Permalink - 17 September 2014 
The University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain

The University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain


Permalink - 17 September 2014 
The University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain

The University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain


Permalink - 17 September 2014 
The University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain

The University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain


Permalink - 17 September 2014 
The University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain

The University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain


Permalink - 17 September 2014 
The University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain

The University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain


Permalink - 17 September 2014 
The University of Salamanca (Spanish: Universidad de Salamanca) is a Spanish higher education institution, located in the town of Salamanca, west of Madrid, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218. It is the oldest founded university in Spain and the third oldest European university in continuous operations. The formal title of “University” was granted by King Alfonso X in 1254 and recognized by Pope Alexander IV in 1255.
The library is the oldest library in Spain and dates from 1254. It was founded by Alfonso X el Sabio. The present library building was constructed in the 16th century by the architect Manuel de Larra Churriguera, who was the nephew of Alberto de Curriguera, the architect of the Plaza Mayor. This library has 485 books published before 1500. Today the library has 63,000 books that were published between the 16th century and 1830. The University Library holds in total roughly 906,000 volumes.

The University of Salamanca (Spanish: Universidad de Salamanca) is a Spanish higher education institution, located in the town of Salamanca, west of Madrid, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218. It is the oldest founded university in Spain and the third oldest European university in continuous operations. The formal title of “University” was granted by King Alfonso X in 1254 and recognized by Pope Alexander IV in 1255.

The library is the oldest library in Spain and dates from 1254. It was founded by Alfonso X el Sabio. The present library building was constructed in the 16th century by the architect Manuel de Larra Churriguera, who was the nephew of Alberto de Curriguera, the architect of the Plaza Mayor. This library has 485 books published before 1500. Today the library has 63,000 books that were published between the 16th century and 1830. The University Library holds in total roughly 906,000 volumes.


Permalink - 6 September 2014 
The Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.

The Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.


Permalink - 6 September 2014 
The Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.

The Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.


Permalink - 6 September 2014 
The Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.

The Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.


Permalink - 6 September 2014 
The Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. 

The Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. 


Permalink - 6 September 2014 
The Biblioteca Palafoxiana is a library in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. Founded in 1646, it was the first public library in colonial Mexico, and is sometimes considered the first in the Americas. It has more than 41,000 books and manuscripts, ranging from the 15th to the 20th century. In 2005, it was listed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.
The Biblioteca Palafoxiana owes its name and foundation to Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, bishop of Puebla. He was a lover of books, and is quoted as having said,

He who succeeds without books is in an inconsolable darkness, on a mountain without company, on a path without a crosier, in darkness without a guide.
The library was finished in 1773, consisting of a 43-meter-long vaulted hall on the Colegio’s second floor. Two levels of bookshelves were built, and a retablo of the Madonna of Trapani by Nino Pisano was acquired. By the mid-19th century, the size of the collection necessitated a third level of bookshelves.

Two earthquakes in 1999 caused damage to the building and shelves, leading to a restoration program in 2001

The Biblioteca Palafoxiana is a library in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. Founded in 1646, it was the first public library in colonial Mexico, and is sometimes considered the first in the Americas. It has more than 41,000 books and manuscripts, ranging from the 15th to the 20th century. In 2005, it was listed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.

The Biblioteca Palafoxiana owes its name and foundation to Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, bishop of Puebla. He was a lover of books, and is quoted as having said,

He who succeeds without books is in an inconsolable darkness, on a mountain without company, on a path without a crosier, in darkness without a guide.

The library was finished in 1773, consisting of a 43-meter-long vaulted hall on the Colegio’s second floor. Two levels of bookshelves were built, and a retablo of the Madonna of Trapani by Nino Pisano was acquired. By the mid-19th century, the size of the collection necessitated a third level of bookshelves.

Two earthquakes in 1999 caused damage to the building and shelves, leading to a restoration program in 2001


Permalink - 20 August 2014 
Library of the Saint Francis Monastery in Lima, Peru

Library of the Saint Francis Monastery in Lima, Peru


Permalink - 20 August 2014 
Library of the Saint Francis Monastery in Lima, Peru

Library of the Saint Francis Monastery in Lima, Peru


Permalink - 20 August 2014 
Library of the Saint Francis Monastery in Lima, Peru

Library of the Saint Francis Monastery in Lima, Peru


Permalink - 20 August 2014 
Library of the Saint Francis Monastery in Lima, Peru

Library of the Saint Francis Monastery in Lima, Peru