National Library of Latvia

The National Library of Latvia

The National Library of Latvia (NLL) was founded on 29 August 1919, less than a year after Latvia’s declaration of independence. The NLL is a public universal academic library that serves the intellectual development of the entire nation. It compiles and maintains the national literature collection – all printed matter relating to Latvia, as well … Lire plus

Peterhouse, Cambridge

Peterhouse Library, Cambridge

The libraries at Peterhouse, Cambridge, hold significant collections of western medieval manuscripts, early modern music, and scholarly and literary papers from the seventeenth century onwards. Printed books include 76 incunables and almost two thousand titles from the sixteenth century. Many of these retain their original bindings, including several examples of the work of Cambridge bookbinders … Lire plus

Oslo Cathedral School

Christiania Cathedral School Library, Oslo

The Library of the Cathedral School of Oslo, formerly Christiania, is the oldest library in Norway, established in 1663. The school itself dates to the middle of the 12th century, but a series of devastating fires during the 16th and 17th centuries have left the library without a trace of any earlier holdings. The library … Lire plus

Morgan Library

Morgan Library & Museum

In the heart of New York City, The Morgan Library & Museum began as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors in the United States. As early as 1890 Morgan had begun to assemble a collection of illuminated, literary, and historical manuscripts, early printed books, and … Lire plus

Merton College

Merton College, Oxford

The library building in Merton’s Mob Quadrangle dates from 1378 and is the oldest academic library in the UK with an unbroken history. Its harmonious appearance has developed over more than six centuries of history.  Daylight still enters from the earliest stained glass to survive from any English library.  The Tudor roses and heraldic animals … Lire plus

KU Leuven Tabularium

KU Leuven

The KU Leuven Libraries is a knowledge centre providing scientific information for students and researchers. In this support for research and education, it develops a wide range of services. The library heritage is mainly kept in the Special Collections department and the Maurits Sabby Library. Special Collections is most known for its elaborate reference library … Lire plus

George Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins University

The Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University (founded 1876) encompass three historically discrete rare book and manuscript library collections: Special Collections in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, the George Peabody Library, and the John Work Garrett Library. Special Collections in the Eisenhower Library are primarily of a consolidation of rare books formerly held within the … Lire plus

The State and University Library of Bremen

The State and University Library of Bremen

The State and University Library of Bremen (SuUB) is the city’s largest and oldest academic library. As the designated central library of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, the SuUB supplies literature to universities and colleges across Bremen and Bremerhaven, while also acting as the state library. Centrally located on the university campus, the SuUB … Lire plus

Antwerp EHC library

Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, Antwerp

The Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, situated in the heart of Antwerp, has been collecting books for over five centuries. Its focus is on the Antwerp, Dutch literature and the history of the Low Countries, but many other topics are covered by its 1,5 million items – from novels to newspapers, from incunabula to comic books. … Lire plus

Grolier Club photo

The Grolier Club Library

Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club is America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles. The Club has fostered interest in the book arts for over 130 years, through exhibitions, publications, lectures, and—perhaps most importantly—through the formation of a research Library devoted to the arts of the book. The Library was established to collect, preserve, and … Lire plus