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Archway of books at the entrance to Le Bal de Ardents.

Creative & awesome book arch at Le Bal des Ardents, Lyon, France

The Codrington Library of Oxford University was completed in 1751 and has been used by scholars ever since. In the late 1990s, the building underwent a massive renovation in order to provide better protection for the books and to make the library more user friendly with better wiring and some new electronic work stations.

62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

The Codrington Library of Oxford University was completed in 1751 and renovated in the I love this spiral staircase!

The Library of Parliament on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada's capital city.   For more information on Ottawa visit www.ottawatourism.ca

Library of Parliament, Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada (photo by Greg Stevenson)

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

▣ Photo Essay: Amazing Libraries Around the World Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library – Toronto (ON), Canada The University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library has the largest collection of.

Codrington Library, England - 62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

une salle basse, bibliothèque, rouen, france

une salle basse, bibliothèque, rouen, france

Mafra, in Portogallo, Biblioteca del Palazzo Nazionale. Fu disegnata in puro stile Rococò dall'architetto portoghese Manuel Caetano de Sousa (1738 - 1802) che creò anche qualcuna delle legature dei 35.000 libri della biblioteca.

Beautiful Libraries and Bookshops.The Mafra National Palace library in Mafra, Portugal, photo via Book Mania.

Metten abbey library--- obviously to ornate for my dream cottage but it sure is pretty to look at!

Metten abbey library (Germany) Photo: Helga Schmidt-Glassner ~Spaces for Books~

Le Cabinet des livres du Duc d'Aumale contient 13 000 volumes : 750 livres manuscrits et 10500 imprimés. Château de Chantilly.  [someone else's caption]

The “Cabinet des livres” of Duc d'Aumale. The library contents 13 000 volumes : 750 handwritten and 10500 printed books.

Rococo

Library Benedictine Monastery of Admont Admont Austria Beauty and the Beast Library

leirelatent:  Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland

You could say this is a very good example of how I picture the library in Ostegard's palace. (Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland photo via mariee)

Czech National Library in the Clementinum complex of Prague • photo: Anguel Roumenov Bogoev on Flickr

Czech National Library in the Clementinum complex - Praga. The National Library was founded in The architecture is a notable example of Baroque architecture and Clementinum is the second largest complex of buildings in Prague after the Prague Castle.

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