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    Inupiat Heritage Center

    • Library System: Tuzzy Consortium Library
    The Iñupiat Heritage Center is a museum in Barrow in the U.S. state of Alaska. Dedicated in February 1999, it is an affiliated area of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and recognizes the contributions of Alaska Natives to the history of whaling. It houses exhibits, artifact collections, a library, a gift shop, and a traditional room where traditional crafts are demonstrated and taught. The North Slope Borough owns and manages the Heritage Center on behalf of the whaling villages of the North Slope. The Heritage Center is one of several associated partners that participate in telling the story of commercial whaling in the United States. Park partners operate independently but collaborate in a variety of educational and interpretive programs. In the late 19th and 20th centuries, over 2,000 whaling voyages set out from New Bedford, bound for the bowhead whaling grounds off Alaska's Arctic coast. The voyage of over 20,000 miles took the whalers to the Azore islands off the coast of Africa, around Cape Horn and the southernmost tip of South America, to the Hawaiian Islands, and finally to the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean. Many Alaska Natives,
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    Lawrence Public Library

    Lawrence Public Library

    The Lawrence Public Library is a public library located in Lawrence, Kansas. It serves the City of Lawrence, and, through its membership in the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS), all of the citizens of the NEKLS multi-county regional library system. It is governed by a board of trustees consisting of seven members. The library offers many services to the public, including a collection of over 250,000 books and other materials, home delivery, a senior living center, public computers, meeting rooms, extensive programming and exhibits/displays. The mission of the Lawrence Public Library is to provide and promote informational, intellectual, and cultural resources for our community. We invite residents to use the collections and take full advantage of the many library programs and services.
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    St. Clairsville Public Library

    St. Clairsville Public Library

    St. Clairsville Public Library is located in at 108 W Main St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio 43950. Holdings Library Usage Loan Periods & Late Fees / Fines for Materials The St. Clairsville Public Library was organized in 1938 through the efforts of many citizens and the St. Clairsville Rotary Club. The Library had various addresses until 1955, when the Second National Bank Building was purchased and renovated as a permanent home. Dr. Bertha Hunt Schaffer made a bequest in honor of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. William Hunt, for the purchase of a building to house the Library, and on January 8, 1955, the Library dedicated the "Hunt Memorial Library Building". Since that time there have been two additions to the building. Wilbert Allen generously contributed to combine with The Hunt Fund to make an addition in 1963; and in 1985, LSCA funds were secured to add to community donations, funds from the Wilbert Allen estate, and the Hunt Fund for another addition. The Library is housed on two levels, with a multi-purpose room and offices in a third lower level. It is located on Main Street, across from the Belmont County Courthouse, and is within walking distance of two school systems.
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    John Rylands Library

    John Rylands Library

    The John Rylands Library is a Victorian Gothic building on Deansgate in Manchester, England. The library, which opened to the public in 1900, was founded by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her husband, John Rylands. The John Rylands Library and the library of the University of Manchester merged in July 1972 into the John Rylands University Library of Manchester. Special collections built up by both libraries were progressively concentrated in the Deansgate building. The special collections, believed to be among the largest in the United Kingdom, include medieval illuminated manuscripts and examples of early European printing, including a Gutenberg Bible, the second largest collection of printing by William Caxton, and the most extensive collection of the editions of the Aldine Press of Venice. The Rylands Library Papyrus P52 is believed to be the earliest extant New Testament text. The library holds personal papers and letters of notable figures, among them Elizabeth Gaskell and John Dalton. The library was granted Grade I listed status in 1994. It has been extended four times, the last time in 2007 when an earlier extension was demolished. Enriqueta Rylands purchased a
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    Albert Lea Public Library

    Albert Lea Public Library

    • Library System: Albert Lea Public Library
    The Albert Lea Public Library serves the City of Albert Lea, Minnesota and surrounding communities, and is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, the SE Minnesota library region. Recently renovated in 2007, the library features a state of the art computer lab and 20 public access computers. Wi-Fi service is also available to patrons and guests. The Children's Library features programs for infants and adolescents: Story Time, Nighttime Story Time and L.A.F. (Library Afternoon Fun). Adult programming includes basic computer classes, one-on-one computer instruction, Nonfiction Bookclub and the Fountain Lake Readers, a fiction bookclub. Art donated from local artists is on display throughout the entire library. A mural by artist Chandler Anderson is featured in the Children's Library. The Albert Lea Public Library has been housed in the City Center building since 1968. A free public library has existed in the City of Albert Lea since 1899.
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    Taunton Public Library Central Library

    Taunton Public Library Central Library

    • Library System: Taunton Public Library
    Taunton Public Library is an historic library at Pleasant Street in Taunton, Massachusetts. The library was built in 1903 and added to the National Historic Register in 1984.
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    Rangeley Public Library Central Library

    • Library System: Rangeley Public Library
    The Rangeley Public Library is an historic public library building located on Lake Street in Rangeley, Maine. Built in 1909, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
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    Wellesley Hills Branch Library

    Wellesley Hills Branch Library

    • Library System: Wellesley Free Library
    Wellesley Hills Branch Library is a historic library at 210 Washington Street in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The library was built in 1927 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
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    Athol Public Library

    The Athol Public Library in Athol, Massachusetts, was established in 1882 with 1,063 books and $300. The library was rebuilt in 1918 with private donations. It was the first building in Athol to have air conditioning as of 1969.
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    National Library of the Netherlands

    National Library of the Netherlands

    The National library of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninklijke Bibliotheek or KB; Royal Library) is based in The Hague and was founded in 1798. The mission of the National Library of the Netherlands, as presented on the library's web site, is to provide "access to the knowledge and culture of the past and the present by providing high-quality services for research, study, and cultural experience". King Louis Bonaparte gave the national library its current name in 1806. The institution became independent of the state in 1996, although it is financed by the Department of Education, Culture and Science. In 2004, the National Library of the Netherlands contained 3,300,000 items, equivalent to 67 kilometers of bookshelves. Most items (2,500,000 books or 48 km) in the collection are books. The collection contains almost the entire literature of the Netherlands, from medieval manuscripts to modern scientific publications. The collection is accessible for members. Any person aged 16 years or older can become a member. One day passes are also available. Requests for material take approximately 30 minutes. The KB hosts several open access websites, including the "Memory of the
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    Bancroft Memorial Library

    Bancroft Memorial Library

    • Library System: Bancroft Memorial Library
    Bancroft Memorial Library is a historic library at 50 Hopedale Street in Hopedale, Massachusetts. The library was donated to the town in 1898 by Joseph Bubier Bancroft, in memory of his wife Sylvia. Bancroft was an executive with the Draper Company, the Town's principal industry. The building was designed by Boston architect C. Howard Walker of the firm Walker & Kimball. It is constructed of Milford granite, and was modelled after Merton College Chapel at Oxford. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
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    Slater Library and Fanning Annex

    Slater Library and Fanning Annex

    • Library System: Slater Library & Fanning Annex
    Slater Library and Fanning Annex is a historic building at 26 Main Street in Griswold, Connecticut within the borough of Jewett City, Connecticut. The Romanesque library was constructed in 1884 with funds donated by John Fox Slater, a New England industrialist and philanthropist. The library was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
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    Westerville Public Library

    The Westerville Public Library is a public library that serves the community of Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. As a school district library, its geographic boundaries are defined by the Westerville City School District (Franklin County, Ohio) which straddles both Franklin County and Delaware County. All Ohio residents can apply for a Westerville Public Library card. As of 2009, the library had 95,470 registered borrowers, circulated 2,149,919 items and saw 51,351 people attending library programs and events with total operating costs of $6,055,323. The library is located at 126 South State Street, in the heart of Uptown Westerville. To access the library's parking lot, turn onto Library Rd from Walnut St. The library circulates (i.e. allows card holders to borrow) the following types of items in various formats for education or entertainment purposes: Library card holders also have the option to request items from other libraries through SearchOhio or OhioLINK. The library hosts events and programs for patrons of all ages, including story times, computer classes, book clubs, etc. There were 1,618 events held in 2010. Library Link, established as a service to replace
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    Cambridge Public Library

    Cambridge Public Library

    The Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts is part of the Minuteman Library Network. It consists of a main library and six branches, located throughout the city. In fiscal year 2009, the city of Cambridge spent 1.38% ($4,893,254) of its budget on the library, $45 per person. The main building of the Cambridge Public Library is an historic library building at 449 Broadway. It was built in 1888. Its land and full construction funding were provided by Frederick H. Rindge, a Cambridge native and philanthropist. It was added to the National Historic Register in 1982. A $90 million expansion and renovation of the library, led by the Boston architectural firms William Rawn Associates and Ann Beha Architects, opened on November 8, 2009. The new addition more than triples the square footage of the building, and is the first building in the USA to make use of European Double-Skin Curtainwall technology. Architectural drawings and construction photos are available here. During most of the construction, the library collection had been relocated to the Longfellow School. Six smaller neighborhood branch libraries are scattered throughout the City of Cambridge. These are: As of
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    5 votes
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    Auburn Public Library

    The Auburn Public Library, also known as Old Auburn Library, at 175 Almond St. in Auburn, California was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 31, 2011. It is a Classical Revival architecture building.
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    British Library

    British Library

    The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. The library is a major research library, holding over 150 million items from many countries, in many languages and in many formats, both print and digital: books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, videos, play-scripts, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings. The Library's collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial holdings of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 2000 BC. As a legal deposit library, the British Library receives copies of all books produced in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including a significant proportion of overseas titles distributed in the UK. It also has a programme for content acquisitions. The British Library adds some three million items every year occupying 9.6 kilometres (6.0 mi) of new shelf space. The library is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. It is located on the north side of Euston Road in St Pancras, London (between Euston railway station and St Pancras railway station) and has a document storage centre and reading room at Boston
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    Royal Danish Library

    Royal Danish Library

    The Royal Library in Copenhagen, Denmark (Det Kongelige Bibliotek), is the national library of Denmark and the university library of the University of Copenhagen. It is the largest library in the Nordic countries. It contains numerous historical treasures; all works that have been printed in Denmark since the 17th century are deposited there. Thanks to extensive donations in the past the library holds nearly all known Danish printed works back to the first Danish book, printed in 1482. The library was founded 1648 by King Frederik III who seeded it with a comprehensive collection of European works. It was opened to the public in 1793. In 1989 it was merged with the prestigious University Library (founded 1482) (UB1) and in 2005 it was merged with the Danish National Library for Science and Medicine (UB2), now the Faculty Library of Natural and Health Sciences). The official name of the organization as of 1 January 2006 is The Royal Library, the National Library of Denmark and Copenhagen University Library. In 2008 the Danish Folklore Archive was merged with The Royal Library. Today, The Royal Library has four sites: one at Gothersgade, central Copenhagen, specializing in the social
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    Palmerston North City Library

    The Palmerston North City Library is the main public library provided by the Palmerston North City Council for the residents of Palmerston North, New Zealand. The Palmerston North City Library is branded as "The Living Room of the City" and exists "To inspire people to explore the pathways of the world - Te Ara Whanui o Te Ao" It serves the city through a variety of collections that include books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and electronic resources. It provides recreational and educational opportunities from an award-winning building located on The Square in the centre of the City, as well as four other branch libraries around the City. The Palmerston North City Library is located in The Square in the restored and extended C M Ross building. The design for the building was created by New Zealand architect Ian Athfield and was opened in 1996. The library operates from other service points including branches located in the suburbs of Highbury, Roslyn, Awapuni and Ashhurst as well as a Mobile Library Bus. A library service in Palmerston North dates back to June 1876 with the provision of a reading room available to subscription members only. The fledging service suffered various setbacks
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    Peter White Public Library

    Peter White Public Library

    The Peter White Public Library is a public library and community center in the City of Marquette, Michigan. The library building has stood at 217 North Front Street since 1904. An extensive renovation and addition was completed in 2000. The building also houses the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, and Tu Kaluthia Café. The library is named after Peter White, a local businessman, postmaster, real estate developer, Michigan Congressman, and philanthropist who lived from 1830 – 1908. In fiscal year 2011-12 the library contained over 247,000 items – including books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, art prints, and other formats. During that same year, the library welcomed an average of 946 visitors per day and circulated a total of 356,154 items. The library is operated by the City of Marquette. Nine townships in Marquette County also contract service with the library, bringing the total population served to over 36,000. The library serves persons who live or own property in the following communities: City of Marquette, Chocolay Township, Ewing Township, Marquette Township, Powell Township, Sands Township, Skandia Township, Turin Township, Wells Township, and West Branch Township. The Library
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    5 votes
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    Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library

    Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library

    • Library System: Presque Isle - Mark And Emily Turner Memorial Library
    The Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library, named after local philanthropists Mark and Emily Turner, is a public library in the City of Presque Isle, Maine, USA. The library provides resources to the city's residents including periodicals, books, audio books, computers with internet access, and wireless internet throughout the library. The library also gives passport services, maintains a library in second life, genealogical research, and provides reference services to the United States and the international community. In the late 19th century, "a group of citizens from Presque Isle who called themselves the Half & Half Club, created and supported their own library collection that was kept at local businesses due to the city not having a library building; with each store owner being named the local librarian". However, in the early 1900s, as the city's population began to increase, there was a demand for a permanent library structure. The town of Presque Isle applied for a gift/donation from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation; otherwise known as the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The request was granted giving the city $10,000 for the purchase of land and construction. After the
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    Widener Library

    Widener Library

    • Library System: Harvard University Library
    The Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library, commonly known as Widener Library, is the primary building of the library system of Harvard University. Located on the south side of Harvard Yard directly across from Memorial Church, Widener serves as the centerpiece of the 15.6 million-volume Harvard University Library system, the largest university library system in the world. The 320,000-square-foot (30,000 m) Beaux-Arts brick building houses 57 miles (92 km) of bookshelves and 3 million volumes. Among them is one of the few remaining perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible. Widener includes many special collections, including African, American, Asian, Germanic, Judaic, Iberian, Middle Eastern, Modern Greek, and Slavic. Widener Library, which opened with a solemn ceremony on June 24, 1915, commemorates Harry Elkins Widener (born January 3, 1885 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania), a 1907 Harvard graduate, who was a book collector and victim of the Titanic disaster. His mother, Eleanor Elkins, made a $3.5 million donation to Harvard University to build a library named after him. The library was designed by Horace Trumbauer & Associates, the architect of many private houses for the intertwined
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    Auburn Public Library

    Auburn Public Library

    • Library System: Auburn Public Library
    Auburn Public Library is an historic library at 49 Spring Street in Auburn, Maine. The library was built in 1903 with a donation from Andrew Carnegie, and the building was designed by architect William R. Miller in a Renaissance style. It was added to the National Historic Register in 1984. State Representative and one time Mayor of Auburn George C. Wing Jr. was President of the Auburn Public Library's Board of Trustees from 1939-51.
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    Boston Library Society

    Boston Library Society

    The Boston Library Society (1792-1939) was a subscription library established in 1792 in Boston, Massachusetts. Early subscribers included Paul Revere and William Tudor. The society existed until 1939 when it merged into the Boston Athenaeum. The Boston Library "circulated polite general reading for ladies and gentlemen." It operated from rooms in the newly built Tontine Crescent, designed by Charles Bulfinch. Early subscribers included: Hannah Barrell, James Bowdoin III, Dr. Thomas Bulfinch, Rev. John Clarke of First Church, Abigail Howard, Sally Hubbard, Deborah Jeffries, Mary Langdon, Jedidiah Morse, Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton, James Perkins, Thomas Handasyd Perkins, Paul Revere, and William Tudor. The library maintained detailed records of its holdings and circulation activities. For instance, in 1794, Paul Revere borrowed works by Chevalier de Jean Francois Bourgoanne, Elizabeth Inchbald, James Cook, William Coxe, Elizabeth Craven, Charles-Marguerite-Jean-Baptiste Mercier Dupaty, Edward Gibbon, Alexander Jardine, Johann Kaspar Lavater, William Shakespeare, Joshua Townshend, and Constantin-Francois Volney. In the first years of the library, Nathan Webb served as secretary,
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    4 votes
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    State Library of New South Wales

    State Library of New South Wales

    The State Library of New South Wales is a large public library owned by the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the corner of Macquarie Street, Sydney and Shakespeare Place. The Library hosts many free exhibitions, both from its own collections and from other organisations such as World Press Photo. The State Library of New South Wales is the oldest library in Australia, being the first library established in the colony of New South Wales (now a state of Australia) and Australia. The public library started as the Australian Subscription Library in 1826. It was then bought for £5100 by the New South Wales Government in 1869 and became the Sydney Free Public Library. In 1895 it was renamed the Public Library of New South Wales until its most recent name change in 1975, when it became the State Library of New South Wales. In December 1827 operations began in rented premises in Pitt Street and in the two years following, the Library led a peripatetic existence having been located a few years in George Street, Bridge Street, Macquarie Street and Macquarie Place. In 1845 it finally settled its own new building on the corner of Bent and Macquarie Streets. By 1869 the
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    Hong Kong Central Library

    Hong Kong Central Library

    • Library System: Hong Kong Public Library
    Hong Kong Central Library is the main library of Hong Kong. It is located at the intersection of Moreton Terrace and Causeway Road in Causeway Bay. Facing the Victoria Harbour, the 12-storey high building resides in a gross area of 9,400 sq. metres plus a floor area of 33,800 sq. metres. The construction cost was HK$690 million. The Library's collections include around 2.3 million items. It is the main library facility along with the Hong Kong Public Libraries System, which has collections of over 12.1 million items. The arch-shaped doorway at the facade altitude of the Hong Kong Central Library symbolizes the Gate to Knowledge, while the graphics in the silhouette of triangle, square and circle signify different meanings. The circle stands for the sky, the square for the land and the triangle for the accretion of knowledge. Opened in May 2001, the Hong Kong Central Library provides a complete variety of library services including: The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) enables readers to rummage around the whole Chinese and English collections of the Hong Kong Public Libraries. Over and above a wide assortment of search options, such as author, title, subject, etc. Readers do
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    Humboldt Public Library

