Sunday, 13 February 2011

Famous Libraries of England

Codrington Library, All Souls College, Oxford

Duke of Humphrey’s Library, Bodleian, Oxford University

Hereford Cathedral Chained Library, Hereford
(Rare books were once kept chained to the bookshelf to prevent stealing.) 

John Rylands Library, Manchester 

National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum

Old British Reading Room, British Museum, London

Queen’s College Library, Oxford

Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge

Famous Libraries of Finland

University-Library, Helsinki

Famous Libraries of France

Bibliotheque Alencon, Normandy

Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris

Sorbonne Library, Paris

Famous Libraries of Germany

Bad Schussenried Bibliothekssaal, Baden-Württemberg

Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek Weimar II

Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel

Library of the Prussian King Frederic the Second in Potsdam

Saxon State Library, Dresden 
[The reading room pictured is entirely underground.
The ceiling being level with the grass.]

Waldsassen Abbey Library, Bavaria

Wiblingen Monestary Library, Ulm

Famous Libraries of Hungary

Cathedral Library, Kalocsa

Famous Libraries of Ireland

National Library of Ireland, Dublin

Trinity College Library, Dublin 
The Long Room

Famous Libraries of Italy

Angelica Library, Rome

Biblioteca Angelica, Rome

Biblioteca Di Bella Arti, Milan

Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, Florence

Casanatense Library, Rome

Sansovino Library, Rome

Vatican Library, Vatican City, Rome

Famous Libraries of Mexico

Biblioteca Palafoxiana, Puebla

Famous Libraries of Netherlands

Dutch Royal Archives Library

Handelingen Kamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-Generaal Den Haag, 
The Hague

Library of St. Walburga, Zutphen
(Preserved from the 16th century)

Rijkmuseum Library, Amsterdam

Famous Libraries of Portugal

Biblioteca do Palacio e Convento de Mafra I, Lisbon Coast

Biblioteca Geral, University of Coimbra

Library of the National Palace of Mafra

Famous Libraries of Russia

Russian National Library, St. Petersburg

Famous Libraries of Scotland

Rennie Mackintosh Library 
[Glasgow School of Art]

The New Library of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 

Famous Libraries of Spain

Biblioteca Castilla La Mancha

Bibliotecha de la Real Academia De La Lengua, Madrid

El Escorial Library, San Lorenzo

Salamanca Library, Salamanca

Famous Libraries of Sweden

Bernadotte Library, Stockholm

Riksdagen Library, Stockholm 
[Swedish Parliament Library]

Famous Libraries of Switzerland

Abbey Library,  St. Gallen

Beatus Rhenanus Library, Basel

Famous Libraries of USA

Boston Athenæum, Boston 

Boston Copley Public Library, Boston 

Cornell Law School Library, Ithaca 

Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington

Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Library, New York 

Library of Congress, Washington

New York Public Library, New York 

Old Chicago Public Library (Current Cultural Center), Chicago
Riggs Library, Georgetown University

Thomas Crane Library, Quincy

University of Michigan (Old) Law Library

Widener Library, Harvard. Cambridge

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, Connecticut