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62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries
For the last couple years, Jill Harness has been rounding up the world's most beautiful libraries by continent. Here they are all in one place, in no particular order. 1. Trinity College Library, Ireland Image courtesy of Irish Welcome Tours' Flickr stream. Aside from being absolutely gorgeous, with two story dark wooden arches, this is also the largest library in all of Ireland. 2. Image courtesy of Steve Cadman's Flickr stream. This library, completed in 1906, is fascinating for its unique combination of architectural styles. 3. Images courtesy of Miguel Bernas' and Beth Hoffman's Flickr streams. The Codrington Library of Oxford University was completed in 1751 and has been used by scholars ever since. 4. Image courtesy of Wikipedia user Zubro. The National Library of France has expanded greatly since new buildings were added to house the collection in 1988. 5. Image courtesy of Jose Maria Cuellar's Flickr stream. 6. Images courtesy of Taco Ekkel's and Mick L's Flickr streams. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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