10 most beautiful libraries in the world

We present you the most beautiful libraries in the world that will delight all bibliophiles with their striking view. University libraries are some of the finest architectural feats not only in America but worldwide. Taking the fact into account, it is of no doubt that universities allocate a great deal of their resources on their maintenance and investments to inspire and impress students. Thus, many of the libraries have become status symbols within campuses where they are located, starting with the traditional Queens Library at Oxford University to well-equipped modern Loyola University in Chicago. Therefore, we have selected 10 of the most distinguished university libraries around the world.


1. Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania


Completed in 1891, the Fisher Fine Arts Library was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The library was restored the following year amounting to $ 16.5 million, giving credit to Ventury and his team.

2. Duke Humfrey's Library, Oxford University

Built a long time ago, in 1488, the Oxford Library represents the oldest part of the Bodleian Library, a group consisting of five institutions dating from mid to early 20th century.

3. Suzzallo Library, University of Washington

Designed in 1926 by Seattle architects, Washington University's Suzzalo Library is all embraced in Gothic style.

4. Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins University

The Peabody Library, set up in 1878, was designed by Baltimore architect Edmund G. Lind in collaboration with the university's first prorector, Nathaniel Morrison. The central atrium consists of five balconies, and is largerly equipped with bookshelves for the purpose of invoking a dramatic effect.

5. Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, University of Chicago

This building made of glass has received many awards since its completion in 2011. Architect Helmut Jahn has inserted solar glass panels for students to make use of the space of the library entirely.

6. Queen's College Library, Oxford University

The architect of this prominent library, which was built between 1692 and 1695, appears to be unknown. Nevertheless, some researches point to Henry Aldrich, the dean of the church school at the time, who designed other premises in Oxford as well.

7. Uris Library, Cornell University

It was designed by Cornell's first graduate student of architecture, William Henry Miller, whose portrait can be found in the hallway on the north side, and it was initially opened in 1861.

8. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA

It was built between 1924 and 1926 and was funded by philanthropist Williams Andrews Clark Jr.

However, it was intended for preserving certain rare publications of his volumes in it.

9. Linderman Library, Lehigh University

Opened in 1878, the Linderman Library was modeled after the British Museum in London.

10. University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca

This library dates from the 16th century.

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