico14





Photograph by Aurelio Asiain

10. Real Gabinete Português de Leitura - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil




Photograph by Ruy Barbosa Pinto

11. National Library of Finland - Helsinki, Finland




Photograph by Marj-Liisa

12. Mitchell Library - Sydney, Australia




Photograph by Christopher Chan

13. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada




Photograph by Fadi J

14. George Peabody Library - Baltimore, Maryland




 Photograph by Danielle King

15. Strahov Theological Hall - Prague, Czech Republic



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