The working library of Hereford Cathedral in England originated in the eleventh century. The chained library at the cathedral, containing 229 medieval manuscripts, remains the largest historic chained library in the world. I love books.
Its my dream to have a library ladder in my house someday. Floor to ceiling bookcases offer plenty of space to showcase a vast collection of books. A ladder gives access to books placed high on the bookcase.
lalibrairie: The Oxford Union Library, Oxford, United Kingdom On the walls are Pre-Raphaelites murals, painted by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. It also has a unique clerestory (Wikipedia will tell you all about it here).