When we think of cool, the library isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. The library is for dorks and nerds. It’s where losers hang out. Oh well here the libraries not just cool but you can spend your time to explore the world. If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world. Whether a library has ten books or ten million, it’s already a wonderful place because there are books there. Also, not only do the coolest libraries have impressive collections, they’ve also got beautiful architecture and reading rooms. So add the following coolest libraries in the world to your to-visit checklist.
- Library of Congress
Located in Washington, D.C., the Library of Congress claims to be the largest library in the world. Its “collections are universal, not limited by subject, format, or national boundary, and include research materials from all parts of the world and in more than 450 languages. Cool, right?!
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- British Library
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest national library around the world by a number of items cataloged. It is estimated to contain ±150–200 million items from many countries. Crazy! When you can finish reading all the books Buzzer. Lol. And then The British Library have impressive collection includes handwritten Beatles lyrics and an original draft of Chapter 10 and 11 from Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Cool!
- Admont Abbey Library
Located on the Enns River in southeast Austria, the library of Admont Abbey, constructed in 1776, is breathtaking in its freaking cool! Admont Abbey Library is the oldest remaining monastery in Styria and contains the largest monastic library in the world. Resplendent in gold and white hues, the library is crowned with seven cupolas whose ceiling space is adorned by Bartolomeo Altomonte’s frescos representing different phases of human knowledge-death, heaven, hell, and the Last Judgment.
- Library of Birmingham
It is situated on the west side of the city center at Centenary Square, beside the Birmingham Rep. Its dazzling silver, glass, and gold exterior features interlocking metal rings and was designed by Dutch architects Mecanoo to pay tribute to the English city’s Jewelry Quarter. The postmodern-style replacement for the Birmingham Central Library was opened in 2013 and has a wealth of resources within its walls, including adult and kids’ libraries, music collections, a Shakespeare Memorial Room, and even a health facility.
- Bibliothèque Nationale De France
Paris is the home of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, a national repository of everything published in France and home to the beautiful Oval Reading Room.
- Iowa State Capitol Law Library
Iowa’s State Capitol Law Library at Des Moines is one coolest building in which we wouldn’t mind getting lost. The splendid space, which was fashioned in the Renaissance style in the 1880s, connects its five levels with elaborately detailed cast-iron spiral stairs and features interiors in chestnut and ash woods. Its marble flooring and walls, chandeliers, periodicals, casebook materials and stacks of bookcases.
- Library of Parliament
Located in Canada, the library has been augmented and renovated a number of times since its construction in 1876, the last between 2002 and 2006, though the form and decor remain essentially authentic. The building today serves as a Canadian icon and appears on the obverse of the Canadian ten-dollar bill. Designed by Chilion Jones and Thomas Fuller, the building with multicolored appearance – referred to as structural polychromy – is down to a mix of materials, including green and purple bands of slate and red Potsdam sandstone.