Tag Archives: libraries

Funny Librarians

13 Jun

These videos about libraries tickled me. The two here were my favorite but there are several more listed at electricliterature.com.

The New York State Reading Association’s ode to libraries will have you singing, “Here’s a book now, so read it maybe.”
Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library’s shot-by-shot riff of the popular Old Spice ads.
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Usse Castle Library

3 Mar

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Libraries are Vital

2 Mar

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Austrian National Library, Vienna

7 Jan

A secret door in a library? I wonder what is behind it.

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Converted Barn

4 Nov

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The State Library of South Australia

28 Oct

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The State Library of South Australia has the largest collection dating from pre-European times in its South Australiana collection. This collection is mostly contained within the Mortlock Wing, the oldest and most gorgeous part of the library. Opened in 1884, the building originally held 23,000 books. Since then, the collection has expanded and two massive buildings had to be added to the library, although the Mortlock Wing remains the most beautiful.

 

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Images courtesy of Flickr users OZinOH and gracias!

Interesting…library

9 Jun

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The Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Brazil

8 Jun

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Images courtesy of Luciano Joaquim’s and Sebastian R.’s Flickr streams.

The Real Gabinete Português de Leitura in Rio de Janeiro holds more Portuguese works than anywhere else outside of Portugal, including a number of rare titles. Completed in 1887, the building’s design is based on the Gothic-renaissance style that was popular at the time of the Portuguese colonization of Brazil. Inside the library are both a stunning chandelier and a gorgeous iron skylight that was the first of its kind in the country.

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Melk Monastery Library, Austria

7 Jun

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The Baroque-styled abbey and the library within were completed in 1736 based on designs by Jakob Prandtauer. The library includes a world-famous collection of musical manuscripts and features stunning frescoes by artist Paul Troger..

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Library-hotel in Tokyo

25 Apr

Perfect, except I think I’d be reading all night because those mattresses don’t look too comfortable.

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