You could argue when it comes to a library, inspiration most importantly lies between the walls, rather than with the walls themselves.
But it’s no use having a building full of fantastic books if no one – or ebooks like the new Bexar County Library in San Antonio, Texas, which will be the USA’s first book-less public library – ever enters to read them. Check out these six cathedrals of education, arguably the world’s most sublime modern library buildings.
The featured image of the Geisel Library in California is by Ben Lunsford.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina – El Shtaby (Egypt)
Seattle Central Library – Seattle (USA)
La bibliothèque Louis Nucéra (La Tête Carrée (Thinking inside the box)) – Nice (France)
Geisel Library (University of California) – San Diego, USA)
Kansas City Public Library Parking Garage – Kansas (USA)
The National Library – Minsk (Belarus)
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