The Pierpont Morgan Library in NYC is one of the grandest libraries in the United States. It was designed by Charles McKim and built in 1906 to house the private library of financier J. P. Morgan and cost $1.2 million (at that time!) to build. Morgan, who was a noted collector, included in his library manuscripts and printed books, some of them in rare bindings, and his collection of prints and drawings. The library was made a museum and research library administered by a private trust in…
Library hidden in a cave... a unique repository of ancient manuscripts known as The Library Cave. A hidden cache of 50,000 books and rolls dating from c. 500 to 1002 that were deemed heretical and hidden in the cave in the early 11th century.
Book Mountain, Spijkenisse, The Netherlands: 9,300 square meters of glass, stairs, and reading material culminating into a wide open reading space at the top, to challenge the intimidating stuffiness of libraries of old. | Atlas Obscura
Central library, Banglore
Bodleian Library reading room.
Beineke Library -Yale Rare Book Library by Gordon Bunshaft, SOM. Image by N. Hollot #Libarary #Beineke #Yale