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Top 10 Best Libraries In The World

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Libraries are established for the systematic collection, maintenance and dissemination of knowledge and information. It is very necessary for people to save and maintain the valuable knowledge and information in the books because every person want to save in wisdom and knowledge for the future. By preserving the books in a library this knowledge can be offered to others so that they can benefit from it. If you love books, libraries are some of the most beautiful buildings in the world.


Here is a list of top 10 best libraries in the entire world. Some of these libraries are 100 years of age and keep huge collections of books that some are well more than thousand years old! Some of the libraries are national libraries while others are libraries of an abbey.

So, let’s have a look top 10 best libraries with amazing structure and beautiful collections.

10. Royal Danish Library, Denmark:

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Basically Known as the Black diamond, this neo-Modernist building was developed in 1999 as an addition to the Royal Library’s unique complex. Its amazing black stone structure contains concert hall, exhibition spaces and a popular café,  The Black Valuable rock treats visitors to awesome harbour views and a roof fresco by one of Denmark’s most famous artists, Per Kirkeby. Guided tours are also available on Saturdays.

9. National Library of China:

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With a set of over 31 million items, the National Library of China in Beijing is the biggest  Library in Asia. It’s not only the resources that fantastic. After you’ll find a four-tier study hall, which is regularly loaded with tech-savvy students preparing for university exams.

So many outstanding minds thinking as well, yet the totally enforced no talking library rule means that resonance you’ll be able to listen the tippy-tapping of laptop key.

8. George Peabody Library, Baltimore:

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A cathedral of books, the research library of Johns Hopkins University is popular for property the world’s major collections of Don Quixote editions, and many of the other title coming back as far as the 19th-Century. The library is beginning to the browser.

7. Stuttgart’s Library, Germany:

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It is a newly build 9 story library and ascends like a fantastic crystalline 3D shape within the grassed place at Mailänder Platz. Over the 4-story center, space goes beyond the walked 5-story pyramid-moulded perusing room, which is suited by different study rooms. In the center can be found the spatial and relaxation ‘Heart’. An awesome fact about this library is that it is painted in white colour only so the main shades that can be seen here are the books.

6. Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris:

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This Royal Library in France is one of the biggest libraries of the entire world, situated in Paris having a collection of 40 million items consisting of 14 million books, 410,000 pictures, 36,000 maps, 7,000 sheets of music, phonograph information, coins, prizes,  movie information, video documents as well as other items. Its digital library has over 3 million information. BnF also sets up activities like exhibitions, concerts and lectures.

5. New York Public Library:

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A huge hall lit by huge windows and the Rose Main Reading Room expands approximately two city blocks. It’s a needed stop for visitors, who can also look at artwork by New York. Free one-hour visits to the library are available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. every day except Sunday

4. Seattle Central Library, Washington:

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The 362,987 sq ft begin library can hold around 1.45 million books and different materials include undercover parking for 143 vehicles and functions more than 400 begin computer terminals for the public. The library holds about 1.45 million books and other items. The building’s structure ‘s time sensitive to the geometry of the glass gives different shades with changing sunlight.

3. Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt:

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The origin Library of Alexandria was one of the Seven Wonderful things of the World and the epicentre of some of the greatest ideas in the ancient world. Restored in 2002, the $220 million library functions a planetarium, a manuscript restoration lab, museum, art galleries and a conference center that that was created to live up to its outstanding precursor.

2. Library of Congress, Washington:

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The Library of Congress is also the largest library in the world by a number of books. The library placed over three building, in which the oldest and most amazing is the Thomas Jefferson Building that was developed between time 1890 and 1897.

1. British Library, London:

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The British Library is the also one of biggest library in the world, having above 170 million items in both printed and digital formats. The collection includes 14 million books, databases, magazines, newspapers, stamps, videos,  play-scripts and ancient documents which date back to 2000 BC. It has recently digitized 300 literary works of the 20th century and more than 3 million items are added every year.

Apart form them, there are many other greatest libraries in the world,  if you know about any

ideal library then please mention in the comment box.


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