Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Welcome Back to Our Beautiful Library

Visitors are often astonished at Shorecrest library's large windows and wonderful view. Below is a glimpse of the world's most exquisite libraries.

TOP LEFT: Biblioteka Malatestiana, Cesena, Italy
"This is the closest you can get to what a medieval library looked like."
TOP RIGHT: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, US
"Outside it looks like a white box, so there is an element of surprise when you go in. All light comes through the stones in the wall, and the honey-color trickle of sun rays makes it magical."
BOTTOM LEFT: Utrecht University Library, Utrecht, Holland
"There are secluded areas for those who like to be surrounded by books and more open ones for those who prefer to be around people. It seemed hugely popular with the students."
BOTTOM RIGHT: The Escorial Library, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
"This library was ground-breaking. It established the template of using books to decorate the walls of the library which we've been using ever since."

Photos by Will Pryce, from the book titled The Library: A World History by James W P Campbell.