Reading is the best hobby in the world, it’s take us about journey around the world, so when you passionate in reading, we interest to introduce, the best library, and most famous library in the world
The most famous library in the world :
1-Library of Congress – Washintgon D.C, USA:
Established in 1800 , washington , USA.
It consists of only three buildings, it is the largest library in the world for shelf space and number of volumes.
While open to the public for on-site research and as a tourist attraction, as the research institution of Congress, only members of Congress.
-It is formally known as the “library of last resort” in the U.S.
It including more than 32 million books, more than 61 million manuscripts, a rough draft of the Declaration of Independence,
-One of only four perfect vellum copies of the Gutenberg Bible in the world, over one million newspapers from the last three centuries, over five million maps, 6 million pieces of sheet music, and more than 14 millions photos and prints.
2-Bodleian library – Oxford ,United Kingdom:
Established in 1602 as Oxford University’s library, Bodleian is one of the oldest libraries in Europe.
It including more than 11 million items, including many of historical importance: four copies of the Magna Carta, a Gutenberg Bible, and Shakespeare’s First Folio (from 1623), just to name a few.
3-The Round Reading Room at the British Museum:
-The ‘ new ‘ Museum building was completed in the middle of the 19th century, replacing Montagu House, the need for yet more space became apparent.
-The inner quadrangle of the new Museum had been intended as a garden space for promenading but it was quickly evident that the area didn’t get enough light and therefore nothing was ever going to grow there.
-The Reading Room now houses an information center and a curated collection of specialty art and history titles relevant to the collections of the British Museum.
4-Beinecke rare book and Manuscript:
It serves as a research center for students, faculty, and other scholars.
One of the largest buildings in the world devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts,
It can conciliate 180,000 volumes in the central tower and more than 600,000 volumes in the underground book stacks.
It established in 1475, although it is much older, it is one of the oldest libraries in the world and contains one of the most significant collections of historical texts.
-It has 75,000 codices from throughout history, as well as 1.1 million printed books, which include some 8,500 incunabula.
-The Vatican Library is a research library for history, law, philosophy, science and theology.
-It opened to anyone who can document their qualifications and research needs.
6-National Library of China, Beijing:
It established 1909, the library has transformed over the years in name, location, and size to rank today as the third largest national library in the world.
It completed in 2008, today’s National Library of China includes the new 80,000 m² facility with its capacity to hold 12 million volumes.
-a rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, one of only four perfect vellum copies of the Gutenberg Bible in the world