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Ever wondered what it looks like up in the stacks of the George Peabody Library? Wonder no more, fabulous bibliophile friends!! Check out these lovely snaps from behind the scenes at Peabody and get a glimpse of what it’s like to wander the stacks of Baltimore’s “Cathedral of Books.” 

See more here on our Flickr and Instagram!

Photographs taken by our lovely employee, Jesse Chen

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Greatest Libraries in the World - Part 1: The Old 

Trinity College Library, Dublin

The Theological Hall, Strahov Abbey, Prague

The George Peabody Library, Baltimore

The Codrington Library, Oxford

Clementinium Library, Prague

The Public Library of Cincinnati

Mafra Palace Library, Portugal

New York Public Library

Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Paris

St. Florian Monastery Library, Austria

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Amazing libraries across the world. From the top:

  • Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Abbey Library of Saint Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
  • Admont Library, Admont, Austria.
  • George Peabody Library, Baltimore, USA. 
  • Iowa State Law Library, Des Moines, USA.
  • Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Strahov Monastery Library, Prague, Czech Republic.

kristenzmr  asked:

Hi there, could you recommend which are the best examples of library building design and the reason behind it? Plus, do you think library typology is still consider important? Why?

Libraries are still very important but its not for the reasons we have considered them important for centuries. Gone is the role of book repository, as print falls out of use, with librarians across the nation embracing the idea of a reimagined community center where they serve as content curators to help users steer in an expanding ocean of information.

Best examples of libraries?  Not sure what is the specific area you are looking for but here are some spectacular examples design wise:

The Admont Library in Admont, Austria

George Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Stuttgart City Library in Stuttgart, Germany

José Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City, Mexico

Beinecke Rare Book Library in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Sainte-Geneviève Library in Paris, France

Trinity College Dublin Library in Dublin, Ireland

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