CC-BY-SA Thomas Guignard

Berlin, Germany

Berlin State Library

Based in Berlin and one of the largest libraries in Europe, the State Library is as famous for what it keeps as it is for what it has given away.

Budapest, Hungary

BME OMIKK

This cathedral-like reading room is part of the library at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, one of the oldest universities of its kind.

Repository of more than 200 years of city archives, Ontario, Canada

City of Toronto Archives

This archive in Toronto has been active since 1792. Over 1.2 million photographs are stored, including the first known photos of the city taken in 1856-1857.

Los Angeles, California, USA

Los Angeles Central Library

This library features an historic rotunda painted with intricate murals and a zodiac chandelier with 48 lights - the number of states at the time of construction.

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