Thursday, March 29, 2012

Libraries

Some folk think Libraries are on the way out. True, some local libraries are having a hard time, but looking around I found some interesting round libraries which are irreplaceable.
Canadian Parliament Library, Ottawa

Nice small round library
Bodleian Library Oxford
The one belonging to the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa built in the 19th Century has about 600,000 books and 300 employees. Then there is the famous Bodleian in Oxford. It is amazing how many round libraries there are in the world. The British Museum's Reading Room in London is round too. I think the one in Ottawa was based on its round design....

 I suppose it is easier to browse in a circle....?

Here are a few Google images of libraries.

5 comments:

H said...

Manchester Central Library is round :)

Filip Demuinck said...
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Filip Demuinck said...

Very good pictures from the library, we have also been there and liked it.

http://filipdemuinck-kristelpardon.blogspot.com/2010/07/parliament-hill-ottawa.html

Greetings,
Filip

Alan Burnett said...

The Canadian Parliament Library is a magnificent building. For a different take on circular book storage see : https://www.evernote.com/shard/s57/sh/d5a83abe-74dd-4b24-95b7-fe9a06a2dc4e/fade87c7a08f6f3802b0bc10016f1e73

Michael and Hanne said...

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