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Copenhagen The central atrium opens the library up to the city and water, softening the edifice’s powerful stature. A majority of the public functions are located here at the core of the building, which is intended to serve as a public gathering space, while deeper interior spaces offer more insulated rooms for study.

The Royal Library : The Most Spectacular Libraries Around the World

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Admont Abbey Library in Admont, Austria | 16 Libraries You Have To See Before You Die

16 Libraries You Have To See Before You Die

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The National Public Library in Prishtina, Kosovo

Bizarre-Looking Libraries from All Over the World

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Library Spiral Staircase, Atlanta, Georgia

Stockholm Public Library

13 Incredibly Intricate Historic Libraries

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35 Things To Do With All Those Books

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Bodleian Library, Oxford

Academic Libraries, page 3

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St. Marylebone Library in London, England

Japanese mushroom library, Kyoto botanical gardens.

keibunsha | Bound in Japan

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The Livraria Cultura in São Paulo, Brazil | 17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life

17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life

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fun and colorful bookstore in beijing.

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

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Library Brno comes to meet its inhabitants through the tram network 70 miles long (DR)

stairwell bookshelf. Great use of space.

batcave libraries

wall to wall books

Library for kids...

Book fort in the Trondheim library

Vennesla, Norway The main structure of the library area is formed by 27 laminated wood ribs, which support the ceiling and then curl down to the floor to provide functional elements such as bookshelves and seating. The ribs also conceal required building components, such as air-conditioning ducts and lighting, creating a clean, streamlined envelope that supports quiet contemplation.

Mexico City The library’s interior has a futuristic appeal, featuring a soaring grand central hall inhabited by a matrix of glass-and-steel boxes. Appearing to hover in midair, the elevated bookshelves provide plenty of room for future growth—only one-third full at present, they offer space for 1.5 million books.

Baltimore The library’s interior is what most visitors find captivating—five book-filled floors with cast-iron balconies encircling a central atrium where, if you’re lucky, you can pull up a chair at one of the reading desks. The skylight 61 feet above allows sunlight to spill onto the black-and-white black-and-white marble floor.

Alexandria, Egypt The project marked the arrival of Snøhetta, a previously unknown architecture firm that beat out more than 1,400 competitors for the design commission .... The enormous lopsided building, which tilts toward the Mediterranean Sea, holds a range of specialized libraries, four museums, a planetarium, a virtual-reality environment, academic research centers, art …