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blackbird

It's impossible to choose. Each is so beautiful- stunning really.

I've spent time in the Suzzollo Library during my college days but I don't remember it looking like that. But, I usually spent my time in the new addition with its metal shelving and sturdy tables. But, anywhere that they keep books is great.

Another favorite library is the John Quincy Adams library in Massachusetts.

Dark Puss

I've visited a number of these but I have never worked in any of them. Shame there are so few modern libraries illustrated. I don't have a favourite and indeed I regard libraries as essentially functional so I'd really only be able to chose from ones I had actually made use of. Thank you for pointing us to this interesting web page.

Jackie (Farm Lane Books)

Beautiful! The Swiss ones seems to be the best, but I'd be happy to have any of the as my local library!

adele geras

Absolutely MINDBLOWING! And I find it hard to choose. I've visited a lot of the British ones but not the foreign ones. Fancy Austria, Portugal, and USA...but they are all amazing. Thank you, Cornflower, for this treat.
PS.Must go back and see if I haven't missed John Rylands Library in Manchester....that's superb.

Fran H-B

I saw the chained library in Hereford many years ago- taken by my bibliophilic mother. I rather mourn the passing of the old reading room in the British Musuem, which did have an atmosphere to it. The atmosphere of a library is the thing which haunts me most, and I would love to visit some of those pictured here.
Just as an aside, I often return to my old school library in dreams!

Susie Vereker

Wonderful, almost too much to take in.

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