Amazing libraries to visit


By Trisha Sengupta
Published December 28, 2020

Hindustan Times


Stuttgart City Library, Germany

This nine-storey architectural wonder has a wide range of books that people can scrounge through at any time

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New York Public Library, USA

You can do something very special in this place besides reading books – honour someone by dedicating a table or a chair to them

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Trinity College Library, Ireland

This is the largest library in Ireland. Book of Kells, a manuscript believed to have been created in 800 CE is among the most-prized possessions of the place

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National Library, Austria

This library, besides having valuable books, also has a Globe Museum

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George Peabody Library, USA

Designed in the 19th-century, the place is packed with books from brim to brim. One of its specialties is the skylight roof. People can also rent it as a venue for weddings or events

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Sainte-Geneviève Library, France

Famed architect Henri Labrouste designed this place in mid-19th century. This place is well-known for its cast iron column reading room

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The Admont Library, Austria

This beautiful library was designed in 1776. It has a 230-foot-long hall with over 200,000 books

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The Morgan Library & Museum, USA

Originally a private library, it became a public one in 1924. Other than books, this place also has manuscripts, drawings, and ancient artefacts

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Library of Parliament, Canada

This library is in an iconic building and houses several arts and artifacts

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Klementinum Library, Czech Republic

Vividly decorated with frescoes on domed ceilings, this library is a piece of art in itself

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