|LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, DC.|
From the Top: Vatican Library; Harvard University; Hearst Castle; New York Public Library; Library of Parliament, London; Russian State Library, Moscow; United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library, New York; St. Louis Central Library; Stockholm Public Library and San Diego Public Library.
|Sistine Hall of the Vatican Library. Architect: Domenico Fontana, circa 1587.|
|Harvard University Library is the 3rd largest library in U.S. by number of books. |
Library of Congress and Boston Public Library are Nos. 1 and 2.
|Library at Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA. Architect: Julia Morgan. Built 1919.|
|New York Public Library opened in 1911. Based on the designs of Library Director John Shaw Billings|
|Parliament's House of Commons Library, Palace of City of Westminister, London;|
Rebuilt by Sir Charles Barry and Augustus Welby Pugin, Circa 1852
|Fourth largest in the world, the Russian State Library in Moscow was founded in 1862; |
new wing above added in the middle 1920s.
|United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library, first floor Main Reading Room, New York City, photographed in 1962.|
|City of St. Louis Central Library, built in 1901 in beaux arts style funded by Andrew Carnegie|
|Main Rotunda of the Stockholm City Library|
|New San Diego Central Library completed 2013, Rob Wellington Quigley, architect|