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Everyone has some kind of place that makes them feel transported to a magical realm. For some people it’s castles with their noble history and crumbling towers. For others it’s abandoned factories, ivy choked, a sense of foreboding around every corner. For us here at Curious Expeditions, there has always been something about libraries. Row after row, shelf after shelf, there is nothing more magical than a beautiful old library.


We had a chance to see just such a library on our recent visit to Prague. Tucked away on the top of a hill in Prague is the Strahov Monestary, the second oldest monastery in Prague. Inside, divided into two major halls, is a breathtaking library. The amazing Theological Hall contains 18,000 religious texts, and the grand Philosophical Hall has over 42,000 ancient philosophical texts. Both are stunningly gorgeous. Strahov also contains a beautiful cabinet of curiosities, including bits of a Dodo bird, a large 18th century electrostatic device, numerous wonderfully old ocean specimens, and for unclear reasons many glass cases full of waxen fruit. Our delight was manifest.


Shocked into a library induced euphoria, Curious Expeditions has attempted to gather together the world’s most beautiful libraries for you starting with our own pictures of Strahov. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.






Theological Hall - Original Baroque Cabinets

Strahov Theological Hall - Original Baroque Cabinet





Theological Hall; Statue of John the Evangelist Holding a Book

Strahov Theological Hall; Statue of John the Evangelist Holding a Book







Strahov Philosophical Hall


Strahov Philosophical Hall

We have compiled a vast compendium of beautiful library pictures after the jump. (Now updated with reader suggestions.)







STIFTSBIBLIOTHEK-ST.-GALLEN%20%28%29.jpg

Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland





Angelica%20Library%2C%20Rome.jpg

Angelica Library, Rome, Italy





Wolfenbuttel.jpgHerzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel, Germany





Beatus%20Rhenanus.jpg

Beatus Rhenanus Library, Basel, Switzerland





Bernadotte%20Library%2C%20Stockholm.jpg

Bernadotte Library, Stockholm Sweden





Biblioteca%20Angelica%203.jpg

Biblioteca Angelica, Rome, Italy





Biblioteca%20di%20Belle%20Arti%20Milano%20I.jpg

Biblioteca Di Bella Arti, Milan, Italy





Biblioteca%20do%20Palacio%20e%20Convento%20de%20Mafra%20I.jpg

Biblioteca do Palacio e Convento de Mafra I, Lisbon Coast, Portugal





Biblioteca do Palàcio Nacional da Ajuda Lisboa III, Lisbon, Portugal

Biblioteca do Palàcio Nacional da Ajuda Lisboa III, Lisbon, Portugal





Biblioteca%20Geral%20da%20Universidade%20de%20Coimbra%20IV.jpg

Biblioteca Geral University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal





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Biblioteca Palafoxiana, Puebla, Mexico





Biblioteca%20de%20la%20Real%20Academia%20De%20La%20Lengua%2C%20Madrid%2C%20Spain%201.jpg

Bibliotecha de la Real Academia De La Lengua, Madrid, Spain





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Bibliotheque Alencon, Normandy, France





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Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Paris, France





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Duke of Humphrey’s Library, Bodleian, Oxford University, England





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Boston Copley Public Library, Boston, USA





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Old British Reading Room, British Museum, London, England





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Casanatense Library, Rome, Italy





Cathedral%20Library%2C%20Kalocsa.jpg

Cathedral Library, Kalocsa, Hungary





Chetham%27s%20Library%2C%20Manchester%202.jpg

Chetham’s Library, Manchester, UK





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Dutch Royal Archives Library, Netherlands





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El Escorial Library, San Lorenzo, Spain





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Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Library, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA





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George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland, USA





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Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-Generaal Den Haag, the Hague, Netherlands





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Hereford Cathedral Chained Library, Hereford, England (Rare books were once kept chained to the bookshelf to prevent stealing.)





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Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek Weimar II, Germany





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Joanina LIbrary University of Coimbra, Portugal





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Kremsmuenster Abbey Library, Kremsmünster, Upper Austria.





Library%20of%20Castilla-La%20Mancha%202.jpg

Biblioteca Castilla La Mancha, Spain





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Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA





Library of Parliament Ottawa

Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada





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Library of St. Walburga, Zutphen, Netherland (Preserved from the 16th century)





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Library of the Benedictine Monastery of Admont, Austria





Library%20of%20the%20National%20Palace%20of%20Mafra.jpg

Library of the National Palace of Mafra, Portugal





Library%20of%20the%20Prussian%20King%20Frederic%20the%20Second%20in%20Potsdam%2C%20Germany.jpg

Library of the Prussian King Frederic the Second in Potsdam, Germany





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Melk Monastery Library, Melk, Austria





National%20Art%20Library%2C%20Victoria%20%26%20Albert%20Museum.jpg

National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London





North%20Reading%20Room%2C%20UC%20Berkeley%2C%20California%2C%20USA.jpg

North Reading Room, UC Berkeley, California, USA (Terrific reader suggestion)





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New York Public Library, New York, USA





Library%20collection%20of%20Antwerp%27s%20biggest%20publisher%2C%20Plantin-Moretus%20.jpg

Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp, Belgium





Queen%27s%20College%20Library%2C%20Oxford.jpg

Queen’s College Library Oxford





Real%20Gabinete%20Portugues%20De%20Leitura%20Rio%20De%20Janeiro%203.jpg

Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Possibly the most beautiful library of them all.)





