I make no secret of the fact that I’m a hardcore bibliophile, but we’re a common enough lot these day. And the one sight that always makes me linger over a webpage is rows and rows of neatly organized books. So, in an effort to draw more like-minded read here to my little blog, I decided to round-up a gallery of photos of some of the most beautiful libraries I’ve ever seen photos of. Enjoy.
If you enjoy this gallery, make sure you check out our other list of The United States’ Most Beautiful Libraries!
Abbey Library St. Gall in Saint Gallen, Switzerland
Photo Credit: Gerda Steiner & Jorg Lenzlinger.
The Astronomy Library of the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands
Photo Credit: (Erik)
Bristol Central Library
Photo Credit: *Firefox
The British Library reading room at the centre of the
Great Court of the British Museum in London, England.
Photo Credit: Sifter
Central Library of Vancouver in Vancouver, Canada
Photo Credit: lightgazer
Delft University Library in The Netherlands
Photo Credit: rutger spoelstra
José Vasconcelos Library in México City, Mexico
Photo Credit: CliNKer
Klementinum National Library in the Czech Republic
Photo Credit: The Czech Tourism Board
The Library of Melk Abbey, in Melk, Austria
Photo Credit: Emgonzalez
Library of Parliament (reading room), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Photo Credit: Alejandro Erickson
The Los Angeles Central Library in Los Angeles, California
Photo Credit: Candice (Bessie Smith)
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (The Austrian National Library) in Vienna, Austria
Photo Credit: Oke
Philological Library of the Free University Berlin, Germany
Photo Credit: Sven Werkmeister
The Royal library Black Diamond in Copenhagen, Denmark
Photo Credit: madcrow
Royal Library El Escorial in Spain
Photo Credit: cuellar
City Library of Stockholm in Sweden
Photo Credit: arndalarm
The Suzzallo library of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
Photo Credit: Cap’n Surly
Even more Libraries
If you enjoyed this gallery, make sure you check out our other list of The United States’ Most Beautiful Libraries!
Of course, these are only my top choice for the world’s most beautiful libraries. There are hundreds of libraries around the world. Here are a few other location to find photographs of some of the world’s most scenic libraries.
If you know of any other good library compilations that differs significantly from this list, drop a comment below.