25JUL 2019
Largest Libraries in The Us

Largest Libraries in The Us

The US has some of the largest libraries in the world. The Library of Congress is by far the largest in the US, according to the volumes it holds. The majority of the top ten largest libraries are affiliated to universities. Some public libraries are among the largest, and although they are not affiliated…

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19MAR 2017
1St Library in The World

1St Library in The World

October 6th, 2012 | by Jill How old is the world’s oldest library? Libraries have played a very important role for humans for a long time. Have you ever wondered how long libraries have existed? Well, as it turns out, the oldest library in the world, the, was built in approximately 300 BC in Alexandria…

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25MAR 2017
Library World

Library World

The University Libraries share in the Penn State Online | World Campus mission to make sure you have access to a quality academic experience online. As a student in a World Campus and Penn State Online course you have access to the 8th largest research library in North America, vested in delivering world-class library resources and services directly to you. The University Libraries’…

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11APR 2017
Beautiful Library

Beautiful Library

While the advent of the Internet has meant public libraries are not quite as popular as they once were (sniff), there are still very many in New York that are gorgeous places to read and study. Yes, you can download over 300, books on your phone, but wouldn’t you rather sit somewhere pretty and quiet to read? 1. New York Public Library This iconic location, proudly guarded…

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05APR 2017
Largest Library

Largest Library

The Library was founded in 1800, making it the oldest federal cultural institution in the nation. On August 24, 1814, British troops burned the Capitol building (where the Library was housed) and destroyed the Library s core collection of 3, volumes. On January 30, 1815, Congress approved the purchase of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library of 6, 487 books for $23, 950. Statistics…

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25MAR 2017
Tallest Library in The World

Tallest Library in The World

For every person who seeks out the perfect sunset over the Pacific or a quiet stay in the wilderness, there is somebody who swoons over a vast trove of books. For those people—the Hermione Grangers, the Rupert Gileses, the Lisa Simpsons—we recommend adding the British Library in London to your bucket list. Why? Though it may not be the most historic or the most beautiful library…

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08APR 2017
Libraries of The World

Libraries of The World

I could hear my oldest daughter come rushing down the stairs last week as I arrived home from work. My two youngest pulled and gripped on me as I picked them up and carried both into the living room. I sat down on the couch, both in my arms and took an exasperated breath before tickling the two-year-old and 11-month old still pulling on my face. “Daddy!” I heard at the bottom…

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09APR 2017
World Best Libraries

World Best Libraries

As physical containers for a society’s shared knowledge, historical documents, and academic musings, libraries have always shouldered an enormous responsibility. But beyond merely serving as archives, the best libraries also inspire. Housed in architecturally ambitious structures, they are places that celebrate human achievement with awesome environments. Indeed, there are…

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