    • Library System: Humboldt Public Library
    Humboldt Public Library in Humboldt, Iowa is a free public library built in 1909. The library received a $10,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and was built using limestone from a nearby area now known as Taft Park. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The building added a north entrance and extension in 1992.
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    Bacon Memorial District Library Central Library

    Bacon Memorial District Library Central Library

    • Library System: Bacon Memorial District Library
    The Ford-Bacon House is located at 45 Vinewood in Wyandotte, Michigan. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1987 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. It is now used as the Bacon Memorial District Library. Edward Ford (also the builder of the George P. MacNichol House across the street) was the son of plate glass pioneer John Baptiste Ford and the founder of the Michigan Alkalai Company in Wyandotte and the Ford Plate Glass Company in Toledo, Ohio, (later the Libbey–Owens–Ford Company). In 1897, Ford hired Malcomson & Higginbotham to design this house for himself and his wife Carrie. Ford lived in the house only a short time before moving to Toledo, Ohio in 1900. Ford's son, John B Ford, occupied the house from 1900-1902, and in 1902, Edward Ford's daughter Mary Ford Bacon and her husband Mark R. Bacon moved in. The couple lived here from 1902-1942, although they spent a considerable amount of their later years in California. When Mark Bacon died in 1942, Mary gave the house to the Wyandotte Public School System. The building now serves as the public library. The Ford-Bacon House is a three-story Queen Anne house built from buff-colored
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    Russian State Library

    Russian State Library

    The Russian State Library (Russian: Российская государственная библиотека) is the national library of Russia, located in Moscow. It is the largest in the country and the third largest in the world for its collection of books (17.5 million). It was named the V. I. Lenin State Library of the USSR from 1925 until it was renamed in 1992 as the Russian State Library. The library has over 275 km of shelves with more than 43 million items, including over 17 million books and serial volumes, 13 million journals, 350 thousand music scores and sound records, 150,000 maps and others. There are items in 247 languages of the world, the foreign part representing about 29 percent of the entire collection. Between 1922 and 1991 at least one copy of every book published in the USSR was deposited with the library, a practice which continues in a similar method today, with the library designated by law as a place to hold a "mandatory" copy of every publication issued in Russia. The library was founded on July 1, 1862, as Moscow's first free public library named The Library of the Moscow Public Museum and Rumiantsev Museum, or The Rumiantsev Library. The Rumyantsev Museum part of the complex was
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    Georgina Cole Library

    • Library System: Carlsbad City Library
    The Georgina Cole Library, located in Carlsbad, California, originally opened in November 1967, and reopened on April 15, 2000, after a half-year restoration project. It is a full service library named after Georgina Cole, the city's first library director. The Cole Library is a branch of the Carlsbad City Library. Friends of the Carlsbad Library, and the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation, support many of the library programs. In 1916, the city began a library collection of loanable books at a general store. Outgrowing the space, the book collection moved to a newspaper office, a former church building, and a water company building. By 1956, it became an independent city library. The last home for the books before moving into the Cole Library included splitting the collection between two downtown buildings: the children's books were housed at an old church on Roosevelt Street, while the adult books were in a bank building on Elm Avenue (now Carlsbad Village Drive). When the library opened in 1967 at 1250 Elm Avenue, it housed 45,000 volumes. Area museums, including San Diego Museum of Man, rotated exhibits in the upstairs room.
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    Ralph J. Bunche Library

    The Ralph J. Bunche Library, formerly the State Department Library, is the oldest Federal Government library in the United States. The library is currently located in room 3239 of the Harry S Truman Building. The library is a Federal depository library with a stated mission "to support the research needs of personnel of the Department of State." Among its resources, the library contains a large collection pertaining to foreign relations. This category includes books about other nations and their governments; about world history; international organizations; wars and international conflicts, especially those involving the U.S.; espionage; world trade relations; foreign assistance and development; treaties and contracts between nations; and American history, particularly as it pertains to the Department of State. The library is not public, but will sometimes lend books to other libraries for public use through interlibrary loan. Source: Ralph J. Bunche Library History by Dan Clemmer accessed on Bunche Library I-net site, December 7, 2007 The first executive department to be established under the new Constitution of the United States was the United States Department of State. On a
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    Carnegie Library of Reims

    Carnegie Library of Reims

    The Carnegie Library of Reims (French: Bibliothèque Carnegie de Reims) is a public library built with money donated by businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to the city of Reims after World War I. Reims was one of three "front-line" cities to be given a Carnegie library, the other two being Leuven and Belgrade (Belgrade University Library). Built in the 1920s, it combined the mission of heritage conservation and of reading public library. Until 2003, the Carnegie Library was the main library of Reims. The Art Deco decor of the Carnegie Library, the harmony of its proportions, the elegance of its architecture made it worthy of inclusion in the French inventory of Monuments historiques. The municipal library of Reims was founded in the late eighteenth century with the books belonging to religious orders. In 1764, following the Suppression of the Society of Jesus in France, the books of Reims Jesuit College were confiscated. During the French Revolution, libraries of Reims abbeys and of the chapter of the Cathedral of Reims were also confiscated and added to the collections of Reims public library. The collections were first installed on the first floor of City Hall, where a
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    Wabasha Public Library

    Wabasha Public Library

    The Wabasha Public Library is a library in Wabasha, Minnesota. It is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, the SE Minnesota library region. Monday: 10-7 Tuesday: 10-5 Wednesday: 10-6 Thursday: 10-5 Friday: 10-5 Saturday: 9-12 Sunday: closed
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    Eastham Public Library

    Eastham Public Library

    • Library System: Eastham Public Library
    Eastham Public Library is the public library of Eastham, Massachusetts that has been serving the community for over 130 years. It provides a collection of print, non-print, and electronic resources for the community. The Eastham Public Library is a part of the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing library network on Cape Cod and the Islands. In 1644, Eastham, Massachusetts was settled by Pilgrims who were no longer satisfied in the Plymouth Colony. The town's name was officially changed from Nauset to Eastham when the town was incorporated. Nevertheless, the official "creation" of Eastham's first library was not until February 11, 1878 when town meeting approved allotting $175 for a library. The Eastham library was first housed in a building on Samoset Road that also contained a general store and the Post Office. William H. Nickerson gave the land that the library still resides on to the Village Improvement Society (V.I.S.) in 1887. It took several years to build the library, but the trustees opened the building to the public on January 8, 1898. The V.I.S. eventually sold the library to the town in 1903 for one dollar. That same year, the library received $15,000 from the
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    Camden Public Library

    The Camden Public Library is the public library serving Camden, Maine. The first library established in Camden was known as the Federal Society’s Library, and was started in 1796 with a collection of 200 books. At that time, Camden was a very small town consisting of 15 houses centered around the harbor. The Federal Society’s Library operated for 34 years until the books were sold at auction. In 1854, the Ladies’ Library Association opened on Wood Street. The library later moved to the second floor of the Camden National Bank building and remained at this location until the fire of 1892 that destroyed the Camden business district. On March 23, 1896, the citizens of Camden voted to establish a free public library to be known as the Camden Public Library. The townspeople of Camden raised the money to build this library through various fundraising efforts. No assistance was provided by philanthropists. Mary Louise Curtis Bok donated the land for the library in 1916. Parker Morse Hooper and Boston architect Charles G. Loring offered building plans. The cornerstone was laid on August 17, 1927 and the Library opened its doors on June 11, 1928 with Miss Katherine W. Harding serving as the
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    Hartford Library

    • Library System: Hartford Library
    The Hartford Library in Hartford, Vermont dates from 1893. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
    7.25
    4 votes
    45
    Plainview Public Library

    Plainview Public Library

    • Library System: Plainview Public Library
    The Plainview Public Library is a library in Plainview, Minnesota. It is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, the SE Minnesota library region.
    7.25
    4 votes
    46
    St. Anthony Park Branch Library

    St. Anthony Park Branch Library

    • Library System: Saint Paul Public Library
    The St. Anthony Park Branch Library is a branch of the St. Paul Public Library. A Carnegie library built in 1917, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1999 a rotunda was built on to the back of the building. This new section houses the branch’s children’s collection, one of the largest in Saint Paul. Although one of St. Paul’s smaller library branches at 10,590 square feet (984 m), the St. Anthony Park Branch circulated 265,776 items in 2005, making it the third busiest branch in the city. The on-site collection numbered 55,175 items that same year. The branch is open 44 hours per week, Monday-Saturday. The library branch is considered an icon of the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood. Primary user groups are neighborhood residents, students and faculty from the nearby University of Minnesota’s St. Paul Campus and Luther Seminary, and students from two nearby public schools. One-third of users come from Minneapolis and suburban Ramsey County. To serve the many U of M graduate students and their families from who are from Asia, the branch has the city’s primary collection of Chinese and Korean language materials. The St. Anthony Park Branch is unique in having its own
    7.25
    4 votes
    47
    7.25
    4 votes
    48
    Berkshire Athenaeum Central Library

    Berkshire Athenaeum Central Library

    • Library System: Berkshire Athenaeum
    The Berkshire Athenaeum is a public library (1872) based on a previously private athenaeum, and now located at 1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, Massachusetts in the Berkshires, USA. Like many New England libraries, the Berkshire Athenaeum started as a private organization. A private Public Library Association was founded in 1850. The name was later changed to the Berkshire Athenæum. Later still, Thomas F. Plunkett, Calvin Martin and Thomas Allen, were "instrumental in forming it into a free library." "In 1874, by means of a bequest from Phinehas Allen, and the gift of [the 1876] building from Thomas Allen, the Berkshire Athenaeum was placed upon a firm foundation." In 1903, the Berkshire Athenaeum assumed the responsibility for the newly created Berkshire Museum, and was both a public library and museum until the museum spun off in 1932. The Berkshire Athenaeum is now Pittsfield's public library and contains a collection of more than 150,000 items. The library's special collections on local history, genealogy, local author Herman Melville, and other Berkshire authors are some of the best in the northeast. Designed by New York architect William Appleton Potter, the original Berkshire
    8.33
    3 votes
    49

    Portsmouth Public Library Central Library

    • Library System: Portsmouth Public Library
    Portsmouth Public Library is a library in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Established in 1896, the library's mission is to provide popular media materials to the public as well as to supply information and access to reference works. It also does community outreach, attempting to provide services and material to foster an appreciation for reading and learning in youth as well as offering activities engineered to appeal to older demographics. The library is open 6 days a week, from 9-9 Monday through Thursday, 9-5:30 Friday, and 9-5 on Saturday. It hosts computer stations with a variety of applications and library databases, as well as internet access. The building and its immediate grounds provide wireless access as well. It also provides printing and copying services. The library, which is handicapped-accessible, contains three larger meeting rooms available to the public as well as three smaller study/conference rooms on the premises. It has seating areas scattered throughout. The library includes a cafe. The new library, an $8 million dollar construction project formally dedicated in January 2008, has Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S.
    8.33
    3 votes
    50

    Montagu Butler Library

    The Montagu Butler Library is one of the world’s major collections in and about Esperanto, having 4433 items in its detailed catalogue. It is named after Montagu C. Butler, author of a number of works including Step by Step in Esperanto and the comprehensive Esperanto-English Dictionary. It is housed in purpose-built premises at the offices of the Esperanto Association of Britain which are now located at the Wedgwood Memorial College, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, having moved from Holland Park, London in April 2001 due to financial pressures. For details of other major collections consult Esperanto library.
    9.50
    2 votes
    51

    Chicago Underground Library

    The Chicago Underground Library (CUL) is a collection focusing on material produced by small presses or independent publishers in the Chicago area. The collection includes zines, comics, perfect-bound novels, chapbooks, newsletters, art books, magazines and pamphlets, with an emphasis on inclusivity and blurring format and genre lines.
    7.00
    4 votes
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    Troy Public Library

    Troy Public Library

    The Troy Public library is the main public library building in the city of Troy, New York, and is located across the street from Russell Sage College in downtown Troy. It has two other branches, the Lansingburgh branch and the Sycaway branch. Both branches were temporarily closed in January 2009. The first library began in 1799. The current building was completed in 1897 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, both in its own right and as a contributing property to the Central Troy Historic District. Funds to construct the downtown library, the Hart Memorial Building, were donated by Mary E. Hart to honor her late husband, William Howard Hart. Designed by the New York City architectural firm of J. Stewart Barney and Henry Otis Chapman Architects, the Hart Memorial Building, now known as the Troy Public Library, is a distinguished and early example of the American Renaissance style. When they came to design the Troy Public Library, Barney and Chapman were working in an emerging and exciting new style. This style evolved with the architectural success of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago which introduced the general public to what had been a more
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    4 votes
    53
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    4 votes
    54

    Northland Public Library Central Library

    • Library System: Northland Public Library
    Northland Public Library is a public library serving Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Located in McCandless Township about eight miles north of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it is operated as a municipal authority supported by the residents of McCandless, Ross Township, the Borough of Franklin Park, Marshall Township, and the Borough of Bradford Woods. It is one of the largest suburban public libraries in Pennsylvania with over 35,000 cardholders and well over 1 million items circulated in 2009. The Three Rivers Storytelling Festival, hosted and run by Northland, occurs each year on the second weekend in August. The library is a member of the Allegheny County Library Association. Pennsylvania Library Association
    6.00
    5 votes
    55

    John G. McCullough Free Library

    • Library System: J. G. Mccullough Free
    John G. McCullough Free Library is a public library in North Bennington in Bennington County in the U.S. state of Vermont. Bennington County
    8.00
    3 votes
    56
    McMillan Memorial Library

    McMillan Memorial Library

    • Library System: Mcmillan Memorial Library
    The McMillan Memorial Library is the municipal library of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin and serves southern Wood County. It is a member of the South Central Library System, which serves seven counties in Wisconsin. The library's history begins with a bequest made by Thomas Blythe Scott, who in 1886 left five-thousand dollars to the city of Grand Rapids "for the purpose of procuring, establishing, and maintaining a library, forever free, for the use of the inhabitants thereof." By the terms of his will, the city was to "provide and furnish a suitable and convenient room or building", but it took the city three years to pass the needed referendum. On March 22, 1890 the T. B. Scott Free Public Library of Grand Rapids opened in rented rooms on what would become Second Street. In 1892, the library moved to four rooms in the newly constructed City Hall. When Grand Rapids and neighboring Centralia merged in 1900 and established a new city hall across the river, the library gradually expanded into the former city offices. In 1896, Mr. Jeremiah (Jere) D. Witter learned of a traveling library in Dunn County, Wisconsin and instantly gave the T. B. Scott Library one-thousand dollars to create
    8.00
    3 votes
    57

    Carnegie Library

    Carnegie Library is located in Montclair, New Jersey. The building was built in 1904 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 1, 1988.
    6.75
    4 votes
    58

    Durham Public Library

    • Library System: Durham Public Library
    Durham Public Library is currently located in a storefront in the Mill Plaza, Durham, NH and houses approximately 30,000 items inside a 3,000 sq ft space. Plans to open the library commenced in 1815 when State Legislature approved the library, but provided no funding. The Library moved to the Mill Plaza premises in 1997, which was supposed to be a temporary move. Due to increased growth, the Library is planning to move premises to a 2-storey house on 49 Madbury Road which will house up to approximately 100 people and provide floor space 3 times the size of the Mill Plaza venue. The new Durham Public Library is expected to open to the public in 2013.
    6.75
    4 votes
    59

    Hollidaysburg Area Public Library

    • Library System: Hollidaysburg Area Public Library
    The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, serves the Hollidaysburg Area School District, which includes the Allegheny, Blair, and Frankstown townships and the boroughs of Duncansville, Hollidaysburg, and Newry, PA, consisting of 24,173 residents. The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has a collection of nearly 46,000 items with an annual circulation of over 98,000 items. They offer a variety of resources including books, movies, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, and a Nintendo Wii video game console for use in the library. The library prides itself on providing a multitude of free programs to the community. In the past, these have included book clubs, Pennsylvania Humanities Council programs, and poetry readings. The library celebrated its 40th birthday in November 2007 with a 40-story cake (a cake in which 40 people wrote down stories on). The library holds an annual Summer Reading Program, in which nearly 300 children participate every year. It is the most attended program of its kind in the Blair County Library System. The current librarian is Janet Eldred.
    6.75
    4 votes
    60

    New London Public Library

    • Library System: Public Library Of New London
    New London Public Library is a historic library, located at 63 Huntington Street, in New London, Connecticut. It was built in 1889 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
    6.75
    4 votes
    61

    Solvay Public Library

    • Library System: Solvay Public Library
    The Solvay Public Library is a library built in 1903 that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. It was renovated in recent years with focus on preserving and restoring historically accurate details.
    6.75
    4 votes
    62

    International Youth Library

    The International Youth Library (Internationale Jugendbibliothek) is the largest library for international children's and youth literature in the world. It was opened in 1949 by Jella Lepman and has been housed in Blutenburg Castle in Munich since 1983 . The International Youth Library mounts several exhibitions, for adults as well as for children, in the halls of Blutenburg Castle every year. The library also has its awards, called White Ravens Awards.
    9.00
    2 votes
    63
    Melrose Public Library - Main Library

    Melrose Public Library - Main Library

    • Library System: Melrose Public Library
    The Melrose Public Library is a historic library at 69 W. Emerson Street in Melrose, Massachusetts. It was built in 1904 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
    9.00
    2 votes
    64

