The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries

In this digital age, more and more people talk about books becoming obsolete, as e-readers, tablets and other devices become more prevalent.

However, this clip makes a fairly strong argument that books will always be relevant, for a number of reasons; not least because they are housed in such magnificent surroundings. There’s nothing like the atmosphere in a library – quiet, serene and companionable, where people gather to learn and relax.

Have a look at the top 10 most beautiful libraries in the world – may it inspire you to visit a library today!

10-Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., United States
09-Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France
08-Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland
07-St John’s College Library, Cambridge, Uk
06-Royal Portuguese Reading Room in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
05-Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Library, Iasi, Romania
04-The Library of El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
03-Strahov Monastery Library, Prague, Czech Republic
02-Abbey Library of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
01-Admont Abbey Library, Admont, Austria