The library is the place where the blooms of knowledge sprout. It is considered the center of education and helps preserve the vast collection of encyclopedias or books for the present generations and the generations to come. Following are the top 7 biggest libraries in the world:
Frankfurt’s German National Library
Germany has a history rich in educational progress and academic excellence. Though it is the land of many libraries, Frankfurt’s German National Library is the largest library of not only in Germany, but it is the seventh-largest in the world. It is the house of 18.5 million books. It carries the great heritage of German academia including all publications written on propaganda during the world war and other works of German scholars. Other than books, this library also has reserves of German music records in one of its sections.
Massachusetts’ Harvard University Library
Harvard University is one of the most renowned universities in the world. It has the fourth-largest hoard of books consisting of 13 million books approximately which are divided into 90 different wings of the library.
The foundation of this University was laid by John Harvard, who initially added 400 books to it while this figure rose to many folds in the years that came by after it. It was established in the year 1638, ever since then, this library became the center of great scholarly works and the richest writings of American history.
London’s British Library
London is the city that attracts many of the tourists from some other countries. It also does attract plenty of knowledge seekers from around the globe. It has the great British library that has no parallel in the whole UK. It is currently having 150 million pieces of writing; these figures are expected to increase each year at the rate of 3 million pieces annually. These writings do not only carry British works and manuscripts but also have some scholarly works in tons of other languages of the world.
St. Peters-Burg’s Library Of The Russian Academy Of Sciences
Russia’s second-largest library, St. Petersburg’s library has made it to the top ten list of the largest libraries of the world. It is the sixth-largest in the world. However, the number of books it had initially was 20 million which is now reduced significantly due to the fire incident it had. It is funded by Russian Federation. It carries the writings of famous writers, the research work of great scientists, and their findings.
New York Public Library
New York is the home to another great library which has 11 million books residing in the various wings of its section. This study place allows the general public to get access to the books related to history, unveiling more information. This library does not consist of only one building, but it has many of its branches located in different areas of New York. It is however not funded by Government but runs on funding from some philanthropists and private individuals.
Beijing’s National Library Of China
China has the third largest library in the world, the National Library of China. Even being in the eastern part of the world, China is worthy of all the appraisal for creating and maintaining such an enormous reserve of knowledge. The national library of China is located in Beijing, hoarding all the great compilations of ancient Chinese writings and scripts. It is currently the home of 26.3 million books.
Ottawa’s National Library Of Canada
Canada’s Ottawa National Library was established in 1953 with the aim of preserving and preserving the old heritage of Canada of great text work, documents, pictures, and other pieces of ancient writings. It has the fifth largest collection of books comprising 19 million books. All the books are kept in special safety vaults, and the visitors can only access them with permission or with membership rights.