August 16, 2009

Coolest Libraries in the World

Posted by at 8:25 am in Trivia | Permalink

What’s better than a library? 

Library fact #1: They look sweet.

Library fact #2: They hold zillions of books.

Library fact #3: The books are all FREE!

Not sure what else there is to say! The world is full of amazingly gorgeous libraries, and sometimes I find myself surfing the web, looking at library pictures, wishing I could go to one and just sit there and read for hours . . .

With that in mind, I’d like to present (sigh) the Five Coolest-Looking Libraries On Earth!

Strahov Philosophical Hall, Prague
If you ever saw Beauty and the Beast, this is what I remember the Beast’s library looking like.

Austrian National Library, Vienna
The ceilings are so tall it kinda seems like a lot of wasted space. (Think how many more books could fit there!) But it sure is beautiful.

Suzzallo Library, Seattle

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This looks more like a castle than an actual library, but who cares? It makes me want to read Harry Potter.

Trinity College Library, Dublin

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This place is so big it can fit like a megajillion books! Think how long it would take you to read all of those, and how much smarter you would be after you did.

New York Public Library, NYC


Well here’s one I don’t have to rely on the Internet for – it’s a few blocks from where I’m sitting right now! And let me tell you, it’s magnificent. Huge and hushed and very welcoming with those famous lions out front. If you ever find yourself in the city, come check it out!

That’s all I got, Splotters! Any other cool libraries I should know about?

— Jack, STACKS Staffer

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  2. magic-esi

    You’ve forgotten the coolest looking library of all- the Kansas City Public Library.
    It’s really, really cool!

  3. Liam

    i’ve been too 2 of the libaries, the ones in Dublin and NYC. there is a whole other part to the libary in dublin that is even more amazing. there is even a book over 1000 years old!

  4. Mikayla

    i wish i could go and read the books there cuz i practically read all the good books in my library!

  5. manga eyes

    yeah my library is under construction and iz l;ooking good and cool and will be hopefully as cool lookin and also my library now is awesome too!!!

  6. obiwancrazy

    Wow, I wish they had libraries like that where I lived. And you are right, libraries are not better than a dance party.

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