Permalink - 20 February 2014 
The National Library of China, Beijing

The National Library of China, Beijing


Permalink - 20 February 2014 
The National Library of China, Beijing

The National Library of China, Beijing


Permalink - 20 February 2014 
The National Library of China, Beijing

The National Library of China, Beijing


Permalink - 20 February 2014 
The National Library of China, Beijing

The National Library of China, Beijing


Permalink - 20 February 2014 
The National Library of China (simplified Chinese: 中国国家图书馆; traditional Chinese: 中國國家圖書館; pinyin: Zhōngguó Guójiā Túshūguǎn) or NLC in Beijing is the largest library in Asia, and one of the largest in the world with a collection of over 26.3 million volumes of books by 2007. It holds the largest and among the richest worldwide collections of Chinese literature and historical documents.

The National Library of China (simplified Chinese: 中国国家图书馆; traditional Chinese: 中國國家圖書館; pinyin: Zhōngguó Guójiā Túshūguǎn) or NLC in Beijing is the largest library in Asia, and one of the largest in the world with a collection of over 26.3 million volumes of books by 2007. It holds the largest and among the richest worldwide collections of Chinese literature and historical documents.


Permalink - 17 January 2014 
The National Library of Finland, Helsinki

The National Library of Finland, Helsinki


Permalink - 17 January 2014 
National Library of Finland, Helsinki

National Library of Finland, Helsinki


Permalink - 17 January 2014 
The National Library of Finland, Helsinki

The National Library of Finland, Helsinki


Permalink - 17 January 2014 
The National Library of Finland, Helsinki

The National Library of Finland, Helsinki


Permalink - 17 January 2014 
The National Library of Finland, Helsinki

The National Library of Finland, Helsinki


Permalink - 17 January 2014 
The National Library of Finland (Finnish: Kansalliskirjasto, Swedish: Nationalbiblioteket) is the foremost research library in Finland. 
In addition to being the most important of the libraries of the University of Helsinki, the National Library is responsible for storing the Finnish cultural heritage. By Finnish law, the National Library is entitled to receive copies of all printed matter, as well as audiovisual materials excepting films, produced in Finland or for distribution in Finland. 
The National Library is located in a library complex in the heart of Helsinki, right by Senaatintori square. The oldest part of the complex, designed by Carl Ludvig Engel, dates back to 1844. The newer extension Rotunda dates to 1903. The bulk of the collection is, nonetheless, stored in Kirjaluola (Finnish for Bookcave), a 57,600-cubic-metre (2,030,000 cu ft) underground bunker drilled into solid rock, 18 metres (59 ft) below the library. The library collections, the largest in Finland, comprised about 109 kilometres of shelf space. The collections included a total of some three million books and periodicals. Approximately 7.6 million pages of digitised material were viewed over the web. Some 224 million files were harvested for the Finnish Web Archive, which currently contains a total of 718 million files.

The National Library of Finland (Finnish: Kansalliskirjasto, Swedish: Nationalbiblioteket) is the foremost research library in Finland. 

In addition to being the most important of the libraries of the University of Helsinki, the National Library is responsible for storing the Finnish cultural heritage. By Finnish law, the National Library is entitled to receive copies of all printed matter, as well as audiovisual materials excepting films, produced in Finland or for distribution in Finland. 

The National Library is located in a library complex in the heart of Helsinki, right by Senaatintori square. The oldest part of the complex, designed by Carl Ludvig Engel, dates back to 1844. The newer extension Rotunda dates to 1903. The bulk of the collection is, nonetheless, stored in Kirjaluola (Finnish for Bookcave), a 57,600-cubic-metre (2,030,000 cu ft) underground bunker drilled into solid rock, 18 metres (59 ft) below the library. The library collections, the largest in Finland, comprised about 109 kilometres of shelf space. The collections included a total of some three million books and periodicals. Approximately 7.6 million pages of digitised material were viewed over the web. Some 224 million files were harvested for the Finnish Web Archive, which currently contains a total of 718 million files.


Permalink - 12 March 2013 
Clementium Library, Prague

Clementium Library, Prague


Permalink - 12 March 2013 
Clementium Library, Prague

Clementium Library, Prague


Permalink - 12 March 2013 
Clementium Library, Prague

Clementium Library, Prague


Permalink - 12 March 2013 
The Clementinum (Klementinum in Czech) is a historic complex of buildings in Prague. Until recently the complex hosted the National, University and Technical libraries, the City Library also being located nearby on Mariánské Náměstí. The Technical library and the Municipal library have moved to the Prague National Technical Library at Technická 6 since 2009. It is currently in use as the National Library of the Czech Republic. The Weather station Clementinum, founded by the jesuits, is the oldest weather observation considered unique in the whole Central Europe.
The National Library was founded in 1781 and from 1782 the Clementinum was a legal deposit library. In 1918 the newly-established Czecho-Slovak state took over the library. Since 1990, it has been the National Library. It contains a collection of Mozartiana, material pertaining to Tycho Brahe and Comenius, as well as historic examples of Czech literature.

The Clementinum (Klementinum in Czech) is a historic complex of buildings in Prague. Until recently the complex hosted the National, University and Technical libraries, the City Library also being located nearby on Mariánské Náměstí. The Technical library and the Municipal library have moved to the Prague National Technical Library at Technická 6 since 2009. It is currently in use as the National Library of the Czech Republic. The Weather station Clementinum, founded by the jesuits, is the oldest weather observation considered unique in the whole Central Europe.

The National Library was founded in 1781 and from 1782 the Clementinum was a legal deposit library. In 1918 the newly-established Czecho-Slovak state took over the library. Since 1990, it has been the National Library. It contains a collection of Mozartiana, material pertaining to Tycho Brahe and Comenius, as well as historic examples of Czech literature.