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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The world's most stunning libraries

 

St. Florian Monastery Library Sankt Florian, Austria

Built during the late Baroque period, this library is one of the oldest and most impressive libraries in Austria. A total of 108,000 of the library’s 150,000 volumes date back to before 1900.

 

Trinity College Old Library Dublin, Ireland

The Old Library was built between 1712 and 1732. The main chamber, called the Long Room, houses 200,000 of the library’s oldest books. It is nearly 65 metres in length.

 

State Library of South Australia, South Australia

Located on North Terrace, the State Library of South Australia has a collection focusing on South Australian information. The Mortlock Wing, with its mansard roof, is in the French Renaissance style.

 

"Riverbend" Library, Nelligen, N.S.W.

Built in the early 21st century in the DIY-style inside an old garage - click here - , it is the most impressive library within walking distance of the Nelligen bridge and holds a large collection of books on travel, linguistics, philosophy, and Australiana, as well as many German books and novels by my favourite authors and DVDs of all my favourite movies.