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    The 25 Most Beautiful College Libraries in the World

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    • Nic McLean | Pink Ribbon Girl

      Widener Library, Harvard University. I think this is the most beautiful and quiet place I've ever experienced, that wasn't a church. It was exquisite. I want to learn and study here.

    • Sallie Norheim-Menzel

      Boston Copley Public Library, Boston

    • Lauren

      Reading Room at Widener Library, Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)


      Harvard University (Cambridge, MA): Widener Library #college #textbooks

    • Gustavo Dalmasso

      Widener Library at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The library was designed in Beaux-Arts style by Julian F. Abele, the first major African-American architect, and opened in 1915. It is a memorial to Harry Elkins Widener, a 1907 Harvard graduate who was a book collector and victim of the Titanic disaster. It is the primary library of Harvard University and houses 3 million of the University's nearly 16 million books, including a Gutenberg Bible.

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