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Rennie Mackintosh Library, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (Added on excellent reader suggestion.)





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Riggs Library, Georgetown University, USA





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Rijkmuseum Library, Amsterdam





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Riksdagen Library, Swedish Parliament Library, Stockholm, Sweden





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Russian National Library, St. Petersburg





St.%20Florian%20Monastery%20Library%202.jpg

St. Florian Monastery-Library, Austria





Salamanca%20Small.jpg

Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain





Sansovino%27s%20Library%202.jpg

Sansovino Library, Rome, Italy





Library%20of%20the%20Sorbonne.jpg

Sorbonne Library, Paris, France





State%20Library%20of%20Victoria.jpg

State Library, Victoria, Australia





STIFTSBIBLIOTHEK-KLOSTERNEU%20%28%29.jpg

Stiftsbibliothek Klosterneuburg, Klosterneuburg, Austria





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Suzzallo Library, Seattle, Washington, USA





The%20New%20Library%20of%20the%20Royal%20College%20of%20Physicians%20of%20Edinburgh.jpg

The New Library of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh





Theology%20Room%20at%20St.%20Deiniol%27s%20library%2C%20North%20Wales.jpg

Theology Room at St. Deiniol’s library, North Wales





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Trinity College LIbrary, AKA, The Long Room, Dublin, Ireland





University%20Library%2C%20Helsinki%2C%20Finland%20Small.jpg

University-Library, Helsinki, Finland





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Vatican Library, Vatican City, Rome





Vienna%20Austrian%20National%20Library.jpg

Austrian National Library, Vienna, Austria





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Waldsassen Abbey Library, Bavaria, Germany





Wren%20Library%2C%20Trinity%20Small.jpg

Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge, England





Yale%2C%20Beinecke%20Rare%20Book%20and%20Manuscript%20Library.jpg

Yale, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

At the end of this post we at Curious Expeditions asked for beautiful libraries we had overlooked. Turns out, there were a lot. In fact, more than we will ever be able to post. But in the spirit of the compendium below we have put up some of our favorites from the reader suggested libraries. Thanks to everyone who suggested a library, it’s fantastic to see that we aren’t the only ones with a bad case of librophila. (We also apologize to anyone who suffers a scrolling related injury.)






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Amelia S. Givin Library, Mount Holly Springs, PA





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Bad Schussenried Bibliothekssaal, Baden-Württemberg, Germany





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Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, Florence, Italy





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Bibliothèque Solvay, Brussels, Belgium





IMG_6802%20Athenaeum%2C%202nd%20floor%20reading%20room%20%28ok%29.jpg

Boston Athenæum, Boston, MA, USA





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Codrington Library, All Souls College, Oxford, England





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Cornell Law School Library, Ithaca, NY, USA





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Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C., USA





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George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore House Library, Asheville, N.C., USA





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Harper Library, The University of Chicago, IL, USA





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John Rylands Library, Manchester, England (Thanks to Edward Brownrigg and John Rylands)





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Klementium Library, Prague, Czech Republic





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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales





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National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland





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Old Chicago Public Library (Current Cultural Center), Chicago, IL, USA





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Pierpont Morgan Library, NY, NY, USA





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Saxon State Library in Dresden, Germany (The reading room pictured is entirely underground, the ceiling being level with the grass.)





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Sterling Memorial Library, Yale, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (The rest of Sterling Library is incredible, but I particularly enjoy that wonderful library specialty, the card catalog)





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The Grolier Club Library, NY, NY, USA





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Law Library, Iowa State Legislature, IA, USA





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The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Northeast Vermont, USA





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Thomas Crane Library, Quincy MA, USA





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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Toronto, Canada





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University of Michigan (Old) Law Library, MI, USA





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Widener Library, Harvard. Cambridge, MA, USA





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Wiblingen Monestary Library, Ulm, Germany

While there were a number of amazing modern libraries suggested, such as the Phillips Exeter Academy Library, the new Seattle Public Library, the leafy Washoe County Library in Reno and the astounding looking Biblioteca Vasconcelos in Mexico, we leave it up to someone else to assemble a beautiful modern libraries compendium.


For those of you still in the grip of Librophilia, if that’s possible, you can have a more immersive experience at the panoramas of the Handelingenkamer and Waldassen libraries, as well as watch a lovely video of the Bernadotte Library. One can find more Strahov pictures at the Curious Expeditions flickr account, and many other library pictures at the Flickr “Libraries and Librarians” group.


If all this library leering has made you long to hold a book in your hands, then let us suggest “Libraries” by the outstanding photographer Candida Höfer. A number of the more beautiful pictures in this set are by Ms. Höfer. For those looking for a gorgeous library closer to home, look no farther then “Libraries We Love” a book and blog dedicated to wonderful libraries in the U.S. Also of interest is “The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World.” If even those can’t satisfy your desires try “The Renaissance Library Collection” which sells calenders, greeting cards, and posters of nothing but, yes, libraries.


A tip of the hat to excellent blogs The Nonist and Sheila Omalley who had previously compiled some lovely library images. A number of the beautiful images in the compendium are from that ever wonderful resource Flickr. For source attribution please click here.


Finally, if anyone feels that any particularly beautiful library has been overlooked please let us know.


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