    Ox-Cart Library

    The Oxcart Library is considered to be the first circulating public library in the history of the Western Reserve. The library is located in the city of North Olmsted, Ohio. Captain Aaron Olmstead, a wealthy sea captain in the China trade out of New England, was one of 49 investors who formed a syndicate in 1795 to purchase a major part of the Western Reserve from Connecticut. He became the owner of thousands of acres from his $30,000 share of the $120,000 total land deal. The land encompassed the areas now known as North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township. At the time of the purchase, the area was known as Lenox. Olmsted traveled west on horseback to visit the land in 1795, but never settled here. He died on 1806. In 1826, Aaron's son, Charles Hyde Olmstead, offered to donate 500 books from his father's personal collection in Oxford, Connecticut, if the residents of Lenox agreed to change the name of the area to Olmstead. They did. The books traveled by oxcart over 600 miles of rugged terrain. They were individually covered with blue paper and arrived partly stained with mud and rain. The books were housed in various families' homes and circulated to residents in the
    9.00
    2 votes
    65
    Rockland Memorial Library

    Rockland Memorial Library

    • Library System: Rockland Memorial Library
    Rockland Memorial Library is an historic library at 20 Belmont Street in Rockland, Massachusetts. The library was built in 1903 and added to the National Historic Register in 1989. It features several community oriented activities, such as raffles, book-release parties, and "Art in the Rotunda". The library was in jeopardy until Rockland passed its over-ride bill.
    9.00
    2 votes
    66
    State Library of Victoria

    State Library of Victoria

    The State Library of Victoria is the central library of the state of Victoria, Australia, located in Melbourne. It is on the block bounded by Swanston, La Trobe, Russell, and Little Lonsdale streets, in the northern centre of the central business district. The library holds over 2 million books and 16,000 serials, including the diaries of the city's founders, John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner, and the folios of Captain James Cook, R.N.. It also houses the original armour of Ned Kelly. In 1853, the decision to build a state library was made at the instigation of Lieutenant-Governor Charles La Trobe and Mr Justice Redmond Barry, Q.C. (Sir Redmond from 1860). A competition was held to decide who would design the new building; local architect Joseph Reed, who later designed the Melbourne Town Hall and the Royal Exhibition Building, won the commission. On 3 July 1854, the recently inaugurated Governor Sir Charles Hotham laid the foundation stone of both the new library and the University of Melbourne. The library opened in 1856, with a collection of 3,800 books chosen by Mr Justice Barry, the President of Trustees. Augustus H. Tulk, the first librarian, was appointed three months
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    2 votes
    67
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    3 votes
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    Shorewood-Troy Public Library

    Shorewood-Troy Public Library

    The Shorewood-Troy Public Library serves the village of Shorewood, Illinois, USA and its surrounding areas. The library is located at 650 Deerwood Drive near the intersection of US Route 52 and IL Route 59. 2006 Information Population served: 15,401 Circulation: 90,351 Total visits: 123,464 On Monday, November 17, 1975, the Shorewood-Troy Township Library opened its doors to residents of Shorewood. The original building was a storefront in the Shorewood Plaza on US Route 52, containing over 2,000 books, magazines, cassettes and records. Originally part of the Burr Oak Library System, residents had been using the Burr Oak bookmobile as their library service since 1972. Originally labeled as a “demonstration library”, the storefront library operated under federal grants for several years. In May 1976, the Shorewood-Troy Library District was formed, after a referendum passed establishing a library board and new tax rates. By 1980, the community of Shorewood was outgrowing its small storefront library, so the search for a new site began. In June 1984, a library construction grant of $250,000 was awarded to the district. Land was donated just north of the Shorewood Plaza by George and
    7.67
    3 votes
    69
    Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley

    Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley

    • Library System: University of California, Berkeley Library System
    The Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library of the University of California, Berkeley. It was acquired as a gift/purchase (November 25, 1905) from its founder, Hubert Howe Bancroft, with the proviso that it retain the name Bancroft Library in perpetuity. The collection consisted of 50,000 volumes of historical materials on the history of California and the North American West, from the Isthmus of Panama to Alaska and from the Trans-Mississippi West to Hawaii, including the great Pacific voyages of discovery of Cook, Malaspina, Vancouver, La Pérouse, and Otto von Kotzebue. At the time it was the largest such collection in the world, and remains so today. Until the decade of the 1960s, The Bancroft Library continued to focus exclusively on the history of the American West, particularly the borderlands of northern Mexico and the southern United States, from Florida to California, an area associated with the research interests of long-time directors Herbert E. Bolton (1918–1940) and George P. Hammond (1946–1966). In the 1950s and 1960s Bancroft added the University of California archives and the Regional Oral History Office, both significant to the history of
    10.00
    1 votes
    70

    Lawson McGhee Library

    • Library System: Knox County Public Library System
    The Lawson McGhee Public Library is the main library for Knoxville, Tennessee. It is located at 500 West Church Avenue in downtown Knoxville. The Beck Cultural Exchange Center, the East Tennessee Historical Center and numerous library branches are also associated with the Lawson McGhee Public Library. The library was established in 1885 with a $50,000 donation from Knoxville businessman Charles McClung McGhee, and named for McGhee's daughter, May Lawson McGhee, who had died suddenly in 1883.
    10.00
    1 votes
    71
    Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

    Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

    • Library System: District Of Columbia Public Library
    The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (MLKML) is the central facility of the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL). Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the 400,000 square foot (37,000 m²) steel, brick, and glass structure, and it is a rare example of modern architecture in Washington, D.C. This library was Mies' last building and his only one ever constructed in Washington, D.C. Additionally, it is the only public library ever designed by Mies. Completed in 1972, the building cost $18 million. The building has been plagued by neglect and problems with its HVAC system. DCPL has recently restored lighting on the entire first floor. DCPL has also recently completed elevator and restroom renovations throughout the building. On June 28, 2007 the District of Columbia’s Historic Preservation Review Board designated this building a historic landmark. The designation, which applies to the exterior as well as interior spaces, seeks to preserve Mies' original design while allowing the library necessary flexibility to operate as a contemporary library facility. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. Named in honor of the American civil rights leader, the
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    1 votes
    72
    Newport Public Library

    Newport Public Library

    For the public library in the city of Newport, South Wales see Newport Central Library The Newport Public Library, established in 1869 as “The People’s Library of Newport,” is dedicated to serving the people of Newport and the surrounding communities by “providing opportunities that support lifelong learning, encourage inspiration, imagination and enjoyment, and connect people to each other and to the rest of the world.” Located in historic Newport, Rhode Island, the public library is housed in a spacious, brightly lit building that sits at the bottom of Aquidneck Park, just north of Newport Harbor. The public library offers the community a collection of materials and services, for adults, children and teens that are both current and classic. Library services include:
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    1 votes
    73

    River Forest Public Library

    The River Forest Public Library is located at 735 Lathrop in River Forest, Illinois. The library serves the local community and is also part of the Metropolitan Library System, which connects libraries in the south and west suburbs of Chicago through a shared catalog and other services. The current library building was designed by renowned prairie school architect William Eugene Drummond and was constructed in 1928-1929. An addition was added to the existing structure during the early 1990s. The River Forest Public Library serves a community of about 11,000 and has approximately 9,000 cardholders and 70,000 items. The River Forest Women's Club was the impetus for the establishment of a public library in the community in the late 1890s. In 1898 and 1899 the Woman’s Club worked to establish a tax levy to support the library and to set up elections to select the first library board of trustees. The library first opened up as a storefront in 1903 and was housed in another leased building in 1904. From 1905 through 1929 the library was located at 508 Park Avenue, on land donated by Mr. George Gertz, in a building built by R.C. Spencer, a prairie school architect. The library opened at
    10.00
    1 votes
    74

    Schlesinger Library

    • Library System: Harvard University Library
    The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America is a research library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. According to Nancy F. Cott, the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director, it is "the largest and most significant repository of documents covering women's lives and activities in the United States." The library is named after Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr., a noted history professor at Harvard during the 20th century; and his wife Elizabeth Bancroft Schlesinger, a noted feminist. The library was begun on August 26th, 1943, when the Radcliffe College alumna Maud Wood Park '98, a former suffragist, donated her collection of books, papers, and memorabilia on female reformers to Radcliffe. This grew into a research library called the "Women's Archives", which was renamed in 1965 after Elizabeth Bancroft Schlesinger and her husband Arthur M. Schlesinger, as they were strong supporters of the library's mission. The Schlesinger Library exists to document women's lives and endeavors. Its wealth of resources reveals the wide range of women's activities at home in the United States and abroad from the early 19th century to
    10.00
    1 votes
    75
    Wellcome Library

    Wellcome Library

    The Wellcome Library is founded on the collection formed by Sir Henry Wellcome (1853–1936), whose personal wealth allowed him to create one of the most ambitious collections of the 20th century. Henry Wellcome's interest was the history of medicine in a broad sense and included subjects like alchemy or witchcraft, but also anthropology and ethnography. Since Henry Wellcome’s death in 1936, the Wellcome Trust has been responsible for maintaining the Library's collection and funding its acquisitions. The Library is free and open to the public. Henry Wellcome began collecting books seriously in the late 1890s, using a succession of agents and dealers, and by travelling around the world to gather whatever could be found. Wellcome's first major entry into the market took place at the auction of William Morris's library in 1898, where he was the biggest single purchaser, taking away about a third of the lots. His interests were truly international and the broad coverage of languages and traditions is one of the Library's strengths. Significant collections acquired during this early period included the library of J. F. Payne, medical historian and Librarian of the Royal College of
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    1 votes
    76
    Grant R. Brimhall Library

    Grant R. Brimhall Library

    • Library System: Thousand Oaks Library System
    The Grant R. Brimhall Library serves as the main library for the city of Thousand Oaks, California. It is controlled by the Thousand Oaks Library System, which also controls the Newbury Park Branch Library. The Grant R. Brimhall Building is located on Janss Rd. near State Route 23. There are 59,000 square feet (5,500 m) in the main building and 3,000 square feet (280 m) in the adjacent Special Collections Storage building. It serves Thousand Oaks, including Newbury Park and Westlake Village. It is the largest library in Ventura County, the largest library in the region, and one of the largest in Southern California. The library was originally located on Wilbur Road, across from the where the Janss Marketplace parking structure stands today. Today, the original building has been remodeled and is used as for art work. The Thousand Oaks Library occupied its new building, at 1401 E. Janss Rd. in January 1982, which was later named the Grant R. Brimhall Library in honor of the former City Manager. Before 1982, the library was part of the Ventura County Library Services Agency. In November 1982, the City of Thousand Oaks assumed responsibility for library operations. The Newbury Park
    6.50
    4 votes
    77

    Minneapolis Central Library

    • Library System: Minneapolis Public Library
    Minneapolis Central Library, located at 300 Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, is the largest library of the Hennepin County Library public library system. It bills itself as having "the third largest per capita public library collection of any major city in America with a collection of more than 2.4 million items—including books, DVDs, music, government documents." The 353,000 square foot building with two levels of underground parking was designed by César Pelli and opened on May 20, 2006. It has over 300 free Internet computers for use by the public, a 8,140 square-foot atrium, a 18,560 square-foot "green" roof planted with low-growing ground cover designed to "be sun- and drought-resistant", and a host of energy-efficiency measures. ‎ Minneapolis's original library was a private library called the Minneapolis Athenæum. The first central library or "Minneapolis Public Library" (also known as the main library) was built in 1889 along Tenth Street and Hennepin Avenue about six blocks south of the current building. The library contained an art gallery primarily of work from the collection of library benefactor T. B. Walker. After many decades the library was considered
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    4 votes
    78

    Ulysses Philomathic Library Central Library

    • Library System: Ulysses Philomathic Library
    Ulysses Philomathic Library is a public library in the village of Trumansburg, New York which is located within the town of Ulysses. The town existed at the time the library was founded as a private association in 1811 but the village was not incorporated until 1872. Philomathic means “love of learning”. The library serves the town of 4,775 residents according to the 2000 census. Work began on the current Greek Revival and brick library building in 1991. The library is a member of the Finger Lakes Library System. Approximately 80% of the library funding comes from municipal funding - town, village, county and taxes that are levied but not given by the school district. The director, with the help of the reference librarian and an assistant, oversees the operation of the library. They also have two summer reading program coordinators. Teens hired through the county and town youth programs help them out year round. All other workers volunteer their services at the main desk and assist with shelving, maintenance, programs and special events. The library is chartered as an Association Library and run by a 15 member board of directors that oversees the library director, who in turn
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    4 votes
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    6.50
    4 votes
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    Cherry Hill Public Library

    Cherry Hill Public Library

    • Library System: Cherry Hill Free Public Library
    The Cherry Hill Public Library in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States is an agency of the Township's municipal government. Originally called The Cherry Hill Free Public Library, the word "Free" was dropped from the title in 2003. The current library building was completed in December 2004 to replace a 1966 structure just northeast of the same location. In old aerial images of the area, the double-diamonds with the brown roof structure and grassy lot are the old Library before demolition. The pad to the southwest of the old library was the site of Richman's Ice Cream before its demolition; and this site has become the site of the new Library building. At 72,000 square feet (6,700 m), Cherry Hill's newest library is among the largest municipal libraries in South Jersey. Originally located in a storefront at Ellisburg Circle Shopping Center (at Route 70 and Route 41-Kings Highway), in the current location spanning both the Post Office and Blockbuster Video, the Cherry Hill Free Public Library moved 1/4 mile northeast in 1966 into a building at 1100 Kings Highway North. The then-futuristic building, designed by architect Malcolm Wells, incorporated unusual design elements, including
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    2 votes
    81
    La Crescent Public Library

    La Crescent Public Library

    The La Crescent Public Library is a library in La Crescent, Minnesota. It is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, the SE Minnesota library region.
    8.50
    2 votes
    82
    National Library of Iran

    National Library of Iran

    The National Library of Iran is located in Tehran, Iran, with several branches are scattered throughout the city. Prior to the library's official inauguration in 1937, other libraries existed that performed the same function informally. The first prototype of a national library in Iran was the Library of Dar al-Funun College, established in 1851. In 1899, another library called the "Nation's Library" was inaugurated in Tehran. The present National Library of Iran incorporates many different collections from older libraries, including many rare and valuable manuscripts. The central main branch is located in north central Tehran and is still under its final stages of construction. The new building is specially designed to combine different faculties of the library in a single platform. The library by itself is over 90,000 m, one of the largest library campuses in the Middle East. It encompasses 5 separate halls, each hall dedicated to a different faculty, including Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Science and Science Education, and Health Studies. It took over the publishing of the Iranian National Bibliography (Ketab Shenasi Melli Iran), with annual publications between 1962 and
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    2 votes
    83

    Orange Beach Public Library Central Library

    • Library System: Orange Beach Public Library
    The Orange Beach Public Library is a public library in south Baldwin County, Alabama. The Orange Beach Public Library was established in 1992 and started operations with 3,000 donated books. Marsha Owens was hired as the first director and started in June. Orange Beach Public Library is the first library in the county to be born digital. Foregoing the paper card catalog, the library contracted with The Library Corporation to have an automated library system installed. The library began offering free internet access to the public in 1995 via two personal computers acquired through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and one provided by the Baldwin County Library Cooperative. Orange Beach Public was the first library in Baldwin County to offer internet access to library patrons. In 1999 the library was awarded a Blue Ribbon for Excellence from the Alabama Library Association , the first library in the state to receive this award. In 2002 Bonnie Lee was hired as the second director upon the retirement of Ms. Owens. The Orange Beach Public Library is a technologically-advanced library and in 2003 began offering free wireless internet to the public around the clock, the first library
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    2 votes
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    Wiener Library

    Wiener Library

    The Wiener Library is the world's oldest institution devoted to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. Founded in 1933 as an information bureau that informed Jewish communities and governments worldwide about the persecution of the Jews under the Nazis, it was transformed into a research institute and public access library after the end of World War II. The official name of the institution is the "Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide" and is now situated in Russell Square, London. Alfred Wiener, a German Jew who worked for the Centralverein deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens (Central Association of German Citizens of Jewish Faith), a Jewish civil rights group, spent years documenting the rise of antisemitism. He collected books, photographs, letters, magazines and other materials, including school primers and children's games, recording the spread of Nazi propaganda and its racist doctrines. In 1933, Wiener fled Germany for Amsterdam and then settled in Britain. The collection opened in London on September 1, 1939, the day of the Nazi invasion of Poland. It was known was the Jewish Central Information Office and functioned as a private
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    3 votes
    87

    Canton Township Carnegie Library

    • Library System: Canton Township
    Canton Township Carnegie Library is an historic Carnegie library at 203 North Main Street in Canton, Kansas. The library was built in 1921. It was the last Carnegie library built in the United States built with Carnegie Foundation funding. The library was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
    7.33
    3 votes
    88

    Carnegie Library

    Peabody Township Library, also known under the older name of Peabody Township Carnegie Library, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1987. It is located in the Downtown Historic District of Peabody, Kansas. In 1875, the original library was constructed. The library was useful but too small after a few decades of use. A committee of the Commercial Club, applied for a Carnegie library grant, and by the spring of 1913, the Carnegie Corporation had agreed to a grant of $10,000. The building plan agreed upon will resemble that of the Carnegie library of Galena, Illinois. The original library building was moved to the Peabody City Park, and the new Carnegie library was built on its site. On April 18, 1914, the doors were open to the public. Later, the original library was moved again and became the Peabody Historical Library Museum. Since 2008, two computers have been available for high-speed T1 internet access, and free WiFi access allow patrons to browse the internet. The library is a member of the North Central Kansas Libraries System, which provides an inter-library book loan service between its members.
    7.33
    3 votes
    89

    Carnegie Library

    The Carnegie Library in Dublin, Georgia is a building from 1904. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
    7.33
    3 votes
    90
    Glasgow University Library

