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The Biblioteca Nacional de Chile

The Biblioteca Nacional de Chile


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The Biblioteca Nacional de Chile

The Biblioteca Nacional de Chile


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The Biblioteca Nacional de Chile

The Biblioteca Nacional de Chile


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The Biblioteca Nacional de Chile

The Biblioteca Nacional de Chile


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The Biblioteca Nacional de Chile is the national library of Chile. It is located on the Avenida Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins in Santiago, in a building completed in 1925, though its history reaches to the early nineteenth century before it was relocated to its current home.
The Biblioteca Nacional has an extensive and valuable collection of books and manuscripts. Several of these were acquired from or donated by their owners, making up an important national historical treasure.

The Biblioteca Nacional de Chile is the national library of Chile. It is located on the Avenida Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins in Santiago, in a building completed in 1925, though its history reaches to the early nineteenth century before it was relocated to its current home.

The Biblioteca Nacional has an extensive and valuable collection of books and manuscripts. Several of these were acquired from or donated by their owners, making up an important national historical treasure.


Permalink - 8 October 2014 
Sainte-Geneviève Library Reading Room, Paris, France

Sainte-Geneviève Library Reading Room, Paris, France


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Sainte-Geneviève Library Reading Room, Paris, France

Sainte-Geneviève Library Reading Room, Paris, France


Permalink - 8 October 2014 
Sainte-Geneviève Library Reading Room, Paris, France

Sainte-Geneviève Library Reading Room, Paris, France


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Sainte-Geneviève Library, Paris, France

Sainte-Geneviève Library, Paris, France


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Sainte-Geneviève Library, Paris, France

Sainte-Geneviève Library, Paris, France


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Sainte-Geneviève Library, Paris, France

Sainte-Geneviève Library, Paris, France


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Sainte-Geneviève Library, Paris, France

Sainte-Geneviève Library, Paris, France


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Sainte-Geneviève Library (French: Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) is a public and university library in Paris, which inherited the collection of the Abbey of St Genevieve. The library contains around 2 million documents. Between 1838 and 1850, a building for the Sainte-Geneviève Library was designed and constructed under the direction of the architect Henri Labrouste. The glass and iron reading room has been described as “magisterial” and the building itself as a seminal work in the creation of the modern library as “a temple of knowledge and space for contemplation”. The names of 810 illustrious scholars are inscribed on the building’s facade. Labrouste’s structure stands at the Sainte-Genevieve hill, across the street from the Panthéon in the Latin Quarter. When developing his design, Labrouste may have added the leafy garland band above the windows on the first level exterior nearly identical to the band on the Pantheon as a gesture of respect to its neighboring monument.

Sainte-Geneviève Library (French: Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) is a public and university library in Paris, which inherited the collection of the Abbey of St Genevieve. The library contains around 2 million documents. Between 1838 and 1850, a building for the Sainte-Geneviève Library was designed and constructed under the direction of the architect Henri Labrouste. The glass and iron reading room has been described as “magisterial” and the building itself as a seminal work in the creation of the modern library as “a temple of knowledge and space for contemplation”. The names of 810 illustrious scholars are inscribed on the building’s facade. Labrouste’s structure stands at the Sainte-Genevieve hill, across the street from the Panthéon in the Latin Quarter. When developing his design, Labrouste may have added the leafy garland band above the windows on the first level exterior nearly identical to the band on the Pantheon as a gesture of respect to its neighboring monument.


Permalink - 1 October 2014 
Copenhagen University Library (Københavns Universitetsbibliotek) in Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen University Library (Københavns Universitetsbibliotek) in Copenhagen, Denmark


Permalink - 1 October 2014 
Copenhagen University Library (Københavns Universitetsbibliotek) in Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen University Library (Københavns Universitetsbibliotek) in Copenhagen, Denmark