[Editor’s note: In celebration of the holidays, we’re counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012. This post, at #3, was originally published April 16.] We’re suckers for beautiful libraries here at Flavorpill, as you might have noticed from our lists of beautiful college libraries and beautiful private libraries from all over the world. But public libraries are probably even more important to the culture at large than either of these — they’re places where anyone can enter and partake of knowledge they offer, where anyone can engage with history, literature and culture. And while we know it’s the books that are important, everyone likes to read in a beautiful space, so we decided to take a look at the most beautiful public libraries in the world. We excluded some very beautiful libraries that may be open to the public as museums or tourist attractions but with limited function as actual libraries, like the Vatican library (which to use, you must prove your qualifications and research needs) and the library of Dutch Parliament, but we think there are enough public libraries proper to make up for their loss. Click through to see our choices for the twenty five most beautiful public libraries in the world, and let us know if we’ve missed your favorite in the comments.humor about change humor against hacking humor against humanity against humor humor among buddies crossword humor among students humor among police dark humor among us names 21st century humor among us sense of humor among nurses polvo do humor among us nomi black humor among us humor around the world humor around meaning ethnic humor around the world sense of humor around the world best humor in the world different types of humor around the world humor as a rhetorical device humor as a trauma response humor as a core value humor as a value humor as medicine humor as a verb humor at work humor at the expense of others is called humor at work ted talk humor at someone else's expense humor at a funeral humor at work quotes humor at workplace humor at the expense of others quotes humor behind collegehumor behind the scenes vitreous humor behind retina vitreous humor behind the eye psychology behind humor science behind humor hiding behind humor hiding behind humor meaning humor between generations humor differences between cultures correlation between humor and intelligence difference between humor and sarcasm difference between humor and satire difference between humor and wit difference between humor and laughter relationship between humor and stage fright but humor me have humor but without folly funny but true humor what does just humor me mean what humor me means when someone says humor me what does the phrase humor me mean what does it mean to humor yourself humor by generation humor by the book.com humor by the book facebook humor by country humor by exaggeration humor by sigmund freud humor by mbti humor by association humor contra vox humor contra la depresion humor contra la ansiedad humor contra el estres humor contra el calor humor contra los complejos femeninos imagens de humor contra o flamengo imagens de humor contra o corinthians humor during difficult times humor during pandemic humor during interview humor during difficult times quotes humor during coronavirus crisis humor during crisis humor during coronavirus humor during lockdown humor for seniors humor for teachers humor for dummies humor from tianheng humor from a pentecostal pew humor from the pulpit humor from australia humor from my pain humor from trauma reader's digest humor humor from china aqueous humor is present in front of where is aqueous humor what forms the aqueous humor humor in advertising humor in born a crime inside humor vitreous humor inside eye voetbal inside humor
The World Digital Library (WDL) is an international digital library operated by UNESCO and the United States Library of Congress.
The WDL has stated that its mission is to promote international and intercultural understanding, expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet, provide resources for educators, scholars, and...
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The British Library Sound Archive (formerly the British Institute of Recorded Sound) in London, England is among the largest collections of recorded sound in the world, including music, spoken word and ambient recordings.
It holds more than three million recordings, including over a million discs and 200,000 tapes. These include commercial...