    Glasgow University Library

    The University of Glasgow Library is one of the oldest and largest University libraries in Europe. It holds more than 2.5 million books and journals, as well as providing access to an extensive range of electronic resources including over 30,000 electronic journals. The current 12-storey building, openened in 1968, is a prominent landmark in Glasgow's West End, and may be classified as a mid-rise skyscraper and its distinctive outline can be seen from several kilometers around. The first explicit mention of the Library is dated November 1475, when the first donations by the University's Chancellor, Bishop John Laing, were recorded. The Library grew steadily throughout the 18th century due largely to the fact that it was granted legal deposit status between 1709-1836. Legal deposit ceased in 1836 and the Library was granted an annual lump sum which allowed it to develop its collections in line with the University's teaching and research interests. The library of the royal physician to Queen Charlotte, William Hunter, received in 1807, comprised some 10,000 volumes that augmented the library's holdings by fifty percent, and extended their reach well beyond the contemporary
    7.33
    3 votes
    91
    7.33
    3 votes
    92

    Santa Barbara Public Library

    • Library System: Santa Barbara Public Library
    The Santa Barbara Public Library is the second library in Santa Barbara, California. It is the largest element of the library system which serves Santa Barbara County, containing 365,008 volumes. It circulates 1,585,836 items annually to approximately 225,000 residents. The library's current director is Irene Macias. There are branch libraries in Solvang, Goleta, Montecito, Carpinteria, and on the Eastside of Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Public Library System is a member of the Black Gold Library Consortium, which also includes the San Luis Obispo Library System, the Paso Robles Library, the Santa Maria Library, and the Blanchard Library in Santa Paula. The Faulkner Art Gallery, and Faulkner East and West Galleries, are also located within the library building. The library building was designed in 1924 by the architect Carleton Winslow in the Italianate style. It is located in the center of the city of Santa Barbara, between Anacapa and State Streets, opposite to the Santa Barbara County Courthouse building and adjacent to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
    7.33
    3 votes
    93
    Stoneham Public Library

    Stoneham Public Library

    • Library System: Stoneham Public Library
    The Stoneham Public Library is a historic library at Main and Maple Streets in Stoneham, Massachusetts. It was built in 1904 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
    7.33
    3 votes
    94
    Washington Steet Library

    Washington Steet Library

    • Library System: Allegany County Library System
    Located in the historic district of Cumberland, Maryland, the Washington Street Library first opened its doors on June 19, 1934. This Greek Revival style building was constructed between 1849 and 1850, as a larger building for the Allegany County Academy, the first public school in Allegany County which was founded in 1799. A new addition was constructed in 1966, allowing for the expansion of the library collection. Today, the Washington Street Library houses the largest reference collection in the Allegany County Library System, and offers an extensive local history area in the Maryland Room. Free internet access, books on tape, Interlibrary Loan services, and an impressive collection of fiction and non-fiction materials are just a few of the services offered. Children's programs take place weekly.
    7.33
    3 votes
    95
    7.33
    3 votes
    96
    Altadena Library District Central Library

    Altadena Library District Central Library

    • Library System: Altadena Library District
    The Altadena library District is an independent special district that serves the residents of Altadena, California, an unincorporated community north of Pasadena in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County. The district was formed in December 1926 under the provision of Sections 19600-19734 of the California Education Code. The district is supported by property taxes and governed by a locally elected Board of Library Trustees. according to a May, 2005 California State Department of Finance estimate, the District provides library services to a population of approximately 54,876 people. The system includes the main branch located at 600 E. Mariposa St., and the Bob Lucas Memorial Branch Library and Literacy Center located at 2659 Lincoln Avenue. In addition to the board and the staff, the Altadena Library has an active Friends of the Library which conducts an annual book sale and has a permanent store inside the library. The library has many special programs including summer reading programs, adult book clubs, wifi, a career center, the literacy center and a community room. The library was part of the Los Angeles county system from 1903 to 1927, and was housed at the Altadena
    6.25
    4 votes
    97
    Ludington Public Library

    Ludington Public Library

    • Library System: Mason County District Library
    The Ludington Public Library is one of the two 'branches' of the Mason County District Library administrative system. It is located in downtown Ludington, in Mason County in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The other 'branch' is the Scottville Public Library. The Ludington Public Library started with the Ludington Library Association on April 9, 1872. A meeting was announced for those that were interested in organizing a library. At the time there was interest in a public reading room for the attainment of mental improvement. The meeting was held at Ludington Hall over the Pere Marquette Lumber Company store at the southwest corner of Main Street (now Gaylord Avenue) and Ludington Avenue to effect a permanent organization of a library association. Articles of association were filed April 12, 1872. It was brought up then at an official city meeting on the evening of April 24, 1872 at this same location at the Pere Marquette Lumber Company store (later bought by Pierce Manufacturing Company). The organization was perfected and officers were elected in 1872 and 1874. On April 30, 1872 a free reading room opened for a 90 day trial. A few days later a letter was received from James
    6.25
    4 votes
    98
    Portville Free Library Central Library

    Portville Free Library Central Library

    • Library System: Portville Free Library
    Portville Free Library, formerly the Smith Parish House, is a historic library building located at Portville in Cattaraugus County, New York. The original house was built for early Portville settler Smith Parish in 1847 as a two story, three bay dwelling in the Greek Revival style. It was subsequently expanded in the 1860s with a one story, one bay wing. The building became the Portville Free Library in 1909 and expanded in 1915, in 1930, and finally in 1960. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
    6.25
    4 votes
    99
    Smith Memorial Library

    Smith Memorial Library

    • Library System: Smith Memorial Library
    Smith Memorial Library is a member of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System. It is located on Bestor Plaza on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. It offers a wide variety of books, magazines, videos, DVDs, and recordings as well as internet access on seven computers on the second floor as well as an open wireless internet network. The library is open year-round, though with limited hours from September 1 to June 14, during Chautauqua's off-season. The building is a contributing property in the Chautauqua Institution Institution Historic District.
    6.25
    4 votes
    100

    Houston Public Library

    • Library System: Houston Public Library
    The Houston Public Library is a public library in Houston, Minnesota. It is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, the SE Minnesota library region. Monday - Tuesday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday Closed Sat: 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
    5.40
    5 votes
    101
    7.00
    3 votes
    102

    Gaepo Public Library

    Gaepo Public Library (Hangul:개포도서관) is a library in Seoul, South Korea. It is located in Gaepo-dong, Gangnam-gu.
    7.00
    3 votes
    103
    Jonas Avyžius Public Library of Joniškis District Municipality

    Jonas Avyžius Public Library of Joniškis District Municipality

    Jonas Avyžius Public Library of Joniškis District Municipality was founded in 1937 in Joniškis, Lithuania. Valentina Ivanovaitė became the first librarian. At the beginning the Library‘s collection consisted of 600 books placed in two rooms. In 1940 the public library moved into premises near the centre of town. A lot of books were lost and only a few new books have recently been received. During the war, the library was visited mostly by children as the German establishment, which conscripted adults for forced labour in Germany was located in the same building. After the War the library's situation was complicated by the lack of premises, furniture, or skilled employees, but libraries and reading rooms began opening in the villages and rural areas. In 1951 the public library became the district library serving libraries in the district. In 1956 the first librarian having completed higher education in the field, Irena Bernotaitė-Rudokienė, had started as head of the library. The new head started to look for new premises, furniture, to and improve reader services. The library moved six times in that decade. In 1976 all the libraries in the district were connected in a centralized
    7.00
    3 votes
    104
    Castro Valley Library

    Castro Valley Library

    The Castro Valley Library is one of ten branches of the Alameda County Library system serving approximately 60,000 residents in the unincorporated area of Castro Valley, California, United States. The original Castro Valley library was first opened in 1927 on Castro Valley Blvd, in a water tank owned by the Booth family. It later moved to another building, at 20055 Redwood Road, which was designed by architects Wahamaki and Corey. It opened in 1962 with a collection of over 23,000 and a cost of $230,000. The current collection is approximately 100,000. A new replacement library opened on October 31, 2009 at 3600 Norbridge Ave (artist’s rendering below). The new library has been funded by a combination of State Bond (13.9 million) and public support for a total cost of $22,276,464. The Architect for the project is Noll and Tam, Berkeley, CA. The contractor for the new building is W.A. Thomas, Inc., Martinez, CA (Russell Staines, President [Retired 2010]). A groundbreaking ceremony was held April 18, 2008. The new Castro Valley Library includes the following features: The Great Book Pass was held on October 31, 2009. Nearly 2000 community members passed commemorative books from the
    5.20
    5 votes
    105

    Charles E. Young Research Library

    • Library System: UCLA Library
    The Charles E. Young Research Library is one of the largest libraries at UCLA. It is named after the university's former chancellor of 29 years. Unlike the College Library which is geared towards undergraduates, this library is meant mainly for faculty and graduate students who wish to conduct research (and the collections inside the library reflect its research orientation). The library holds resources in the humanities, social sciences, education, public affairs, government information, journals, newspapers, and maps.
    6.00
    4 votes
    106
    National Library of Australia

    National Library of Australia

    The National Library of Australia is the largest reference library of Australia, responsible under the terms of the National Library Act for "maintaining and developing a national collection of library material, including a comprehensive collection of library material relating to Australia and the Australian people." The Library contains a collection totalling 10,416,119 items. The National Library of Australia, while formally established by the passage of the National Library Act, 1960, had been functioning as a National Library rather than strictly a Parliamentary Library, almost since its inception. In 1901 a Commonwealth Parliamentary Library was established to serve the newly formed Federal Parliament of Australia. From its inception the Commonwealth Parliamentary Library was driven to development of a truly national collection. In 1907 the Joint Parliamentary Library Committee under the Chairmanship of the Speaker, Sir Frederick Holder defined the objective of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Library in the following words: The Library Committee is keeping before it the ideal of building up, for the time when Parliament shall be established in the Federal Capital, a great
    6.00
    4 votes
    107
    Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

    Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

    Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is a public library located in Toledo, Ohio. It has the fifth largest collection in the state and has been ranked by the Hennen American Public Library Rating (HALPR) as one of the top libraries in the United States. Dating back to 1838, the library was Ohio's first public library founded using tax money. The main library on Michigan Avenue officially opened on September 5, 1940. The current system was created when the Toledo Public, Lucas County, and Sylvania Public libraries merged. In 2001, the library had a major expansion and restoration, which added 100,000 square feet (9,300 m) to an Art Deco facility. Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is Ohio's fifth largest public library collection, because the main library holds 1.2 million reference materials, including books, DVDs, videos, and CDs. The library uses AuthorityWorks cataloging and uses Federated Search to sort all of this material, which is mostly Ohio and Michigan related. However, it also contains photographs, genealogical resource materials, periodicals, family histories, obituaries, court records, and archives from the Toledo Blade. There is a single floor layout with 750 thousand
    6.00
    4 votes
    108

    Ashland Public Library Central Library

    • Library System: Ashland Public Library
    The Ashland Public Library (Massachusetts) is a public library in Ashland, Massachusetts.In 2005, the library closed for a few months and received a major addition.
    8.00
    2 votes
    109

    Bozeman Public Library

    The Bozeman Public Library is the public library of Bozeman, Montana. The library provides free resources for residents of Gallatin County, Montana. There were several small libraries serving Bozeman beginning with the Young Men's Library Association in 1872, which was housed above a Drug Store on East Main Street. A tax-supported city library opened in 1891 on the second floor of the City Hall and Opera Horse. 1903-1904, the Bozeman Carnegie Library was built on North Bozeman Avenue. That building served as a library until 1980, when a new building was constructed nearby, on East Lamme Street. The current building on East Main Street was made possible after taxpayers passed a four million dollar bond referendum in 2001. With this funding, 14.3 acres that had belonged to the Milwaukee Railroad was purchased, and construction began in April 2005. The new building of the Bozeman Public Library was opened in November 2006 and is notable for its use of "green" architecture. It has 53,000 square feet of space and is the first public building in Montana to have Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver level certification. Some of the "green" architectural features
    8.00
    2 votes
    110
    Central Public Library

    Central Public Library

    Central Public Library (Bengali: কেন্দ্রীয় গণগ্রন্থাগার) of Bangladesh (between 1996 and 2007 it was named Begum Sufia Kamal National Public Library) is the largest public library in Bangladesh. It also houses the Public Library Department which, with 68 public libraries including the Central Public Library in its jurisdiction, is managed by the Directorate of Public Libraries under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs The auditorium (Shawkat Osman Auditorium) of the library is a major venue for cultural events in Dhaka, including the International Short and Independent Film Festival. It also houses the Library Training Institute funded and managed by the Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB). It also has a reprography service, in-house bindery and conservation section. The foundation stone for Dhaka Central Public Library was laid in 1954 with the Registrar of Dhaka University as part-time Librarian. Designated to be the center for the public library system in the then East Pakistan on the basis of the recommendations made by Australian Library consultant Mr. L C Key in 1955, it was opened to the public on March 22, 1958 with a stock of 10,040 books. In 1978 the library moved to
    8.00
    2 votes
    111

    Jay-Niles Memorial Library

    • Library System: Jay-Niles Memorial Library
    The Jay-Niles Memorial Library or Niles Memorial Library is an historic library building located on Maine State Route 4 in North Jay, Maine, USA. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
    8.00
    2 votes
    112
    Luis Ángel Arango Library

    Luis Ángel Arango Library

    Luis Ángel Arango Library, is a public library located in Bogotá, Colombia. It was founded in 1923 as a small library with a few books on economics. It is currently under the administration of the Bank of the Republic. Today, its collection has grown to the point where it has become the country's premier library and it has come to be considered to be the most important public library in Latin America. It has over 1.1 million books and 1900 reading places; it received 6.7 million visitors in 2008. Books and documents on the following subjects can be found: music, geography, social sciences, economics, arts and humanities, the constitution, rare books and manuscripts, science and technology, and Luis López de Mesa newspaper archives. They also provide audio-visual material. In addition, there is a Concert Hall, reprography service, a cafeteria and parking facilities. The Botero Museum is part of the library. The main entrance features an Athena or Minerva statue. There is also a bookstore in the first floor of the library. The bookstore specializes in books about Colombia, scientific magazines, and literature related to Colombia and its values. The library is named after the lawyer
    8.00
    2 votes
    113
    8.00
    2 votes
    114
    8.00
    2 votes
    115
    Phillips Exeter Academy Library

    Phillips Exeter Academy Library

    The Phillips Exeter Academy Library in Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S., with 160,000 volumes on nine levels and a shelf capacity of 250,000 volumes, is the largest secondary school library in the world. It is part of the Phillips Exeter Academy, an independent boarding school. When it became clear in the 1950s that the library had outgrown its existing building, the school initially hired an architect who proposed a traditional design for the new building. Deciding instead to construct a library with a contemporary design, the school gave the commission to Louis Kahn in 1965. In 1997 the library received the Twenty-five Year Award from the American Institute of Architects, an award that recognizes architecture of enduring significance that is given to no more than one building per year. Kahn structured the library in three concentric square rings. The outer ring, which is built of load-bearing brick, includes all four exterior walls and the library carrel spaces immediately inside them. The middle ring, which is built of reinforced concrete, holds the heavy book stacks. The inner ring is a dramatic atrium with enormous circular openings in its walls that reveal several floors of book
    8.00
    2 votes
    116

    Safford City-Graham County Library

    • Library System: Safford City - Graham County Library
    The Safford City-Graham County Library is a public library in Safford, Arizona serving Graham County, Greenlee County and Gila County. It is known locally by the abbreviated Safford Library. It currently has 13,625 active users. The Safford City-Graham County Library is located on 808 S 7th Ave in Safford among a district of governmental buildings, including Safford City Hall and the Graham County Courthouse. Jan Elliott serves as its current director. Under Elliott's supervision, the library's primary focus was shifted to childhood literacy in 2008, partnering with programs such as Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and the online tutoring service Tutor.com. An average of 8,000 people visit the library every month, using its computer services, books, rental movies, audiobooks and special programming. Story times for children 0-5 are held weekly. Its current building, designed in an arrowhead layout, was purchased in 1991 and converted from a furniture store. It can be seen briefly in the background in Albert Brooks' film Lost in America. The library was located in the Oddfellows Home of Arizona, a former sanctuary for orphans and historic attraction, from 1963-1991. The two story
    8.00
    2 votes
    117
    West Concord Public Library

    West Concord Public Library

    The West Concord Public Library is a library in West Concord, Minnesota. It is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, the SE Minnesota library region.
    8.00
    2 votes
    118

    Emma S. Clark Memorial Library Central Library

    • Library System: Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
    Emma S. Clark Memorial Library Public access library located in Setauket (11733), Long Island. Its name comes from the niece of a millionaire confectioner, philanthropist, and Setauket resident Thomas Hodgkins. The library was constructed in 1892, completed October 3. Since then, the library has functioned as a public facility for checking out books, videos, CDs, computer software and DVDs. The library has an extensive map collection. It also offers access to computers with word processors and internet access. The library is certified by the State of New York and is non-profit. In 2000, the building completed a large expansion project, adding on a new children's section and increasing the adult section shelf area, as well as adding extra parking space. External Links Emma S. Clark Homepage
    9.00
    1 votes
    119

    Guro Public Library

    Guro Public Library (Hangul:구로도서관) is a library in Seoul, South Korea. It is located in Guro 5-dong, Guro-gu.
    9.00
    1 votes
    120
    Jefferson Carnegie Library

