Library Tours

Libraries are amazing not only are they a place where we meet but they are doorways for us  to explore and experience new ideas,  illustrations, characters, places, and get lost in wonderful stories.  In celebration of Libraries, books and reading every week I shall post  links and infmration to some amazing Libraries all over the world for us to visit. see links below.

 

Biblo Toyen Oslo VOTED “Worlds coolest places” of 2019      

No grown-ups allowed!   There are ofcourse a large range of books, fun house mirrors, a wooden moose, and different type s of cosy and quirky seating, i.e. Gondolas, wheel barrels, and a dentist’s chair.

You must see this  see https://youtu.be/956kDcqle6A 

                              Tianjin library China

The Library has five levels and a total space of 33,700 square metres. It has floor-to-ceiling, terraced bookshelves able to hold 1.2 million books.    Take a tour see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcxjMYCWJNI

Oodi Library Helsinki Finland 

Oodi Library  Is a modern Library voted best new public Library 2019.  As well as lots of books the Library also has comics, eBooks, games your can play or you can sit and listen to music.  They also have robots hat collect and bring you books WOW.

Take a tour https://youtu.be/lRoZCOY_9dY

                            Stuttgart Library Germay 

After winning a competition for the project in 1999, the new library for Stuttgart in Germany was opened to the public on October 21, 2011.  The Library has over a million books and also has an e-library section ie audio, videos also provides electronic media such as podcasts, and eBooks.

Take a tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XHiEq8e6bA

Library of Congress  Capitol Hill Washington D.C.

The Library of Congress   is the largest Library on Earth.  It was founded in 1800 to be used by the members of Congress.  It has over 164 million items, ie photographs, recordings, and films and 38 million books,. It also houses some record-breaking collections: maps, comics, newspapers, and phonebooks.  They are shelved  on about 838 miles of bookshelves in three buildings.

Take the tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63Ze_bpATac

                 State Library of Victoria Melbourne

The State Library of Victoria is the main library  of Victoria and it is  located in Melbourne  The library holds over 2 million books and 16,000 serials, including the diaries of the cities founders, John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner, and the folios of Captain James Cook, R.N.. It also houses the original armour of Ned Kelly.

Take the tour  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4wkdjXXeF8

Admont Abbey Monastic Library

Admont Abbey is a Benedictine monastery is located on the Enns River in Admont, Austria. It was Built in 1074     The Admont Abbey Library hall, was built later in 1776 to designs by the architect Joseph Hueber.  It is 70 metres long, 14 metres wide and 13 metres high, and is the largest monastic (religious)  library in the world.  The ceiling is decorated with frescoes (paintings done on wet plaster)  and there are 48 gold and white Windows. It is the largest monastery library in the world and has over 70,000 volumes.  That’s a lot of books.

Take the tour See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fF8fJOqtzE

                      Bibliotheque National Paris

The National Library of France, previously called Bibliotheque National France is located in Paris.  It opened to the public in 1692. On 14th July 1988 construction began to renovate and expand the Library.  There are over 14 million books as well as manuscript and digital collections. The Library is a 22 storey building, L-shaped glass skyscrapers grouped around an open square. These new structures house all of the Bibliotheques periodicals and magazines,   digital books and more than 12,000,000 printed books.

Take the tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaDIC1bpBG0

Strahov Library

Strahov Library was founded in 1143 and is located in Strahov, Prague.  The Library is one of the most valuable and best-preserved historical libraries. It is a two storey building and  consists of approximately 200,000 volumes. The Library has two halls, The oldest part of the library, is the Baroque Theological Hall, established sometime between 1671 and 1674 and the Philosophical Hall 1794. Both halls have ceiling frescoes.

Take the tour  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HXiQHIdJF0

Library of Alexandria 

Take the Tour  click links below and enjoy.