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 at Cornell, by Eflon on flickr. Such a beautiful library…I’d love to curl up with a book there.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borgesw
Cambridge, Kings College Library
Image source: Cornell Univeristy Library
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
Rijksarchief Limburg Maastricht I Library, 2003
Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, 2006
Handelingenkamer tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal den Haag III
Bibliothèque Administrative de la Ville de Paris I, 2007
Indianapolis Central Library, from Serge Melki on Flickr.