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The 15 Most Gorgeous University Libraries in the World

Published: December 8, 2016

Libraries play a big part in the lives of university students. They serve as a place to study, nap and socialise (and spying on your crush?!), and can by many be considered a second home – especially during exam period. Anyone who’s been through the trials and tribulations of college life will know exactly what we’re talking about.

With so much of your life played out within the walls of libraries, one should consider these facilities when choosing where to apply. We’ve got you covered.

This is the ultimate list of the world’s 15 most gorgeous university libraries:

 

 

15. Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

14. Law School Library, Cornell University

Cornell Law School Library, Ithaca, NY

Read our student blogs from Cornell to find out more about the facilities on offer at this university:

 

13. La Sorbonne Reading Room, Paris-Sorbonne University

La Sorbonne Reading Room, Paris, France

 

 

12. Old Library, St. John’s College, Cambridge University

Old Library, St. John’s College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

Read our student blogs from Cambridge to find out more about the facilities on offer at this university:

 

11. Harper Library Reading Room, University of Chicago

The Harper Library Reading Room, University of Chicago

 

 

10. Folger Shakespeare Library, Amherst College

Folger Shakespeare Library, Amherst College

Read our student blogs from Amherst to find out more about the facilities on offer at this university:

 

9. Suzzallo Library, University of Washington

Suzzallo Library, University of Washington

 

 

8. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Read our student blogs from Yale to find out more about the facilities on offer at this university:

 

7. University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain

University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain

 

 

6. The Trinity College Library aka “The Long Room”, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

The Trinity College Library, aka “The Long Room,” Dublin, Ireland.001

 

 

5. Law Library, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Law Library, Ann Arbor, MI

 

 

4. Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge University

Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge University

Read our student blogs from Cambridge to find out more about the facilities on offer at this university:

 

3. George Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins University

The George Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins University

 

 

2. Duke Humfrey’s Library, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Duke Humfrey’s Library, Bodleian Library, Oxford University

 

 

  1. General Library, University of Coimbra, Portugal
The University of Coimbra General Library, Coimbra, Portugal

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