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Kaiser Library (Nepal's Dream Library) Has Been Partially Destroyed

Since 1895, Kathmandu has had a library so fantastical that its outdoor area is called the Garden of Dreams. “I can only describe this incredible place as a living Wes Anderson tribute to Orientalism,” … 131 more words


Zzz Zone - Manchester University installs futuristic sleeping pods at library so students can catch up on sleep

Sleepy students in need of a power nap can get their heads down in a new sleeping pod just yards away from Manchester University library. All students love a power nap but this futuristic chair takes afternoon snoozing to a whole new level. 125 more words


'Improbable Libraries' Beautifully Depicts The Fun Side Of #Libraries

There’s just something about a library — its well-thumbed, plastic-sheathed bestsellers and dusty shelves of obscure treasures, all just waiting to be picked up and enjoyed by you. 169 more words


Libraries in pop culture: The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges

Originally published in Spanish in 1941, The Library of Babel  was part of  Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges’ book of stories El Jardín de senderos que se bifurcan… 265 more words

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How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records @catjohnson

Facing declining visitors and uncertainty about what to do about it, library administrators in the new town of Almere in the Netherlands did something extraordinary. They redesigned their libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users and, in 2010, opened the… 210 more words


6 Buildings That Are Redefining The Library

THE LIBRARY AS A COMMUNITY GARDEN, A PUBLIC LIVING ROOM, AND MORE INNOVATIVE IDEAS FROM THE AIA/ALA LIBRARY BUILDING AWARDS. As the world becomes ever more digital, the role of libraries is changing. 188 more words