    Jefferson Carnegie Library

    • Library System: Jefferson Carnegie Library
    The Jefferson Carnegie Library is a library in Jefferson, Texas, built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Built in 1907, it is one of four libraries in Texas, from the original 34, to currently operate as a library. The ladies of the Jefferson Library Association proposed that a restroom be built and that the fees generated by its use pay for library services. Also, a ten-cent tea was planned at the building the library was occupying on Walnut Street, and proceeds were designated for buying a badly needed bookcase for the two hundred volume collection. Both of these ideas did not work, so in 1907, the library association received a grant from Andrew Carnegie for $7,500 to build a library on the condition that the city appropriate a budget for its upkeep. In 2007, the library began a restoration project which was recognized by the Lucille Terry Award.
    9.00
    1 votes
    121
    Lewiston Public Library

    Lewiston Public Library

    • Library System: Lewiston Public Library
    Lewiston Public Library is a historic site at Park and Pine Streets in Lewiston, Maine. The Colonial Revival library building was constructed in 1902 by Coombs & Gibbs. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The original library located in Lewiston City Hall was known as the Manufacturers and Mechanics Library. The library was formed January 26, 1861 and existed until the first Lewiston City Hall burned on January 7th, 1890. The current library still has several volumes that have the Manufacturers and Mechanics library stamps in them. In 1902 Andrew Carnegie donated $60,000 for a new granite building with the understanding that the city would fund staff, books, and materials. Granite was acquired from North Jay and Norridgewock to be used for the construction. The vestibule was modeled after the Greek design with columns 18 feet high and 25 inches in circumference. Woodwork of fine oak is found on the fireplace mantels and oak pillars. The building was significantly renovated in 1996, including moving the main entrance one block to the west. The Marsden Hartley Cultural Center was opened in 2005, and is named for Lewiston’s native son Marsden
    9.00
    1 votes
    122
    6.67
    3 votes
    123

    Carlsbad City Library Central Library

    • Library System: Carlsbad City Library
    The Carlsbad City Library ("Dove Library"), located in Carlsbad, California, opened in 1999 to ease the overcrowding at the city's Georgina Cole Library. It's open seven days a week. The library features a monthly Book Club and sponsors the Magee Park Poets. The 64,000 sq ft (5,900 m). building houses the William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, and Children's Garden. Friends of the Carlsbad Library and the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation support many of the library programs.
    6.67
    3 votes
    124
    Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls

    Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls

    • Library System: Carnegie Free Library - Beaver Falls
    The Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls, also known as Carnegie Free Library, Beaver Falls, was the first public library built in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States. Constructed in 1903, the structure was part of the Carnegie library system created by renowned steel industrialist Andrew Carnegie. As of 2011, the library continues to serve the city of Beaver Falls. In 1971, the Research Center for Beaver County was created, and has had its headquarters located in the library ever since. The Beaver Falls Historical Society also has a small museum located in the basement of the building that explains the history of the area. In 1985, the library was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    6.67
    3 votes
    125
    Hunt Memorial Library

    Hunt Memorial Library

    Hunt Memorial Library is a historic former library in Nashua, New Hampshire. It was built in 1903 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The Nashua Public Library moved to a new building in 1971. The building is now owned by the city and is available for rent for functions.
    6.67
    3 votes
    126

    Lavale Public Library

    • Library System: Allegany County Library System
    The LaVale Public Library is located in LaVale, Maryland. The first public library in LaVale opened on April 18, 1953. The current building opened on September 28, 1975. The LaVale Library is part of the Allegany Country Library System and is the headquarters for the Allegany County Bookmobile. Pam Neder is the Branch Manager.
    6.67
    3 votes
    127
    6.67
    3 votes
    128
    Rushford Public Library

    Rushford Public Library

    • Library System: Rushford Public Library
    The Rushford Public Library is a library in Rushford, Minnesota. It is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, the SE Minnesota library region. Sunday & Monday Closed Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Wednesday & Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    6.67
    3 votes
    129

    The Huntington Library

    The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens (or The Huntington) is an educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington in San Marino, in the San Rafael Hills near Pasadena, California in the United States. In addition to the library, the institution displays an art collection strong in English portraits and French 18th-century furniture in the mansion, and San Marino and botanical gardens that feature sections for the historic cactus collection, the Zen Garden, the Chinese Scholar's Garden and many other specialty gardens. Henry E. Huntington was a nephew and heir of Collis P. Huntington, one of the Big Four railroad tycoons of 19th-century California. After also working with his uncle's railroad, the younger Huntington began collecting art and rare books in 1910 at the age of 60. He divorced his first wife, Mary Alice Prentice in 1910, subsequently married his uncle's widow Arabella, and relocated from San Francisco to San Marino, near Los Angeles. He purchased approximately 1,000 acres from George S. Patton Sr., the father of United States Army General George S. Patton Jr., and developed San Marino. He did not visit Europe until he was 63
    6.67
    3 votes
    130
    Spring Grove Public Library

    Spring Grove Public Library

    The Spring Grove Public Library is a library in Spring Grove, Minnesota. It is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, the SE Minnesota library region. Sunday closed Monday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday closed Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    5.75
    4 votes
    131

    ACT Heritage Library

    The ACT Heritage Library is the 'state' library of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the pre-eminent ACT reference library. The Library is the heritage section of the ACT Library and Information Services and is located on Level 1, Woden Library, Corner Corinna Street and Furzer Street, Phillip ACT. Antoinette Buchanan has been the Manager of the ACT Heritage Library since 2004. The ACT Heritage Library collects, manages and provides access to material relevant to the ACT's documentary heritage. It offers assistance in researching matters relating to the ACT, its history and its development. The collection of books and journals in the ACT Heritage Library focuses on the works published in the ACT, by ACT residents, or about the ACT. Special collections include the ACT Book of the Year collection and a small zine collection. The ACT Heritage Library has a strong collection of local and regional newspapers in microfilm and print, including newspapers from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and a complete run of Canberra Times from the 1920s. The ACT Heritage Library holds 4,000 maps and plans of Canberra and the ACT and plans of some public and private
    7.50
    2 votes
    132
    American Memorial Library

    American Memorial Library

    • Library System: Central and State Library Berlin
    The Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek (English: American Memorial Library) is one of the largest public libraries in Berlin, Germany. It was a donation from the United States after the Berlin Blockade, which took place in 1948/49. The building was designed by American and German architects, including Fritz Bornemann and Willy Kreuer. It was opened on September 17, 1954 and was originally planned to become the Central Library of Berlin. With the construction of the Berlin Wall and the separation of the German capital in 1962, this concept lapsed. On its 50th birthday, the library was honored for having been a symbol of freedom in times of political instability and the divided country. Today, the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek, the Berlin City Library and the Berlin Senate Library form the Berlin Central and Regional Library (German: Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin). The Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek hosts collections of the humanities and social sciences. Special collections that enrich the basic portfolio include “Berolinensien”, old children's books, the Kleist Archive, the Arno Holz Archive, the Willibald Alexis Archive, music of the USA and “Kunst der jungen Generation” (“Young Generation’s
    7.50
    2 votes
    133

    Andover Public Library Central Library

    • Library System: Andover Public Library
    The Andover Public Library built in 1899 is an historic octagonal-shaped library building located at 46 Church Street in Andover, Maine. On January 27, 1981, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
    7.50
    2 votes
    134
    Elting Memorial Library

    Elting Memorial Library

    • Library System: Elting Memorial Library
    The Elting Memorial Library is the public library that serves the residents of the village and town of New Paltz, New York. It is located at 93 Main Street (also NY 32 and 299) in the village's downtown section. It houses a collection of "house books" that detail the history of local historic structures, and gained notoriety in 2007 for a videotaped ghost visit that became the most popular online video about New Paltz. Originally called the New Paltz Free Library, the library was founded by the New Paltz Study Club in 1909, and outgrew its space on lower Main Street by 1919. Resident Philip Lefevre Elting purchased the "Old Elting Homestead" for library use in 1920. The old stone house was originally called the Solomon Eltinge House after its original owner and builder, and was part of the expansion of New Paltz from its original settlement on Huguenot Street. One of the earliest buildings on Main Street, it was erected around the same time as the Village of New Paltz was incorporated, and its location made it convenient for it to become a library in 1920. The original building, considered the "final gasp of stone house architecture" in the area , had new wings added on in 1962 and
    7.50
    2 votes
    135

    Mentor Public Library

    Mentor Public Library is a public library in Lake County, Ohio. It has branches in Mentor and Mentor-on-the-Lake. The library has 59,842 registered patrons and a collection size of 250,000 volumes. Circulation was 957,506 items in 2008 and passed 1,000,000 items in 2009. 1819 Mentor Library Company was formed on February 22, 1819 and was the earliest library association recorded in Lake County. Funds were raised by issuing stock to 64 shareholders at $2.50 per share. The collection, which began with 79 volumes and grew to 194, was housed in private homes. Because books were at a premium, library rules were strict. Shareholders could borrow one book per share for a period of three months. A fine of 12½ cents plus an additional 2 cents per day was charged for overdue books. A dog-eared page cost the borrower 6½ cents. Yankee shrewdness inspired the rule whereby two shareholders who wanted the same book had to bid for it. The highest bidder paid his ante before he could take the book home for the quarter. Unfortunately, by 1859 interest had waned and library activity ceased. 1875 The next phase of the library story began in 1875. On October 5, the Mentor Library Association was
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    Sherman Library and Gardens

    Sherman Library and Gardens

    The Sherman Library and Gardens (2.2 acres) are botanical gardens located at 2647 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, California. They are open to the public every day but major holidays; an admission fee is charged most days. Today's garden began in 1955 when Arnold D. Haskell (1895-1977) bought the Norman's Nursery property. Mr. Haskell named the Library and Gardens after his mentor and benefactor, M. H. Sherman (1853-1932). The gardens include patios and conservatories, seasonal flower beds, and fountains. Collections range from desert plants to tropical vegetation. The Cactus and Succulent Garden includes a California pepper tree. A tropical conservatory features orchids, heliconias, and gingers. The Rose Garden features roses, the Fern Grotto exhibits mature staghorn ferns, the Japanese Garden includes a bo tree, and the Herb Garden shows a variety of herbs, including chocolate and orange-mint, tri-color and society garlic. The Sherman Library is a beautiful place for weddings. Such celebrities as John Wayne, Paula Abdul, Johnny Dingle, and Bill Berry have all considered being married there. The only caveat to having a wedding is you are required to make a "substantial"
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    Peabody Institute Library - Main Library

    • Library System: Peabody Institute Library
    Peabody Institute Library is a historic library on Main Street in Peabody, Massachusetts. The building was constructed in 1853 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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    Temecula Public Library

    The Temecula Public Library, located in Temecula, California, is a member of the Riverside County library system. The 34,000 sq ft (3,200 m²) facility opened December 14, 2006 to supplement the Grace Mellman Community Library services. Friends of the Temecula Libraries serve as volunteers.
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    Columbia Public Library Central Library

    Columbia Public Library Central Library

    • Library System: Daniel Boone Regional Library
    The Columbia Public Library is the public library for the city of Columbia, Missouri. It is the headquarters of the Daniel Boone Regional Library system, which also includes Callaway County Public Library, Southern Boone County Library, and two Bookmobiles. Columbia Public Library is the largest library in the system. The library was established in 1959 on Broadway street just west of downtown. The library was demolished and reconstructed at this same location in 2002. In 2001 it had a circulation of 1,171,641 (82% of the DBRL system). In 2009 Columbia Public Library had 734,719 visitors while the DBRL system had a circulation of 2,110,378.
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    Fresno County Public Library

    • Library System: Fresno County Public Library
    The Fresno County Public Library provides books, ebooks, music, movies, magazines, newspapers, and services through its Central Resource Library and its 34 branches throughout Fresno County, California. The library system is headquartered in Fresno. The library is part of the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS); a cooperative network of 10 public library jurisdictions in the counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera,Mariposa, Merced. and Tulare. The Fresno County Public Library provides free access to library services and materials to enhance the quality of lives and further lifelong learning through books, DVDs, CDs, technology, programs, and services that inform, enlighten and entertain people of all ages. FCPL offers wireless Internet access at 12 of its branches (Cedar-Clinton, Clovis, Central, Fig Garden, Fowler, Gillis, Mendota, Orange Cove, Parlier, Leo Politi, Reedley and Woodward Park). The Fresno County Public Library was founded in 1910 and housed at that time in the Fresno City Library building, which had been constructed in 1904 with a $30,000 donation from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Subsequent gifts provided Carnegie libraries in Selma, Clovis and Sanger
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    Garnet A. Wilson Public Library

    The Garnet A. Wilson Public Library has served the citizens of Pike County, Ohio since 1939, when it was originally founded as the Pike County Free Public Library. From 1939 to 1978, the library was part of Waverly High School. In 1978, the library was moved to to North High Street in Waverly. Finally, in 1985, the Waverly. The location of the main branch was donated by J.B. Wilson. Mr. Wilson requested that the library be known as the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library of Pike County, in honor of his wife. Subsequently, three other branches have opened to fulfill the informational needs in the Beaver, Piketon, and Western areas of Pike County.
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    Harold Washington Library

    Harold Washington Library

    The Harold Washington Library Center is the central library for the Chicago Public Library System. It is named for former Mayor Harold Washington. It is located just south of the Loop 'L', at 400 S. State Street in Chicago. It is a full-service library and ADA compliant. As with all libraries in the Chicago Public Library system, it has free wifi internet service. It is approximately 756,640 square feet (70,294 m). The building was designed by the architectural firm of Hammond, Beeby and Babka, now known as Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge, Inc., winners of a design competition held in 1987 to replace the old central library, which had been housed in the present Chicago Cultural Center. The exterior evokes the design of the Rookery, Auditorium and the Monadnock buildings. The bottom portion is made of large granite blocks. Red brick makes up the majority of the exterior. These two portions draw on the Beaux-Art style. The pediments and most of the west side facing Plymouth Court are glass, steel and aluminum with ornamentation hearkening to the Mannerist style. In 1993, the roof was ornamented with seven large, painted aluminum acroteria designed by Kent Bloomer with owl figures by
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    Mabel Public Library

    Mabel Public Library

    • Library System: Mabel Public Library
    The Mabel Public Library is a public library in Mabel, Minnesota. It is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, the SE Minnesota library region. Monday & Wednesday 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sunday - Closed
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    Mesa Public Library

    Mesa Public Library

    • Library System: Los Alamos County Library System
    Mesa Public Library is the Los Alamos branch of the Los Alamos County library. The library started in 1943 as a subscription library, after the donation of $5 by 70 families living in Los Alamos. In 1945 it became free and open to all. In 1981 the White Rock Branch Library opened in White Rock. In 1994 the library moved into its new building west of Fuller Lodge. The library collection has more than 160,000 items which include books, CDs, videotapes and other.
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    Norman F. Feldheym Central Library

    Norman F. Feldheym Central Library

    • Library System: San Bernardino Public Library
    The Norman F. Feldheym Central Library also known as Central Library, is a large library located in downtown San Bernardino. The Central Library is the flagship of the San Bernardino Public Library system. It opened on September 30, 1985, and is the city's fifth central library building since the first one was operated out of a rented house in 1891. Architects Gregory Villanueva and Oscar Arnoni designed the 64,000-square-foot (5,900 m) $6 million facility, which was named in honor of the late Rabbi Norman F. Feldheym. The library provides a number of cultural enrichment programs for youth and adults in the local community. Partnering with the San Bernardino City Unified School District, the library supports a community Reading Festival for third-graders and their families. The library also sponsors an annual book fair at Cal State San Bernardino, reading clubs, and an "Academy of Public Scholars" critical review club devoted to works of Continental philosophy.
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    Wilsonville Public Library

    • Library System: Wilsonville Public Library
    The Wilsonville Public Library (WPL) is the single-location public library of the city of Wilsonville in the U.S. state of Oregon. Established in 1982, the library moved to its present location near Wilsonville Memorial Park in 1988. WPL is a part of the Library Information Network of Clackamas County and serves a population of about 21,900. The library has approximately 155,000 items in its collection with a total circulation of approximately 515,000. Wilsonville was incorporated in 1969, and in February 1982 dedicated a library. Prior to 1982, library services were provided by the county via a bookmobile. Phila Simmons served as the first librarian of Wilsonville's public library. At that time the library was located on the grounds of the old Wilsonville Grade School on Boones Ferry Road owned by what was then the West Linn School District . Wilsonville residents passed a measure in June 1987 that provided $2,225,000 for the city to build a library building and buy 41.5 acres (16.8 ha) to add to Wilsonville Memorial Park. In December 1987, the city started construction on a new library building to be built on 2 acres (0.81 ha) at the northwest corner of Memorial Park. William L.
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    City of Tea Tree Gully Library

    The City of Tea Tree Gully Library is the public library service of the City of Tea Tree Gully. The library is located in the City of Tea Tree Gully Civic Centre at Modbury (one of the north-eastern suburbs of Adelaide in South Australia), and is a very busy library with over 60,000 members, a collection of more than 130,000 items, and an average of well over 1,000 people visiting daily! Linking Leisure and Learning is the library’s catchphrase, and this is reflected in the range of resources and services offered by the library, which include DVDs, CDs, magazines, assistance with finding information, and resources for researching local and family history. The library also has photocopiers, computers, scanners, printing (black and white) and wireless internet access. The library’s services for children (and their parents!) has grown over the past few years. Regular events include Baby Bounce sessions and Storytime and the library has an active schools outreach program. The library and the City of Tea Tree Gully Council have a very popular school holiday activities program that has a whole range of (mostly) free events, such as internet lock-ins at the library. A toy library
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    East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library

    • Library System: San Jose Public Library
    The East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library is a Carnegie library in San Jose, California, USA. It opened in 1908, and is the last Carnegie library in Santa Clara County still operating as a public library. It is a part of the San José Public Library. Originally the only library in East San Jose, it joined the City of San Jose system when East San Jose was annexed by San Jose. The original building was renovated and added to in 1981. In 1990 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another renovation of the branch, including a 10,000-square-foot (930 m) addition to the original historic structure, was begun on February 14, 2008. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly reopened branch took place at 11:00am on August 29, 2009. The East San Jose Carnegie Library received LEED Silver certification and the 2010 Citation Award as a Distinguished Building in the adaptive re-use/renovation project category by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Library features a family learning center, community room, 21 computers, many family-oriented services and special language materials.
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    Ruidoso Public Library Central Library

