The Central Public Library in Vancouver, Canada, was designed by the architect Moshe Safdie as the winner of a design competition. Photography by lightgazer Flickr.com

A book is a window to knowledge and a library is one of the best places to read it.  Below are some of the most amazing and interesting libraries in the world.  (Pics)



The Astronomy Library of the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, displays also some historical instruments. Photography by (Erik) Flickr.com


The Royal library Black Diamond at the waterfront of Copenhagen owes its name to the black granite from Zimbabwe used for the facade of the building. The name was used by the public first and has been adapted officially later. Design by the Danish architects Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen. Photography by madcrow Flickr.com


New York Public Library is established in a magnificent building with astonishing grandeur and gorgeous artworks. Photography by an untrained eye Flickr.com


Dusk at the Bristol Central Library which celebrates its centenary in 2008. Photography by *Firefox Flickr.com


The futuristic, award-winning Peckham Library in south London has been designed by the architects William Alsop & Jan Störmer. Photography by ~~ zorro ~~  Flickr.com


This round room called the Rotunde is the main reading hall of the City Library of Stockholm. Photography by arndalarm Flickr.com


The library of the Faculty of Philology, The Free University of Berlin, is built by the famous architect Norman Foster. Photography by Sven Werkmeister Flickr.com


The reading room of the Suzzallo library of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, was built in 1926 and has a Gothic interieur. Photography by Cap’n Surly Flickr.com


Library Parabola is the reading room of the British Library and is said to be the birthplace of the Communist Manifesto. Photography by Sifter Flickr.com


The Domed Reading Room of the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Photography by waltonics Flickr.com


The Library of the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, which is listed as a World Heritage Site. Photography by cuellar Flickr.com


The Library of the University of Delft, The Netherlands, designed by the Mecanoo architects, Delft. Photography by rutger spoelstra Flickr.com


The Stockholm Public Library is housed in rotunda building designed by the Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund. Photography by Éole Flickr.com

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