Awesome installation at The New York Public Library
Joanina Library Another Portuguese beauty patrolled by bats, the stunning 18th century Baroque Joanina Library at the University of Coimbra contains about 250,000 volumes, mostly works of medicine, geography, history, humanistic studies, science, civil and canon law, philosophy and theology Read more: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/photos/18-of-the-most-beautiful-libraries-in-the-world/5-joanina-library#ixzz3K3epBwuZ
Château de Belœil library, Belgium.
Royal Grammar School Chained Library in Guildford, England-Established in the early 1500s, the Royal Grammar School contains one of few remaining examples of the practice of chaining books to shelves. This allowed important or particularly useful books to be placed in communal areas for public perusal rather than locked away, paving the way for the public library system. Now the Headmaster's Study, the Chained Library holds books that date back to the late 1400s, including...click for more
Le Cabinet des livres du Duc d'Aumale, Château de Chantilly, France
Biblioteca_malatestiana,_sala_dThe Malatestiana Library in Cesena, Italy was the first European civic library (not under church ownership) open to the public. It’s often cited as Europe’s first public library. Malatestiana, which opened in 1452, is housed in a a former Franciscan monastery, home to 400,000 books. The reading room (pictured) looks like a church