    • Library System: Ruidoso Public Library
    Ruidoso Public Library is the library serving Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs, Alto, and greater Lincoln County area in New Mexico, USA. Starting in 1954, the library developed from the Woman's Club small collection of books. It was later housed in the Ruidoso Municipal Building. The first library building was built in 1974 at 501 Sudderth Dr. and is now the Senior Citizens Center. The current library was built in 1998.
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    Eunpyeong Public Library

    Eunpyeong Public Library (Hangul:은평구립도서관) is a library in Seoul, South Korea. It is located in Bulgwang 2-dong, Eunpyeong-gu.
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    Beverly Hills Public Library

    Beverly Hills Public Library

    • Library System: Beverly Hills Public Library
    The Beverly Hills Public Library (abbreviated BHPL) is the public library for the city of Beverly Hills, California, the only public library of the city of Beverly Hills. It is located next to the BHPD headquarters. The library is open to all members of the public and any resident of California qualifies to become a member. On December 23, 1929, the Beverly Hills City Council passed an ordinance creating a Municipal Public Library. The city rented a small space in the E. J. Krause Building, 401 North Canon Dr. A three-member Library Board supervised the library with appropriations from the general fund. By 1930, Beverly Hills' population had reached 17,428. With a collection of 10,288 volumes, 5,152 registered borrowers, and an annual circulation of 100,797, the library outgrew its limited shelving space and needed to move. In 1932, the library was relocated to the North Wing in the new City Hall. In the early 1940s, the number of borrowers once again increased and the collection quadrupled to 43,036. There was an annual circulation of 202,930. This resulted in the expansion of the library to two floors in the city hall. Another change occurred in 1945 when the City Council voted
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    Doe Memorial Library

    Doe Memorial Library

    • Library System: University of California, Berkeley Library System
    The Doe Memorial Library is the main library of the UC Berkeley Library System on the UC Berkeley campus. The library is named after its benefactor, Charles Franklin Doe, who was persuaded by the then President of the University of California, Benjamin Ide Wheeler, in 1904 to bequeath funds for its construction. It is located adjacent to the Bancroft Library. In 1900, Emile Benard won an architectural competition for the design of the library, and the Classical Revival style library was completed in 1911. The Doe Library houses both the Undergraduate and Gardner (Main) Stacks collections. The Gardner Collection, acquiring its namesake from the 15th President of the University of California David P. Gardner, is a four-story underground structure consisting of 52 miles of bookshelves, housing some of the University's most prized collections. The Main Stacks were constructed in 1997 with four large skylights to allow for natural lighting of the underground structure. The Gardner Main Stacks connect the Doe and Moffitt Libraries by means of an underground hallway, this is the only way to enter the Main Stacks after hours. Within the bookshelves of the Gardner Main Stacks one may find
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    Dongjak Public Library

    Dongjak Public Library (Hangul:동작도서관) is a library in Seoul, South Korea. It is located in Noryangjin 2-dong, Dongjak-gu.
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    Mapoahyon Public Library

    Mapoahyon Public Library (Hangul: 마포평생학습관; also known as Mapo Lifelong Learning Center) is a library in Seoul, South Korea. It is located in Ahyeon-dong, Mapo-gu, near the main gate of Hongik University.
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    New York Public Library Main Branch

    New York Public Library Main Branch

    • Library System: New York Public Library
    The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library, more widely known as the Main Branch or simply as "the New York Public Library," is the flagship building in the New York Public Library system and a prominent historic landmark in Midtown Manhattan. The branch, opened in 1911, is one of four research libraries in the library system. It is located on Fifth Avenue at its intersection with 42nd Street. The Library's famous Rose Main Reading Room (Room 315) is a majestic 78 feet (23.8 m) wide and 297 feet (90.5 m) long, with 52-foot (15.8 m) high ceilings. The room is lined with thousands of reference works on open shelves along the floor level and along the balcony, lit by massive windows and grand chandeliers, and furnished with sturdy wood tables, comfortable chairs, and brass lamps. It is also equipped with computers providing access to library collections and the Internet as well as docking facilities for laptops. Readers study books brought to them from the library's closed stacks. There are special rooms named for notable authors and scholars, many of whom have done important research and writing at the Library. But the Library has always been about more than
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    Wadsworth Public Library

    Wadsworth Public Library

    The Wadsworth Ella M. Everhard Public Library, in Wadsworth, Ohio, is an independent library serving the city of Wadsworth, Wadsworth Township and parts of Guilford Township in Medina County, Ohio. The first circulating library in Wadsworth was established by Judge Frederick Brown in 1822, who brought a collection of books with him when he relocated to Ohio from Connecticut. One hundred years later, the Wadsworth Federation of Women's Clubs donated $50 for the establishment of a permanent library. Two hundred books borrowed from the State Library of Ohio were housed in one of the schools. The books were primarily used by students, with the collection being maintained by a committee of the Women's Club. From 1923 until 1925, the library moved from location to location, at one point taking over most of the mayor's office. In 1925, Mrs. Ella M. Everhard paid $17,000 to purchase the Thomas Leiter house. She donated it to the village for use as a public library and a meeting place for Wadsworth's various women's cultural organizations. The Wadsworth Public Library's mission is to be the community's preferred provider of information in a welcoming environment. To that end, the Library
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    Wainuiomata Community Library

    Wainuiomata Community Library

    Wainuiomata Library has a spacious and relaxed atmosphere. All age groups are catered for and there is a wide range of DVDs, videos, CDs and Computer Games suitable for everyone. Pop in and enjoy a cappuccino, browse the latest magazines and relax in the wide screen TV lounge.
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    Washburn Public Library Central Library

    • Library System: Washburn Public Library
    Washburn Public Library is a historic library in Washburn, Wisconsin. It was designed by Henry Wildhagen. It was built in 1904 and added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 1, 1984.
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    Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

    Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

    The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library is one of twenty-five libraries in the Columbia University Library System and is located in Avery Hall on the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia University in the City of New York. It is the largest architecture library in the world. Serving Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the Department of Art History, Avery Library collects books and periodicals in architecture, historic preservation, art history, painting, sculpting, graphic arts, decorative arts, city planning, real estate, and archaeology, as well as archival materials primarily documenting 19th- and 20th-century American architects and architecture. The architectural, fine arts, and archival collections are non-circulating. The Ware Collection, mainly books on urban planning and real estate development, does circulate. Avery Library is named for New York architect Henry Ogden Avery, a friend of William Robert Ware, who was appointed the first professor of architecture at Columbia University in 1881. Soon after Avery's death in 1890, his parents, Samuel Putnam Avery and Mary Ogden Avery, established the library as a memorial to their
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    Bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris

    Bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris

    The Bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris, commonly abbreviated with the acronym BHVP, is a public library specializing in the history of the city of Paris. It has been located, since 1969, in the hôtel d'Angoulême Lamoignon at 24 rue Pavée, in the Marais (4th arrondissement) in Paris. After the destruction of the old city library in the Paris Hôtel de Ville (city hall) by fire in May 1871, it was decided in 1872 to create, pursuant to a bequest by Jules Cousin (1830 - 1899), a library devoted entirely to the history of the capital: the Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. The library brings together documents on the history of Paris and the Île-de-France in a variety of aspects: topographic, historic, social, artistic, literary, etc. It offers for public consultation a collection dating from the 16th century to the present, composed of about a million books and booklets and 21,000 manuscripts, as well as plans, maps, and photographs. It is one of the specialized libraries integrated into the network of Paris municipal libraries, and also sponsors the City's historical research service.
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    Leopold Muller Memorial Library

    Leopold Muller Memorial Library

    The Leopold Muller Memorial Library is housed at Yarnton Manor, the home of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Together with the unrivalled collections of Hebrew and Yiddish manuscripts and printed books in the Bodleian Library its unique collections of books, journals and pamphlets are an irreplaceable resource for scholars, students and visiting fellows.
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    National Library of Spain

    National Library of Spain

    The Biblioteca Nacional de España (National Library of Spain) is a major public library, the largest in Spain. It is located in Madrid, on the Paseo de Recoletos. The library was founded by King Philip V in 1712 as the Palace Public Library (Biblioteca Pública de Palacio). The Royal Letters Patent that he granted, the predecessor of the current legal deposit requirement, made it mandatory for printers to submit a copy of every book printed in Spain to the library. In 1836, the library's status as Crown property was revoked and ownership was transferred to the Ministry of Governance (Ministerio de la Gobernación). At the same time, it was renamed the Biblioteca Nacional. During the 19th century, confiscations, purchases and donations enabled the BN to acquire the majority of the antique and valuable books that it currently holds. On March 16, 1896, the Biblioteca Nacional opened to the public in the same building in which it is currently housed and included a vast Reading Room on the main floor designed to hold 320 readers. In 1931 the Reading Room was reorganised, providing it with a major collection of reference works, and the General Reading Room was created to cater for
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    Swiss Cottage Central Library

    Swiss Cottage Central Library

    • Library System: Camden Libraries
    The Swiss Cottage Central Library is the central library of the public library service in the London Borough of Camden, and is housed in an architectural landmark building designed by Sir Basil Spence. It was first opened in 1964 at 88 Avenue Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3HA. The centre was originally intended to provide a new Civic Centre for what was then the Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead with administration offices and a council chamber planned though with the reorganisation of local government in London in 1964 this masterplan was abandoned and only the central library and adjoining swimming pool were built. John McAslan & Partners completed the on-site remodelling of the Grade II listed Swiss Cottage library, designed by Sir Basil Spence in 1962-64. The project was finished in 2003 and is part of a significant complex that includes Bennetts Associates’ Hampstead Theatre and Farrell’s Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre. The practice was appointed in 2000 following a two-stage selection procedure and developed the proposals in partnership with Camden London Borough Council and a multi-disciplinary design team. The library is at the heart of the Swiss Cottage site’s long-term
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    Aldrich Free Public Library Central Library

    Aldrich Free Public Library Central Library

    • Library System: Aldrich Free Public Library
    Aldrich Free Public Library is a historic library at 299 Main Street in the Moosup section of Plainfield, Connecticut. It was built around 1895 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
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    Dobong Public Library

    Dobong Public Library (Hangul:도봉 도서관) is a library in Seoul, South Korea. It is located in Ssangmun-dong, Dobong-gu.
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    Jeongdok Public Library

    Jeongdok Public Library (Hangul:정독도서관 Hanja:正讀圖書館) is a library in Seoul, South Korea. It is located in Hwa-dong, Jongno-gu, on Bukchongil. On the campus of Jeongdok Public Library is Jongchinbu (Hangul:종친부 Hanja:宗親府), Seoul Tangible Cultural Property number 9. Jongchinbu was constructed in 1433 and is one of three remaining Joseon Dynasty government buildings. The rest were destroyed in the Japanese invasions, occupation, or the Korean War. Until February 1976, Kyunggi High School was located in the campus. The Jeongdok Library opened in January 1977 on the former site of the school. The library is located within 500m of Anguk Station.
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    Whipple Free Library Central Library

    • Library System: Whipple Free Library
    History of the Whipple Free Library The Whipple Free Library was established by one of New Boston's more prominent citizens, J.R. Whipple.  After recovering from a failed Boston grocery venture, he went on to become one of the country's leading hotelmen and a millionaire.  Remnants of the J.R. Whipple Company, which supplied his hotels with farm products, still exist in New Boston, including the Creamery (next to the Apple Barn) and the cement barns, currently being considered for the future site of the library. The fire in 1887 led Whipple to construct Valley Hall, the business block now occupied by Dodge's Store.  A section of the first floor, most recently occupied by the post office, was reserved for the Whipple Free Library and held a collection of about 1800 books, with chairs and a table for those who wished to read and relax.  The library was donated to the town of New Boston in 1913 by Whipple's widow and daughter.  In 1918, the Rogers Memorial Library was given to the town and its collection of 162 books was merged with the Whipple Free Library collection. By 1923 the library was reported to be "a bit crowded for room".  It found its current home, the Wason Memorial Building, a memorial to George A. And Clara L. Wason, in 1927.  By 1963, the library's collection had grown to over 6,000 volumes.  The Hayes-Warren addition was constructed in 1982 and was dedicated to ardent library supports Reg and Beulah Hayes, who started the Friends of the Library, and to Elsie Warren, the library's second librarian, who served for 41 years. Today, the library is more than "a bit crowded for room".  The current collection includes over 18,000 books, 550 audio/visual titles, and 65 periodicals.  Many programs and activities include storytimes, a very busy summer reading program, and book discussions also strain our space.  Many of the books, all of the audio books and videos, the programs, the computers, and fax machine services have been added since 1982.  In 1996 the Library Trustees appointed a building committee who worked with architects to develop a library program to meet expected needs for the next twenty years.  Suggested solutions to current and future space needs include an addition on the current site or a move to the Whipple Cement Barns as part of a community center.
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    Yonkers Public Library

    Yonkers Public Library

    • Library System: Yonkers Public Library
    The Yonkers Public Library in Yonkers, New York, consists of three branch libraries. The main library is the Yonkers Riverfront Library, which overlooks the Hudson River and New Jersey Palisades. Yonkers Riverfront Library is located in one of the former Otis Elevator buildings, and it is across the street from the Yonkers Metro-North train station. The library also consists of the Grinton I. Will branch, which holds the main telephone console and carries the largest volume of patrons on a daily basis, and the Crestwood branch. All three libraries offer a variety of services, including computer and internet access, movie, audio book and CD check-outs, as well as traditional book loans. The library offers free computer classes, from beginner to advanced, and is a source of free public programming all year round, including concerts and movies, classes, homework help, research help and informational workshops. The Yonkers Public Library is a founding member and the largest member of the Westchester Library System (WLS), a consortium of 38 libraries serving the residents of Westchester County. The Yonkers Public Library operates with a budget of $8 million, 105 staff members, and a
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    Alice Springs Public Library

    The Alice Springs Public Library is a free public library service in Australia. While the library provides traditional library services to the community of Alice Springs, it also supplies a unique distance service to the remote people of Central Australia. While officially named the Nevil Shute Memorial Library, the name is little used. The physical library is on the corner of Leichhardt and Gregory Terraces, Alice Springs. However, remote users can also access the library collection via the Online Catalogue. This catalogue provides access to not only the Alice Springs library service, but also the collections of all public libraries in the Northern Territory. Whereas the services of most public library services is tailored for those within a local government area, people living outside of the Alice Springs Town Council boundaries may also become Borrowers. This is a service for residents of out-lying areas who are not able to make regular visits to Alice Springs. These members live more than 100 km from Alice Springs but south of Barrow Creek although the service is also available for those who have their mail delivered via Alice Springs Post Office. Items are delivered by mail
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    Bergen Public Library

    Bergen Public Library

    Bergen Public Library (Norwegian: Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek) is a library building and public library institution in Bergen, Norway. Founded in 1872, it is the second largest public library in Norway. In addition to the main building in Bergen's city centre, Bergen Public Library operates six branch offices, the library service in Bergen's two prisons, and a library bus. In the Middle Ages, Bergen and Trondheim were the main centres of literature in Norway, monasteries and churches containing the majority of books and libraries. St Mary's Church in Bergen possessed a large book collection that was open to the public. In 1766, vicar David Schønfeldt donated a large amount of books and money to the collection, allowing the church to construct a separate building to contain the library. Open two hours a day, this was the predecessor of the current library. In 1876, the church's collection was handed over to Bergen Public Library, where it was kept until the collection was deposited in the University Library of Bergen about a century later. In 1869, university librarian Paul Botten-Hansen put his book collection, consisting of 12,000 volumes, for sale. A newly founded association
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    Bibliotheca Alexandrina

    Bibliotheca Alexandrina

    The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (English: Library of Alexandria; Arabic: مكتبة الإسكندرية‎ Maktabat al-Iskandarīyah, Egyptian Arabic: [mækˈtæb(e)t eskendeˈɾejjæ]) is a major library and cultural center located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. It is both a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, and an attempt to rekindle something of the brilliance that this earlier center of study and erudition represented. The idea of reviving the old library dates back to 1974, when a committee set up by Alexandria University selected a plot of land for its new library, between the campus and the seafront, close to where the ancient library once stood. The notion of recreating the ancient library was soon enthusiastically adopted by other individuals and agencies. One leading supporter of the project was former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak; UNESCO was also quick to embrace the concept of endowing the Mediterranean region with a center of cultural and scientific excellence. An architectural design competition, organized by UNESCO in 1988 to choose a design worthy of the site and its heritage, was won by Snøhetta, a Norwegian
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    Deutsche Bücherei Leipzig

    Deutsche Bücherei Leipzig

    • Library System: German National Library
    The Deutsche Bücherei Leipzig ("German Library of Leipzig") was founded in 1913 to collect all German and foreign language titles published in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is now part of the German National Library (Die Deutsche Bibliothek). Already in 1848, there had been plans for a German National library. After the restauration, they were not pursued any longer, the stock of books already in existence was stored at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg. In 1912, the town of Leipzig, seat of the annual Leipzig Book Fair, the kingdom of Saxony and the "Börsenverein der Deutschen Buchhändler" (society of German book-dealers) agreed to found a German National Library located in Leipzig. Starting January 1, 1913, all publications in the German language were systematically collected (including books from Austria and Switzerland). In the same year, Dr. Gustav Wahl was elected as the first director. The main building of the German Library in Leipzig was built 1914-1916 after plans of the architect Oskar Pusch. The impressive facade is 160 m long and faces the "Deutscher Platz". The building was opened on October 19, 1916, one day after the monument for the Battle of the
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    Everett Public Library

