These pillars of higher learning are also home to some of the world’s most incredible architecture. Below is a small collection of stunning libraries around the globe. From the historical to the modern, these centres of knowledge and learning also preserve the history and culture of their respective periods. What pleasure in these places too beautiful for the eyes not to wander
1.El Real, El Escorial, Madrid, Spain. Photo: Jose Maria Cuellar.
2.Admont Abbey Library, Austria. Photo: Ognipensierovo.
3.Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland.
4.University of Coimbra General Library, Coimbra, Portugal.
5.Library of Law, Iowa, USA. Photo: Tani Livengood.
6..Portuguese Library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Ruy Barbosa Pinto.
7.Library of the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Photo: Sam.
8.Theological library, Strahov Monastery, Prague, Czech Republic. Photo: Rafael Ferreira.
10.Library of Law, Iowa, USA. Photo: Tani Livengood.