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 - 8 January 2014 
Bangalore City Central Library in the Seshadri Iyer Memorial, Cubbon Park, Bangalore, India

Bangalore City Central Library in the Seshadri Iyer Memorial, Cubbon Park, Bangalore, India


Permalink - 8 January 2014 
Bangalore City Central Library in the Seshadri Iyer Memorial, Cubbon Park, Bangalore, India

Bangalore City Central Library in the Seshadri Iyer Memorial, Cubbon Park, Bangalore, India


Permalink - 8 January 2014 
Bangalore City Central Library in the Seshadri Iyer Memorial, Cubbon Park, Bangalore, India

Bangalore City Central Library in the Seshadri Iyer Memorial, Cubbon Park, Bangalore, India


Permalink - 8 January 2014 
Bangalore City Central Library in the Seshadri Iyer Memorial, Cubbon Park, Bangalore, India

Bangalore City Central Library in the Seshadri Iyer Memorial, Cubbon Park, Bangalore, India


Permalink - 8 January 2014 
Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall, built in 1915 AD in a classic European style with Tuscan and Corinthian columns, in honour of Sir K.Seshadri Iyer who was Dewan of Mysore State from 1883 to 1901, is an impressive red building with gables. The memorial building is ensconced in the middle of the park, framed by the greenery of the park and with a beautiful frontage of the rose garden. It houses the Seshadri Memorial library. The Library has an area of 300 km² and functions as the Apex of the Karnataka Public Libraries system, which is governed by State Library Authority. The library has presently a collection of 2.65 lakh (265.000) books and also an extensive Braille section.

Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall, built in 1915 AD in a classic European style with Tuscan and Corinthian columns, in honour of Sir K.Seshadri Iyer who was Dewan of Mysore State from 1883 to 1901, is an impressive red building with gables. The memorial building is ensconced in the middle of the park, framed by the greenery of the park and with a beautiful frontage of the rose garden. It houses the Seshadri Memorial library. The Library has an area of 300 km² and functions as the Apex of the Karnataka Public Libraries system, which is governed by State Library Authority. The library has presently a collection of 2.65 lakh (265.000) books and also an extensive Braille section.


Permalink - 18 April 2013 
De Boekenberg (The Book Mountain) Spijkenisse, The Netherlands.

De Boekenberg (The Book Mountain) Spijkenisse, The Netherlands.


Permalink - 18 April 2013 
De Boekenberg (The Book Mountain) Spijkenisse, The Netherlands.

De Boekenberg (The Book Mountain) Spijkenisse, The Netherlands.


Permalink - 18 April 2013 
De Boekenberg (The Book Mountain) Spijkenisse, The Netherlands.

De Boekenberg (The Book Mountain) Spijkenisse, The Netherlands.


Permalink - 18 April 2013 
De Boekenberg (The Book Mountain) is a recently opened public library in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands. It’s name is derived from the piramid-like architecture resembling a mountain of books.

De Boekenberg (The Book Mountain) is a recently opened public library in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands. It’s name is derived from the piramid-like architecture resembling a mountain of books.


Permalink - 15 December 2012 
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library