21 April 2021
The 10 most beautiful university libraries in the world
From bat infestations to robot librarians: the world’s 10 loveliest university libraries and all the surprises they have to offer
As the American writer Shelby Foote once said: “A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.”
Though so much information for most people’s studies is now online, you can’t beat the feeling of sanctuary and calm you get from a good library. Whether you use them for research, reading or just to escape the world for a few hours, libraries are an essential part of the university experience.
You shouldn’t pick a university based solely on how it looks (don’t judge a book by its cover!), but it doesn’t hurt if your chosen university’s library is easy on the eye. Below are some (we know there are plenty more!) of the most beautiful university libraries in the world.