Library visits are among my favorite posts to write. I love all kinds of libraries, from small town public libraries to huge university research libraries. 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 for a while I titled those posts “Library Stops.” When I get to walk around inside a library and take interior shots, I titled those posts “Library Visits.” (As of late 2021 I’m no longer using these designations.)
In an effort 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.
- East Haddam
- East Haven
- Glastonbury, East Glastonbury
- Glastonbury, South Glastonbury
- Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library
- Moodus (East Haddam)
- 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
- Old Lyme
- Salisbury, Guest post on Book Bloggers International
- Arlington Heights
- Chicago, Blackstone Branch
- Chicago, Loyola University
- Chillicothe, Old Carnegie Library, 1915
- Chillicothe, New Public Library, 2005)
- Freeport, Featuring 3 libraries
- Hines, Veterans Hospital
- Northampton, Forbes Library
- South Hadley, Chihuly art installation at Williston Memorial Library, Mount Holyoke College
- Beatrice, Old Carnegie Library, 1904
- Beatrice, New Public Library, 1991
- Red Cloud
- Katonah Village Library
- Manhattan Bobst Library NYU
- Manhattan, Greenwich Village: Jefferson Market Library
- Manhattan The Morgan
- Manhattan New York Public Library, Main Branch
- Manhattan The New York Society Library
- Washington, Citizens Library
- Washington, Washington and Jefferson College (2)
- Manchester Center
- Newfane, Moore Free Library
Send me on a mission!
Is there a New England library you’d like me to visit? Let me know! I’ll do my best to make it there and then report back here.
What a great idea! Love it so much, and definitely considering starting one of my own. Even more so, as a librarian-by-day book blogger.
Hello, by the way (I'm here via the Dewey's Readathon signup list.) The best part of the Readathon is getting to know other bookish folks and their blogs.
Thanks for visiting, Elizabeth! I hope you do start a library related feature! I wasn't active on my blog during the readathon this time, but I'm off to check out your blog now.
Hi Chris; I’ve gotten some great information from your blog and I appreciate it. I’d be honored if you checked out our just started YouTube channel; Travel by the Book TV – where we focus on literary travel as well as cool libraries. I think it would be right up your alley. http://www.youtube.com/@travelbythebooktv
Hi Duane, thanks so much for including the link to your channel. I just watched your pilgrimage to Mark Twain’s Elmira, NY and look forward to watching more of your videos. As I said over on YouTube, keep up the great work!
Thanks. I’m sure you’ll see some things that are familiar to you.