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The Most Famous College Libraries for Students All over the World (part 1)

1 November 2020 No Comment

Along the ages, some universities and colleges around the world thought they would make a bold statement by building fascinating libraries. Some of them have historic, magnificent interiors, while others are brand new and modern. Whatever they are, they are all amazing. Now let’s have a look at some of the most famous college libraries all over the world.

George Peabody Library of Johns Hopkins University

Opened: 1878

Location: Baltimore Maryland

George Peabody Library of Johns Hopkins University was originally a research center. Completed being built in 1878, the library was remodeled in 2002, which cost up to $1 million. With a black and white marble floor, a latticed skylight sixty-one feet above the floor, cast Iron balconies, as well as gold scalloped columns, the Peabody Library is considered to be among the most beautiful libraries in the world. The library features the specialty collections of 300,000 books, covering fields such as Religion, Architecture, British Art, Exploration, and Travel.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University

Opened: 1963

Location: New Haven Connecticut

Built in 1963, Yale University was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Owings and Merrilla and was remodeled in 2015. Thanks to the extensive collection of rare books and literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library are used not only by the university’s students and faculty, but also scholars from any part of the world. The library has space for more than 780,000 books, of which 180,000 are located in the tower and 600,000 in the underground stacks of books.

Joe and Rika Mansueto Library of University of Chicago

Opened: 2001

Location: Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois

Opened in 2001, Joe and Rika Mansueto is the newest library of the University of Chicago. The facility highlights feature the Grand Reading Room, which allows students to study under a gorgeous dome full of natural light. Being home to about 3.5 million books, the library has received some honors, such as the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Patron of the Year award, recognition from the Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the GE Edison Award of Merit.

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