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NY Library On Opening Day

NY Library On Opening Day

Courtesy of the Library of Congress, here is the New York Public Library at Public Library (at Fifth Avenue in New York City) on opening day in May, 1911.

Uris Library Stacks in Cornell

Uris Library Stacks at Cornell, by Eflon on flickr. Such a beautiful library…I’d love to curl up with a book there.

Another beautiful library. This one is of the Benedictine Monastery of Ripoll, and was taken by Reinante el Pintor.

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borgesw

Cambridge - Kings College Library

Cambridge, Kings College Library

Image source: Cornell Univeristy Library

Conway Library London

Witt Library London

Two more library photos from German photographer Candida Höfer, via thenonist.

Top image:  Conway Library London, by Candida Höfer

Bottom image: Witt Library London, by Candida Höfer

Who doesn’t love amazing library photos? These are all from German photographer Candida Höfer, famous for her photos of large, silent, and serene libraries, universities, and museums. Check out more at in her book Libraries , and buy some of the originals at artnet.com

canadida hofer

Candida Hofer

Rijksarchief Limburg Maastricht I Library, 2003

Rijksarchief Limburg Maastricht I Library, 2003

Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, 2006Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, 2006

Handelingenkamer tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal den Haag III

Handelingenkamer tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal den Haag III

Bibliothèque Administrative de la Ville de Paris IBibliothèque Administrative de la Ville de Paris I, 2007

Indianapolis Central Library, from Serge Melki on Flickr.

Indianapolis Central Library

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Indianapolis Central Library3

Indianapolis Central Library4