Danish Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark

Best Libraries in the World - Ranking The Top 35

Best Libraries in the World - Ranking The Top 35

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The Royal Library in Copenhagen

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The Herzog August Library was founded in 1572 by a German Duke, and by the 17th century it was one of the largest libraries in Europe. The Library’s collection is over 900,000 books, more than a third of which were printed from the 15th to the 18th century. The Library is known for its Middle Ages and Early modern Europe collection.

The University of Coimbra General Library has been in operation since the early 16th century. Inventories for the library exist from the years 1513 and 1532, and show that the library at the time held more than 120 manuscripts. The The Library was definitely established in 1537, and today holds over a million books, with a separate building for pre-19th century books. This is the Biblioteca Joanina, and its architecture is done in majestic Baroque style. The Library is open every day.

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The Library of Congress is essentially the national library of the US and the oldest federal cultural institution. It consists of three buildings and is the largest library in the world as measured by shelf space and number of volumes. The holdings of the library are impressive and varied, and include over 32 million books, more than 61 million manuscripts, a rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, and a perfect vellum copy of the Gutenberg Bible (one of only four in the world)....

The Boston Public Library is the first publicly supported library in the US. It was established in 1848 and has since grown to its present collection size of 22 million items, which makes it the second largest library in the United States. The Central Library consists of two buildings, the Johnson Building and the McKim Building. The McKim building houses the library’s research collection and exhibitions and was built in 1895. The research collection at McKim is made up of over 1.7 million r...

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The George Peabody Library was originally the Peabody Institute Library, an institution that was meant to be a cultural center for Baltimore. The Library was a part of the Institute from 1878 until 1967 when it became owned by the city of Baltimore, eventually passing to Johns Hopkins in 1982 where it now holds the University’s special collections. Many of the collection’s titles date to the 19th century and the library has one of the world’s foremost collections of Don Quixote editions. The...

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The Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is the largest building in the world that has the express purpose of preserving rare books and manuscripts. The library’s holdings include special collections of numerous writers including Rudyard Kipling, D.H. Lawrence, Sinclair Lewis, and Joseph Conrad. The central shelving area of Beinecke is a structure with glass walls and soft lighting that protect the works from direct light.