These 34 Libraries Hold Millions Of Secrets

These 34 Libraries Hold Millions Of Secrets

The first libraries consisted of archives of the earliest form of writing—the clay tablets in cuneiform script discovered in temple rooms in Sumer some dating back to 2600 BC.These archives, which mainly consisted of the records of commercial transactions or inventories, mark the end of prehistory and the start of history.

Libraries have long stood as the greatest symbol of our intellectual development.  Here are 34 of the most surprising, astounding, incredible and beautiful libraries around the world.

01. The National Library of the Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic

02. Admont Abbey Library

Admont, Austria
Admont, Austria

03. Trinity College Library

Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

04.The Royal Portuguese Library

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

05. New York Public Library

New York, USA
New York, USA

06. The St. Florian Monastery Library

Linz-Land District, Austria
Linz-Land District, Austria

07.The National Library of France

 Paris, France
Paris, France

08. The National Library of the Netherlands

The Hague, Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands

09. Austrian National Library

Vienna, Austria
Vienna, Austria

10. Our Lady of Einsiedeln Archabbey Library

Switzerland
Switzerland

11. University of Coimbra Library

Coimbra, Portugal
Coimbra, Portugal

12. University of Iowa Law Library

 Des Moines, USA
Des Moines, USA

13. Science Library

Görlitz, Germany
Görlitz, Germany

14. The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

New Haven, USA
New Haven, USA

15. French Senate Library

Paris, France
Paris, France

16. The New York Public Library

New York, USA
New York, USA

17. Walker Library

Minneapolis, USA
Minneapolis, USA

18. Vennesla Library

Vennesla, Norway
Vennesla, Norway

19. Mazarine Library

Paris, France
Paris, France

20. Library of St. John’s College

Cambridge, Britain
Cambridge, Britain

21. The Library of Congress

Washington, USA
Washington, USA

22. Library of the Technical University

Iassi, Romania
Iassi, Romania

23. Library of Sárospatak Reformed College

Sárospatak, Hungary
Sárospatak, Hungary

24. The National Library of China

China, Beijing
China, Beijing

25. Library Mafra Palace

Marfa, Portugal
Marfa, Portugal

26. Fisher Fine Arts Library

USA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

27. Library of Parliament Ottawa

Ontario, Canada
Ontario, Canada

28. Eclectic University Library of Eötvös Loránd University

 Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary

29. National Library of Finland

Helsinki,Finland
Helsinki,Finland

30. Casanatense Library

 Rome, Italy.
Rome, Italy

31. The Vatican Apostolic Library

Vatican City.
Vatican City

32. George Peabody Library

Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland

33. Stuttgart City Library

 in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

34. Abbey Library St. Gallen

St. Gallen, Switzerland
St. Gallen, Switzerland