I love all kinds of libraries — from a small-town public library to a huge university library. I thought it would be fun and possibly of interest to fellow library lovers to post pictures of libraries I encounter on my travels.
Sometimes libraries are closed when I stumble upon them and I’ve started titling those posts “Library Stops.” When I get to walk around inside a library and take interior shots, I title those posts “Library Visits.”
In my efforts to not bother people or post photos in which patrons are easily identifiable, I’m often unable to take pictures of the entire interior of a library because — hurrah! — libraries are usually busy places. As a result, these posts are not comprehensive library tours. If you should notice yourself in a photo and want me to blur your image, just let me know.
This list is organized by state and then by town or city.
- New Haven, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- New Haven, The Institute Library (guest post on The Emerald City Book Review)
- New London
- Norwich (old Otis Library, 1850)
- Salisbury (guest post on Book Bloggers International)
- Arlington Heights
- Chicago (Blackstone)
- Chillicothe (old Carnegie, 1915)
- Chillicothe (new public, 2005)
- Freeport (Featuring 3 libraries)
- Hines (Veterans Hospital)
- Greenwich Village: Jefferson Market Library
- Katonah Village Library
- Manhattan Bobst Library NYU
- Manhattan The Morgan
- Manhattan New York City Main Branch
- Manhattan The New York Society Library