Reading habit is the most natural habit to inculcate.  A good book or reading an informative piece makes the ideal companion; it’s interesting, builds on your patience and allows you to grow in the pool of knowledge without you realizing it. So for that we find libraries build by people in order to enhance and mobilize such healthy activities.

Here I have compiled some of the largest libraries of the world. I hope you will like it.

Library of Congress


Library of congress is in Washington DC, USA. It was founded in 1800. This library stocks over 30 million books. Library of congress was featured in a film National Treasure 2.

National Library of China


National Library of China is in Beijing, China. It was founded in 1909. This library stocks over 22 million books.

Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences is in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was founded in 1714. This library stocks over 20 million books.

National Library of Canada


National Library of Canada is in Ottawa, Canada. It was founded in 1953. This library stocks over 18.8 million books.

German National Library


German National Library is in Frankfurt, Germany. It was founded in 1990. This library stocks over 18.5 million books.

British Library


British Library is in London, England. It was founded in 1753. This library stocks over 16 million books.

Institute for Scientific Information Russian Academy of Sciences


Institute for Scientific Information Russian Academy of Sciences is in Moscow, Russia. It was founded in 1969. This library stocks over 13.5 million books.

Harvard University Library


Harvard University Library is in Cambridge, MA, USA. It was founded in 1638. This library stocks over 13.1 million books.

Vernadsky National Scientific Library of Ukraine


Vernadsky National Scientific Library of Ukraine is in Kiev, Ukraine. It was founded in 1919. This library stocks over 13 million books.

New York Public Library


New York Public Library is in New York City, NY, USA. It was founded in 1895. This library stocks over 11 million books.

Published By Ahsan Mukhtar

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11 Responses to 10 Largest Libraries of the World

  1. TheFamilyMan says:

    It’s an interesting article, and great pics. The figures for the British Library are off, though – the article says it has “over 16 million” books, whereas it actually has over 25 million books, plus parchments, manuscripts, etc.

    The Bodleian Library in Oxford has about 11 million books, and the library dates from the early 14th century.

  2. TheFamilyMan says:

    It’s an interesting article, and great pics. The figures for the British Library are off, though – the article says it has “over 16 million” books, whereas it actually has over 25 million books, plus parchments, manuscripts, etc.

    The Bodleian Library in Oxford has about 11 million books, and the library dates from the early 14th century.

  3. Name says:

    Ever heard of Yale? 12 million volumes. Oxford? About 11. Harvard, has 15 million books.

  4. nsprabaharan says:

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  5. nsprabaharan says:

    this information is very very useful.thank you. pl keep sending like this.

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  7. Test says:

    The picture of Harvard’s “library” is the freshman cafeteria.

  8. Argent Reivich says:

    indeed. + French national Library : 30 millions items created during 14th century (1368)

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  10. Herydictus Fridolin says:

    I wish I could read in the Harvard University Library

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