    Everett Public Library

    • Library System: Everett Public Library
    The Everett Public Library (EPL) serves the residents of Everett, Washington. EPL operates a main library at 2702 Hoyt Avenue and the Evergreen branch, at 9512 Evergreen Way. The main library overlooks Puget Sound and the southern end of Whidbey Island. The library has noteworthy artworks, including works by Dudley Pratt, Ransom Patrick, Guy Anderson, Jack Gunter, and Sonja Blomdahl. The library circulates over 900,000 items per year, provides exceptional book and media collections, reference services, on-line resources, in-home library services, and programs for adults, children and families. The library’s staff includes specialists in adult reference, children’s books, local history and career information. The Everett Public Library introduced a bookmobile service in May 1924; the first of its kind in Washington state, and the second in the West. It is also one of the few public library systems in the United States that has two full-time historians on staff, David Dilgard and Melinda Van Wingen. Historian Margaret Riddle retired after 31 years. They have produced one of the most robust digital local history collections ever produced by a public library. The town of Everett had
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    Fulton Public Library

    • Library System: Fulton Public Library
    Fulton Public Library is a historic library building located at Fulton in Oswego County, New York. It is a masonry structure built in 1905-1906 in the Beaux-Arts style. The building is built on a steeply sloped lot and is two stories at street level and four stories behind. It was designed and built with funds provided by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It is one of 3,000 such libraries constructed between 1885 and 1919, and one of 107 in New York State. Carnegie provided $15,000 toward the construction of the Fulton library. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
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    Lithgow Public Library

    • Library System: Lithgow Public Library
    The Lithgow Public Library is the public library of Augusta, Maine. The library is named for Llewellyn Lithgow, an Augusta merchant, who left a $20,000 bequest to the City of Augusta for the purpose of building a public library. The bequest, along with a $9,000 gift from Andrew Carnegie and the sale of subscriptions to local citizens, provided the funds to construct the building. The cornerstone of the library was laid in 1894, and the doors opened to the community in February 1896. The library was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Designed in the Romanesque Renaissance style, the library is constructed of gray Norridgewock granite, blocked symmetrically over the windows and entrance. An arched doorway and medallions featuring the names of admired writers adorn the exterior. The interior lobby and original stack room feature quartered oak pillars and elaborate woodwork. Grand fireplaces on the east and west walls face each other. Stained glass windows depict printers' marks from the 15th and 16th centuries, as well as several scenes from Augusta history. The Reading Room, with its frescoes, stained glass and gold leaf ornamentation, remains much the same as
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    Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library

    Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library

    • Library System: Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library
    Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library is a historic library building located at Watertown in Jefferson County, New York. It was built in 1903 and is a two story, brick, ractangular building faced in marble with a centrally placed octagonal dome. The dome creates a three story octagonal rotunda, which is the principal interior feature. It was erected as a memorial to Watertown's most prominent son, Roswell P. Flower (1835–1899). It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
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    Tulare County Library Central Library

    • Library System: Tulare County Library
    The Visalia Branch Library system serves the residents of Visalia, California, United States. The original library building was vacated and used for storage after the new library was constructed in 1976. In 2008, the WPA building was restored and became the Visalia Children's Library.
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    Hawaii State Library

    Hawaii State Library

    • Library System: Hawaii State Public Library System
    The Hawaiʻi State Library is a historic building in the City & County of Honolulu that serves as the seat of the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System, the only statewide library system and one of the largest in the United States. The Hawaiʻi State Library building is located in downtown Honolulu adjacent to ʻIolani Palace and the Hawaiʻi State Capitol. Originally funded by Andrew Carnegie, the building was designed by architect Henry D. Whitfield. Groundbreaking took place in 1911 and construction was completed in 1913. In 1978, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places, as a contributing property within the Hawaii Capital Historic District. The building holds over 525,000 cataloged books. The entire Hawaiʻi State Public Library System has a collection of over 3 million books. Nearby is the Hawaiʻi State Archives which holds book collections of historical significance to Hawaiʻi. The Edna Allyn Children's Room houses murals by artist Juliette May Fraser depicting Hawaiian legends while the garden courtyard features a mosaic of ocean currents by Hiroki Morinoue. Barbara Hepworth's cast bronze sculptures called Parent I and Young Girl greet visitors at the
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    Northfield Public Library

    Northfield Public Library

    • Library System: Northfield Public Library
    The Northfield Public Library is a public library in Northfield, Minnesota. It is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, of the Southest Minnesota library region. The library operates a bookmobile that is on hiatus until State, City and County funding returns to viable support levels. Monday - Thursday 9:30am – 8:00pm Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm Sunday Closed Resources: public internet computers, reference service in adult and children's areas, Northfield and Rice County history & genealogical collections, extentive early literacy and children's programming, a volunteer Teen Advisory Board and much more!
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    Bodleian Library

    Bodleian Library

    The Bodleian Library ( /ˈbɒdliən/ or /bɒdˈliːən/), the main research library of the University of Oxford, is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library. Known to Oxford scholars as "Bodley" or simply "the Bod", under the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 it is one of six legal deposit libraries for works published in the United Kingdom and under Irish Law it is entitled to request a copy of each book published in the Republic of Ireland. Though University members may borrow some books from dependent libraries (such as the Radcliffe Science Library), the Bodleian operates principally as a reference library and in general documents may not be removed from the reading rooms. The Library occupies a group of five buildings near Broad Street: these range in date from the late medieval Duke Humfrey's Library to the New Bodleian of the 1930s. Since the 19th century a number of underground stores have been built below parts of these. Today, the Bodleian also includes several off-site storage areas as well as many other libraries in central Oxford: Before being granted access to the library, new readers are required to agree to a formal
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    Andrew Bayne Memorial Library

    Andrew Bayne Memorial Library

    • Library System: Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
    The Andrew Bayne Memorial Library is a public library in Bellevue, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States. The library sits on a four-acre (1.6 ha) parcel of land donated to Bellevue borough in 1912 by the daughters of Allegheny County sheriff Andrew Bayne, and houses approximately 14,000 print volumes. The historic building housing the library collection was once the home of Amanda Bayne Balph, the daughter of Andrew Bayne, the namesake of the library. Andrew Bayne was a member of the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention of 1837-1838 and Sheriff of Allegheny County in 1838. His daughters, Amanda Balph and Jane Teece, bequeathed the homestead and 4 acres (16,000 m) surrounding it to Bellevue Borough to be used as a library and park. Amanda's husband, James Madison Balph, was a prominent architect of Allegheny County, and designed and built the Victorian-style home in 1875. There is a marble fireplace in each room of the house, and James Balph's initials are engraved in the glass transom over the front door. Mrs. Balph, widowed in 1899, lived on in the large white house until her death in August 1912, when it became borough property. In May 1914, a library
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    Preston Public Library

    Preston Public Library

    • Library System: Preston Public Library
    The Preston Public Library is a library in Preston, Minnesota. It is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, the Southeast Minnesota library region.
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    State library of Vladimir Korolenko in Kharkov

    Kharkiv State Scientific Library of Vladimir Korolenko (Ukrainian: Kharkhiv'ska derzhavna naukova biblioteka im. V. G. Korolenka) - second by book fund after the Library of Vernadsky in Kiev, Ukraine. There are 12 reading rooms for 524 places. Annually, to library comes up to 70 thousand documents (books, magazines, newspapers, databases and electronic documents on CD-ROM, etc.) An extensive system of reference - HDNB bibliography contains more than 60 directories and files including electronik, bibliography fund computerized database, printed catalogs and consolidated fund made references. Established in 1886 as Kharkiv Public Library. The founders of the library were: A. Ruhr, Professor A. Kirpichnikova, M.F. Sumtsov and others. Library kept on donations and charge readers for using books. In the first year of operation of the library in the three wing of Nicholas Square (now Square. Constitution) readers served by five employees, the fund totaled 1 700 copies of publications. It published "The first public library catalog Kharkiv (H., 1886.-89s.). These directories published in 1913. Each year the library receives 250 thousand units (up to 1917 received 5 thousand). The library
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    Tomah Public Library

    • Library System: Tomah Public Library
    The Tomah Public Library is located in Tomah, Wisconsin. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The library was constructed to serve the City of Tomah and the surrounding area. It is a Carnegie library.
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    Warren Public Library

    Warren Public Library

    • Library System: Warren Public Library
    Warren Public Library is a historic library on Main St. at Bacon Street in Warren, Massachusetts. The library was built in 1889 and added to the National Historic Register in 2000.
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    Thomasville Public Library

    The Thomasville Public Library is located in Thomasville, NC. It is the second largest branch of the Davidson County Public Library system which has served the public for 79 years. Since its inception in October, 1928, the library has grown from one room in the corner of a Thomasville school housing a collection of 200 books to a 19,000 sq ft (1,800 m) independent structure housing more than 70,000 books as well as magazines and journals, non-print materials, public access computers, and meeting rooms that are free for public use (under certain restrictions.) In March 1928, the Davidson County government established a fund of $7,000 for the Lexington and Thomasville branches of the newly established Davidson County Public Library system. The first Thomasville Public Library opened on October 25, 1928. It was located in a room on the west side of the second floor of the Main Street School building. It housed 200 books. Over a few short years, the library outgrew the space given to it at the Main Street School. It moved to two different storefronts in the commercial district of Thomasville between 1928 and 1938. At times throughout that decade the library had to limit checkouts to
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    Waverly Public Library Central Library

    Waverly Public Library Central Library

    • Library System: Waverly Public Library
    The Waverly Public Library, located in Waverly, Iowa, is a public library that serves Waverly and the surrounding counties of Bremer and Butler. As of April 2011, the library contains 66,790 volumes, including over 2,000 DVDs and over 1,000 CDs. The library circulates approximately 166,909 items every year. In 1857, two years before Waverly was incorporated, a committee was organized for the purpose of collecting books for the public’s general use. Ten years later the First Baptist Church housed the collection in their new building. The Waverly Public Free Library was created in 1868, following a lecture series which raised more than $300. This lecture series included programs featuring Clara Barton, Fredrick Douglass, John Heyl Vincent, and Paul Du Chaillu. The money raised was placed in a fund for developing an actual library building. The books were next stored in the Waverly Opera House, and then moved to rooms over Broadie’s Drug Store in 1901. On February 20, 1903, Andrew Carnegie, a wealthy New York philanthropist, awarded Waverly a $10,000 grant to construct a new library building. The new library was dedicated on January 1, 1905, and opened to the public for their use. At
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    Carnegie Library, Runcorn

    Carnegie Library, Runcorn

    The Carnegie Library is located in Egerton Street, Runcorn, Cheshire, England. It has been designated as a Grade II listed building and "possesses special architectural and historic interest within a national context". It was built in 1906 to replace an earlier library with a grant from Andrew Carnegie, and closed in 2012. The first free public library in Runcorn was established in 1882. This was housed in a room in the Town Hall, which was at that time Waterloo House in Waterloo Road. It was opened with great celebration by Sir John Picton, the chairman of the Liverpool Free Library Committee. The demand was so great that within a year two more rooms were required and a reading room was opened. Three years later two additional rooms were opened and in 1889 a lady's reading room was provided. In 1897 further books and a natural history collection were added to the library and it was further expanded the following year. This was still inadequate for the demands being made upon it and it was decided that the only solution would be an entirely new building. An appeal for a grant towards a new building was made to Andrew Carnegie, who had provided grants for many other libraries in the
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    Benton Harbor Public Library

    The Benton Harbor Public Library (BHPL) is a public library located in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The BHPL service area consists of the City of Benton Harbor and Benton Charter Township, Michigan. The library has an extensive reference department; a book collection of approximately 100,000 books; an auditorium for group activities; free notary public service; and offers free wireless internet access via WiFi hotspot. BHPL is a member of the Southwestern Michigan Library Cooperative. BHPL also participates in the statewide MichiCard library card program. The first attempt to start a library in Benton Harbor took place in 1880, when an old Englishman named Alfred Coats decided the city needed a library. He made room for a collection of 200 books in his photographic studio, located above Hopkins' (later Peck's) Drug Store at the corner of Main and Water streets. A sign hung outside his studio proclaiming, "Alfred Coats, Librarian." When Coats moved his studio, the books were moved to the office of well-known Twin Cities physician, H. V. Tutton (founder of Mercy Hospital). According to later newspaper accounts, interested people then decided the library related to schoolchildren, and so
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    Fort Fairfield Public Library Central Library

    • Library System: Fort Fairfield Public Library
    The Fort Fairfield Public Library is an historic public library building located on Main Street in Fort Fairfield, Maine, USA. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
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    J. Erik Jonsson Central Library

    J. Erik Jonsson Central Library

    • Library System: Dallas Public Library
    The J. Erik Jonsson Central Library is the Main Library of the Dallas Public Library system. It is located at 1515 Young Street in the Government District of downtown Dallas, Texas, directly across from Dallas City Hall. The structure was built to replace the Old Dallas Central Library and consists of ten stories—eight above ground and two below—and is designed in the modernist architectural style. The design of the nearby Dallas City Hall inspired the design of the library – its upper floors are oriented away from Young Street while (symmetrically) the upper floors of City Hall are oriented toward Marilla Street (an open area between Young and Marilla Streets separates the two buildings). It was named for J. Erik Jonsson, a founder of Texas Instruments and mayor of Dallas, and long-time sympathetic supporter and patron of the library system. He also led the ten-year drive to raise private funds that allowed the construction of a state-of-the-art main library. During the 2000s the library embarked on a long-range renovation program which will reorganize each floor's layout, update interior finishes, repair maintenance issues and overall create a more inviting experience.
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    Rancho Cucamonga Public Library

    Rancho Cucamonga Public Library

    The Rancho Cucamonga Public Library is a public library in Rancho Cucamonga, California operated by the city of Rancho Cucamonga. It first opened as a city-run library on September 24, 1994. Pror to being taken over by the city, the library was a branch of the San Bernardino County Library system.
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    Grace Mellman Community Library

    • Library System: Riverside County Library System
    The Grace Mellman Community Library ("Temecula County Center Library"), located in Temecula, California, is a member of the Riverside County library system. As a full-service library, it has over 80,000 items, and offers materials, programs, and services for all ages. The library is closed on Sundays and Federal holidays. To reach the children's room, students pass through a "magic tunnel", an experience shared by all First Grade students in the city. After the city experienced tremendous growth, a second library, the Temecula Public Library opened in December 2006. Volunteer services, such as staffing a used bookstore, are provided by the Friends of the Temecula Libraries.
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    Hartford Public Library

    Hartford Public Library’s history spans more than 200 years. It began in 1774 as the Library Company, started by a group of city leaders. The founding members included Jonathan Brace, Jeremiah Wadsworth, Daniel Wadsworth, George Bull, Elisha Colt, Theodore Dwight, George Goodwin, Chauney Goodrich and Thomas Y. Seymour. The Library Company was a subscription company and opened with some 700 books. The Library Company flourished into the early 19th century. It changed its name to the Hartford Library Company in 1799 and met in the Grammar School House, once located where the east end of the Municipal Building (Hartford city hall) is today. Its first librarian was Solomon Porter, a Yale graduate and principal of the Grammar School. In 1838, Hartford resident and the first United States Commissioner of Education Henry Barnard organized lectures and debates for young men and called this association the Hartford Young Men’s Institute. They invited Hartford Library Company subscribers to join with them, offering them lifetime memberships. Library company members agreed and brought to the institute their collection numbering over 3,000 volumes. In 1842, Daniel Wadsworth offered the Young
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    Julia Hull District Library Central Library

    • Library System: Julia Hull District Library
    The public and school library for the community of Stillman Valley, IL, USA Julia Hull District Library
    100 Library Lane
    Stillman Valley, IL 61084
    Voice: 815/645-8611
    Fax: 815/645-1341
    Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
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    Morton Grove Public Library

    Morton Grove Public Library

    The Morton Grove Public Library serves residents and businesses of the village of Morton Grove, Illinois. Morton Grove is located 12 miles (19 km) north of downtown Chicago. The Library is located at 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, IL 60053 and serves a population of 23,270 residents. The mission of the Morton Grove Public Library is to provide a place offering materials, programs, and services to assist the community in its pursuit of personal growth and lifelong learning. The library is a member of the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), a consortium of 1,500 public, private, academic, and school libraries located throughout northern and western Illinois covering an area of 27,000 square miles and one of three Illinois library systems. The library was formerly a member of North Suburban Library System (NSLS). The Morton Grove Public Library was established in 1938 with federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) financial assistance supplementing community action and in response to the educational and cultural needs of a growing community of interested and spirited citizens during the Great Depression years. Beginning with a volunteer staff and 300 books collected
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    Newton Free Library

    Newton Free Library

    • Library System: Newton Free Library
    Newton Free Library, the public library of Newton, Massachusetts, provides an extensive collection of print, non-print, and electronic resources, a comprehensive reference service, and a wide array of educational and cultural programs for people of all ages. Before 1870, several citizen groups organized library societies to serve their neighborhoods, among them the Social Library Society of West Newton, the Adelphian Library and the Newton Centre Library Association. In 1866, one of these groups, the Newton Library Association, purchased land to establish a public library for the residents of Newton. Along with donations from private citizens, construction of the building began in August 1868. Designed by architect Alexander Rice Esty, the Newton Free Library was dedicated on Friday June 17, 1870 and opened to the public July 1 of the same year. It opened with about 7,000 volumes, composed of previous library associations' collections, new purchases, as well as private donations. By 1875, the collection had grown to 11,003 volumes. Today, the collection has grown to about 530,000 items. As the library’s collection and membership grew, the physical space needed to be expanded.
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    Schlow Centre Region Library

