Even though the library at the University of British Columbia (where I go to school) has undergone millions of dollars of renovations, I still think of the musty, cramped stacks when I think of having to go to the (former) main library for research books. The old façade of the main library is still used in many movies or tv shows. These libraries always appeal to me – all those old books that may not have been opened or read for decades. . .and perhaps they were read by someone famous/a historical figure!
I came across this book with some truly beautiful libraries from around the world: