Portugal. Almost beauty and the beast!!! Almost.

The University of Coimbra General Library (Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra), Coimbra, Portugal.

"I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me."--Roger Zelazny, Nine Princes in Amber. (Photo: The Library of Abbey of St Gall in St Gallen, Switzerland. Built in 1763.  Photography by: Will Pryce)

Abbey of St Gall Library, in St Gallen, Switzerland Above the entrance to St Gallen Abbey Library, one of the oldest of its kind, is a Greek inscription which translates into English as "pharmacy of the soul".

Austrian National Library, Vienna, Austria

Austrian National Library - Vienna, Austria The Austrian National Library, is, with million items in its collections, the largest library in Austria. It is located in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna.

Bibliothèque nationale de France ~~ I think this translates National Library of France

‘The Oval Room’, Reading Room of The National Library of France, Paris, 2008

Linderman Library, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Opened in 1878, the Linderman Library was designed by Philadelphia architect Addison Hutton, who modeled the Venetian architecture after the British Museum in London.

Linderman Library, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Opened in the Linderman Library was designed by Philadelphia architect Addison Hutton, who modeled the Venetian architecture after the British Museum in London. <<<< make it darker. Less light

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