    The Schlow Centre Region Library, formerly known as the State College Public Library and the Schlow Memorial Library, serves the State College, Pennsylvania area. A new building opened in 2005, replacing the original, which opened in 1957. The new two-story 38,577-square-foot (3,583.9 m) building cost $10 million to construct. The public facilities include 66 computers. There were about 37,000 card holders, about 5,000 of them were new card holders. According to the 2005 Annual Report, Schlow had about 291,000 visitors and about 592,000 books in circulation.
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    State Library of South Australia

    State Library of South Australia

    • Library System: South Australian Public Libraries Network
    The State Library of South Australia, located on North Terrace, Adelaide, is the official library of the Australian state of South Australia. It is the largest public research library in the state with a collection focus on South Australian information, and general reference material for information and research purposes. It holds the "South Australiana" collection, which documents South Australia from pre-European settlement to the present day. Reference material comes in a wide range of formats from digital and electronic to film, sound recordings, photographic, video and microfiche. Library collections are not for loan and must be used on site. Customers can gain access to a large array of journals, newspapers and other resources from the comfort of their own home by registering for Home Access. The State Library of South Australia: The building now known as the Mortlock Wing was opened on 18 December 1884 as a Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery for the colony of South Australia with 23,000 books and a staff of three. Construction of the building took over 18 years to complete after the initial foundations were laid in 1866. The foundation stone was laid on 7 November 1879
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    Summerville public library

    Summerville public library

    Fourteen women who wanted to enrich the community created the Summerville Public Library in 1932. They formed the Library Club to sponsor a library, found an empty cupboard in the corridor of the Summerville High School, and began collecting books. Eventually the library outgrew the cupboard and moved to an empty classroom. In 1949, John S. Carrier donated a small building to the Library Club. The ladies moved the building closer to the school, lined it with shelves, and moved the books into it. Now the library was more accessible to the public, yet close enough for classes to visit. Once again the library outgrew its home. This time it was moved to the second floor of the Civic Center (the old High School). The library became a part of Pennsylvania’s state library system. A Board of Trustees was named to oversee the business of the library, the word “Public” was added to its name, and the library became eligible for a share in county and state funds. The library added a much needed children’s room, acquired a photocopier, subscribed to McNaughton Plan for current books, and became an active participant in the Jefferson County System. Two of the staff were State Certified through
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    Somerville Public Library

    • Library System: Somerville Public Library
    Somerville Public Library is a public library located at 35 West End Avenue in Somerville, New Jersey. It is centered at the end of Somerville’s downtown Main Street and is in the same building as the town’s Borough Hall. Not only do they offer books, movies, CDs, and periodicals, but they host special events, programs for children and teenagers, lectures, and WiFi access. When the first established public library started to outgrow its structure around 1900, plans were drafted to create a more permanent building for the library. However, since the town began to expand population wise, the majority of the focus began to turn to building churches, businesses, and a hospital. The idea of a larger building for the library would have to be put on hold until the Library’s Board of Trustees could raise enough funds and gather enough support among the town residents. Through the funds collected through the public, the Trustees purchased a property space on Maple Ave. Their idea of the perfect building would have large windows to let in the natural light from the sun and hired George B. Post to accomplish this dream. On April 14, 1902, the Library on Maple Ave opened its doors to the
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    Ames Free Library

    Ames Free Library

    • Library System: Ames Free Library
    The Ames Free Library is a public library designed by noted American architect H. H. Richardson. It is located at 53 Main Street, Easton, Massachusetts, immediately adjacent to another Richardson building, Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. The library was built from 1877 to 1879, although it did not open until 1883. It is generally rectangular, with broad gable projecting from its north end and a rectangular tower rising where the gable meets the main mass. The gable's front facade contains a heavily arched entry on the first floor and a row of five arched windows separated by pairs of short columns above. The facade is light-brown Milford granite laid in random ashlar with reddish-brown Longmeadow brownstone trim. Its roof is red-orange tile. A children's wing (red brick) was added in 1931, eliminating the original lavatory and document room. Within, the library's major rooms, stack wing, hall, and reading room are laid out longitudinally. The reading room's fireplace is primarily by Stanford White, and the stone and bronze medallions of Oliver Ames were designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Media related to Ames Free Library at Wikimedia Commons
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    Cannon Falls Library Central Library

    • Library System: Cannon Falls Library
    The Cannon Falls Library is a public library in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. It is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, the SE Minnesota library region. Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday Noon – 8:00 pm Wednesday Noon – 8:00 pm Thursday Noon – 8:00 pm Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Sunday Closed
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    Salt Lake City Public Library

    Salt Lake City Public Library

    The Salt Lake City Public Library system's main branch building is an architecturally unique structure in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is located at 210 East, 400 South, across from the Salt Lake City and County Building and Washington Square. The Salt Lake City Public Library was originally housed in the Salt Lake City and County Building in 1898. Thanks to a donation of land and money by a John Quackenbos Packard in 1905, a new library was built in downtown Salt Lake City; the building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This library remained in use until it outgrew the building in the early 1960s. The city library was then moved to a new home across from the City and County Building at the intersection of 500 South and 200 East. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on December 28, 1962, and the building was dedicated on October 30, 1964. In 1965, the old library was renovated into the Hansen Planetarium, funded by a donation of $400,000 from Beatrice M. Hansen. On March 7, 1994, a gunman took several hostages in a conference room on the second floor of the old main branch building. The library was evacuated and SWAT teams were called in during a six-hour
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    Tompkins County Public Library

    The Tompkins County Public Library, part of the Finger Lakes Library System, is the public library for Tompkins County, New York, a county which includes Ithaca, New York, where are Ithaca College and Cornell University. The original Ithaca Free Library was a gift from Ezra Cornell, a local farmer, inventor, investor, Republican politician, and the founder of his eponymous university. It is known for the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library Book Sale, a semiannual event which is billed as the third largest event of its type in the United States. The book sale is a major community event for residents of the area and students and faculty of Ithaca College and Cornell University. Some people even camp outside of the warehouse overnight before the first day of the sale. While some of these people are ardent bibliophiles looking to expand their own collections, many of them are used book dealers looking to purchase items at the low prices of the book sale and then resell them with a markup at their own businesses. For this reason, buyers are limited to fifty purchases per visit on the first day of the sale. At the end of the sale, leftover materials are donated to non-profit
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    Utica Public Library

    Utica Public Library

    • Library System: Utica Public Library
    Utica Public Library is a historic library building located in Utica in Oneida County, New York. It is a rectangular five story Neoclassical style structure, constructed of New Haven brick on a limestone foundation. It features a central pedimented pavilion with Corinthian order columns. It was designed in 1903 by Arthur C. Jackson of Carrère and Hastings. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
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    Arlington Heights Memorial Library

    • Library System: Arlington Heights Mem. Lib.
    The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is a public library located in Arlington Heights, Illinois. In 1896 the Arlington Heights Woman's Club decided that a public library was needed and established one in the home of Miss Effie and Miss Lucy Shepard at 310 N. Dunton Avenue (only a few hundred feet from the current location, at 500 N. Dunton Avenue). The library contained only 150 books and was open to the public two days a week. The library was subsequently moved to a room in a school building on St. James Street in 1909 where it remained for eighteen years. The library became an official public library in 1926. The Arlington Heights Woman's Club donated 1,600 volumes and $1,800 to help furnish the new library. In 1952 a 8,000-square-foot (740 m) building was constructed at 112 N. Belmont Avenue solely for the library. It was at this point that the library was dedicated to memory of the service men and women of the community and "Memorial" became a part of its name. Rapid growth of the community would make this building obsolete very quickly and eventually over 4,500 of the library's 58,357 items had to be stored elsewhere. In June 1968 a new building was built at 500 N. Dunton
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    Belding Memorial Library Central Library

    Belding Memorial Library Central Library

    • Library System: Belding Memorial Library
    The Belding Memorial Library is a public library in Ashfield, Massachusetts. "The Ashfield Library Association was formed in 1866, through the influcence of Prof. Charles Eliot Norton and Hon. George William Curtis, summer residents of the town. It absorbed the books formerly belonging to the Second Social Library of Ashfield [est. 1815] ... and these volumes, with liberal donations from the gentlemen above named, formed the nucleus of the library." Around 1911 "Andrew Carnegie ... offered to give $3,000 for a library building, on the usual terms, but there [was] opposition to accepting the offer." The current building was donated in 1913 by silk manufacturer M.M. Belding, a New Yorker. At the time, Belding's gift was considered particularly generous: "The announcement that the little town of Ashfield in Western Massachusetts -- a town once famous for its summer colony of learning and culture ... -- is to be presented with a 30,000-dollar public library by a filially affectionate native of the place, Mr. M.M. Belding of New York, prompts the query whether a little farming community of less than a thousand inhabitants, barely making its rock-ribbed acres yield it a livelihood, will
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    Central Library

    Central Library

    • Library System: Somerville Public Library
    Central Library is a historic library building at 79 Highland Avenue in Somerville, Massachusetts. Noted library architect Edward Lippincott Tilton designed the building, and it is currently part of the Minuteman Library Network. The library was built in 1914 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
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    East Greenbush Community Library Central Library

    • Library System: East Greenbush Community Library
    The East Greenbush Community Library serves a chartered special district, including the town of East Greenbush, New York and portions of the town of Schodack, New York under contract, bringing the total number of patrons to nearly 30,000. The library is also a member of the Upper Hudson Library System, a resource-sharing consortium consisting of the 29 public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer Counties. Located in southern Rensselaer County, New York, off Route 151 (Luther Road), the library shares a 39 acre tract of former farmland with the YMCA and Hawthorne Ridge, a multi-use senior housing complex. The East Greenbush Community Library is a busy, suburban library with holdings of 98,622 items, 26 public computers, four meeting rooms and programming for all ages. In 2011, 228,146 people entered the library. The “Friends of the Library”, made up of a dedicated group of volunteers, runs four lucrative book sales each year, supporting the library’s collection and programming. Originally, library services in East Greenbush were provided by two “association” libraries that opened in the 1940s. The Katherine Wirth Memorial Library was located in the basement of the Clinton Heights
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    East Smithfield Public Library

    The East Smithfield Public Library is a public library in the village of Esmond, Rhode Island in the town of Smithfield. Library services include: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except July and August) The current-day East Smithfield Public Library began as two separate libraries: The Bernon Library and the Esmond Library. Both libraries were originally established by local manufacturing companies, a reflection of Smithfield's industrial past. East Smithfield Public Library today The Bernon Library was founded in the village of Georgiaville in 1872 by the Bernon Manufacturing Company. It closed after about ten years, but was reopened in 1903 through the cooperation of interested citizens and the Manville-Jenckes Company. It eventually moved to the gallery of a former Baptist Church, and in 1919 it moved again to a refurbished grocery store. The Esmond Library was established in 1916, when Esmond Mills contributed space and funding for a library. Esmond Mills closed in 1946 due to labor troubles, and the library closed along with it. Numerous books were destroyed when water pipes burst in the
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    Eldredge Public Library

    Eldredge Public Library

    • Library System: Eldredge Public Library
    Eldredge Public Library is a historic library at 564 Main Street in Chatham, Massachusetts. The library was built in 1896 and added to the National Historic Register in 1992.
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    Houghton Library

    Houghton Library

    • Library System: Harvard University Library
    Houghton Library is the primary repository for rare books and manuscripts at Harvard University. It is part of the Harvard College Library within the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Houghton is located on the south side of Harvard Yard, next to Widener Library. Harvard's first special collections library was the Treasure Room of Widener Library. In March 1938, looking to supply Harvard's most valuable collections with more space and improved storage conditions, Harvard College Librarian Keyes DeWitt Metcalf presented the Harvard Corporation with a set of proposals which would eventually lead to the creation of Houghton Library, Lamont Library, and the New England Deposit Library. Funding for Houghton was raised privately, with the largest portion coming from Arthur A. Houghton Jr., in the form of shares of stock in Corning Glass Works. Construction was largely completed by the fall of 1941, and the library opened on February 28, 1942. Houghton holds collections of papers of Samuel Johnson, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Margaret Fuller, John Keats, Gore Vidal, Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family, Bronson Alcott and his daughter Louisa May Alcott, along with the
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    John Harvard Library

    John Harvard Library is a public lending library on Borough High Street in Southwark, London. The Southwark Local History Library is adjacent. The library bears the name of Southwark clergyman John Harvard (1607-1638), who emigrated to Massachusetts and bequeathed most of his estate, including hundreds of books, to the college now known as Harvard University.
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    Malmö public library

    Malmö City Library (Swedish: Malmö stadsbibliotek) is located in Malmö, Sweden and celebrated its 100 anniversary in December 2005. It has 550 000 different media, about 10 000 DVDs and 33 500 music CDs. In 2006 it became the first library in Sweden to lend video games. Malmö City Library first opened on the 12th December 1905, then in Hotel Tunneln. At that time they had 3096 volumes - books and periodicals. In 1946 it moved to "The Castle" at Regementsgatan. The Castle, as it had come to be known as, was originally built for Malmö Museum, and was designed by the architects John Smedberg and Fredrik Sundbärg who had been inspired by Danish and Southern Swedish renaissance castles. Malmö City Library, as it is today, consists of three buildings. "The Calendar of light" was designed by the Danish architect Henning Larsen and was inaugurated the 31st of May 1997. The Castle was restored and re-inaugurated the 24th of September 1999. These two main buildings are linked by a building called "The Cylinder", where the entrance, an information desk, a return desk and a cafe are located.
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    Mount Prospect Public Library

    The Mount Prospect Public Library is a public library located in Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA, a suburb of Chicago. The mission of the Mount Prospect Public Library is to provide and resources to meet the educational, informational, lifelong recreational needs of the Mount Prospect community. A staff of 171 full- and part-time employees work at the Library, in more than a dozen areas throughout the 101,000-square-foot facility. Currently more than 61,000 patrons are registered cardholders. The collection has approximately 497,000 items on file, with an annual circulation figure of more than one million. The Library strives to be known for a commitment to providing excellent service that meets the community’s needs in a friendly, helpful, and professional manner; a focus on customers’ needs by knowledgeable and approachable staff who provide the personal touch that will exceed customers’ expectations; welcoming and comfortable atmosphere that creates an environment in which people feel free to explore their interests; and a wide range of programs, services, and materials, both print and electronic, that meets the needs of all the people the Library serves. The Library is governed
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    Public Library of Des Moines

    Public Library of Des Moines

    • Library System: Des Moines Public Library
    For current information about the library, see Des Moines Public Library. The Public Library of Des Moines is an historic building in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, United States that was built in 1903. It was individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, and became a contributing property in the Civic Center Historic District in 1988. The building ceased to be a library in 2006 and now houses the Norman E. Borlaug | World Food Prize Hall of Laureates for the World Food Prize. The Des Moines Library Association was formed in 1866 in the basement of a Methodist church. It was supported through private contributions and public charity until 1882 when its services were taken over by the city of Des Moines because of precarious finances. In 1898 the city bought property on the Des Moines River for $35,000. The cornerstone for the library building was laid in 1900 and it was opened in October 1903. In the 1920s the library became the home of the Cumming School of Art. It was the birthplace of the Library Bill of Rights in 1938 when the library was under the direction of Forrest Spaulding. It was meant to fight against “growing intolerance, suppression of free
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    Red Wing Public Library

    Red Wing Public Library

    • Library System: Red Wing Public Library
    The Red Wing Public Library is a library in Red Wing, Minnesota. It is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, the SE Minnesota library region. Monday-Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Thursday-Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm GoogleMap to library Online Library Catalog Southeastern Libraries Cooperating
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    Rossford Public Library

    Rossford Public Library (RPL) is a public library located in Rossford, Ohio and is a member of Northwest Regional Library System (NORWELD) and Oplin. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, in fiscal year 2005 RPL patrons borrowed more than 250,000 items (110,000 Children's Material), made over 69,000 visits to the library and asked over 14,000 reference questions. RPL has a collection of 62503 volumes, circulates 253986 items per year and serves a population of 13894 residents.
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    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    • Library System: New York Public Library
    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a research library of the New York Public Library (NYPL) and an archive repository for information on people of African descent worldwide. Located in the Harlem section of Manhattan, it has, almost from its inception, been an integral part of the Harlem community. The resources of the Center are broken up into five divisions, the Art and Artifacts Division, the Jean Blackwell Hutson General Research and Reference Division, the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division, and the Photographs and Prints Division. In addition to research services, the center hosts readings, discussions, art exhibitions, and theatrical events. It is open to the general public. In 1901, Andrew Carnegie tentatively agreed to donate $5,200,000 (presently, $1,396,800,000) to construct sixty-five branch libraries in New York City, with the requirement that the City provide the land and maintain the buildings once construction was complete. Later in 1901 Carnegie formally signed a contract with the City of New York to transfer his donation to the city to then allow it to justify purchasing the land to house
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    Spring Valley Public Library

    Spring Valley Public Library

    • Library System: Spring Valley Public Library
    The Spring Valley Public Library is a library in Spring Valley, Minnesota. It is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, the SE Minnesota library region.
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    Worcester Public Library

    Worcester Public Library

    • Library System: Worcester Public Library
    Worcester Public Library is a public library in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1859 when local resident John Green donated his personal library to the city for public use. In 2004, the Worcester Library Foundation was established to raise funds and promote the library. In fiscal year 2009, the city of Worcester spent 1.14% ($ 4,817,006) of its budget on the library -- some $26 per person. As of 2012, the Worcester Public Library purchases for its patrons access to databases owned by the following companies:
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    Zeeland Library

    The Zeeland Library (Zeeuwse Bibliotheek), located in Middelburg, the Netherlands, is the official library of the province of Zeeland and is also the official academic library of the Roosevelt Academy.
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