15 most beautiful libraries in the world
• 15 most beautiful libraries in the world
Below is a list of 15 most beautiful libraries in the world according to Internet users. Of course, that makes these books so special libraries, but many of them on their own - true works of art and sights of the city and university.
Trinity College Library at the University of Dublin.
Kirby Library, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Is the national library of the United States and the oldest federal agency in the US (1800). The library is located in three buildings, is the largest library in the world by the number of shelves and the number of books (22, 19 million).
The National Library of Belarus in Minsk. Founded September 15, 1922. It contains the largest library in the country's print media, and the third largest collection of Russian books outside its territory.
Now the Minsk library is in the new 72-meter building in Minsk. The building has 22 floors, it was completed in January 2006. It accommodates 2,000 readers and has a conference hall for 500 seats.
His main architectural component has the shape of rombokubooktaedra. The design of the new building developed Mikhail Vinogradov and Viktor Kramarenko.
The library of the monastery of St. Gall in Switzerland. Library founded by Saint Othmar, the founder of the monastery of St. Gall. It is the oldest library in Switzerland and one of the earliest and most important monastic libraries in the world.
The library holds 2,100 manuscripts dating from the VIII - XV century, 1650 incunabula (printed before 1500) and old printed books.. Just a library of about 160 000 volumes. For example, here it is kept the manuscript, "The Song of the Nibelungs".
Reading Room Graz University Library Karl and Franz in Austria.
Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library - the main library of the University of California in San Diego. There is 4 of 6 libraries campus.
The building is named in honor of Audrey and Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) for their generous contributions to the library and the desire to improve the literacy of the population.
Delft University of Technology Library, South Holland, Netherlands. Built in 1997, the library was created by the design of architecture bureau "Mecanoo". It is for the inner courtyard of the university. library roof covered with grass, which serves as a natural insulation material.
The building rises from the ground with one hand, so that you can climb to the building itself. The building is topped by a steel cone, which gives it a unique shape.
The opposite wall of the court is composed entirely of glass.
The Stockholm Public Library, Sweden. Stockholm library is a round building, created by Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund. It produced in 1918. Construction began in 1924 and completed it in 1928. This is one of the most notable buildings in Stockholm. It was the first library in Sweden, where they took the open shelves.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Main Library and cultural center on the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.
This is - a tribute to the famous Library of Alexandria, lost in antiquity, as well as an attempt to recreate something similar.
Reading Room of the British Museum in London. Reading Room is located in the Grand Courtyard of the British Museum.
In 1997, the library moved to a new building at St Pancras, London, but the reading room remained in the same place, at the British Museum.
Sofia, Bulgaria University Library.
Public Library, Seattle, Washington, USA. 11-storey building in glass and steel opened in downtown Seattle May 23, 2004.
The library, which occupies an area of 34,000 m² can accommodate about 1, 45 million books and other materials, has underground parking for 143 cars, as well as 400 computers. In the first year the library was visited by over 2 million people.
Zhuanina Library of the University of Coimbra in Portugal.
Zhuanina library is located in the University of Coimbra, built in the 18th century, during the reign of the Portuguese King João V (library named after him).
The library is located in the upper part of the university, next to the tower.
Public Library of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.