25 Most Beautiful College Libraries


Bapst Library - Boston College

Your dorm room can get cramped.  Plus, it might be hard to concentrate when your theater major roommate is practicing his monologue for the Glengarry Glen Ross audition, so why not study in your college library?

Chances are you’ve got a beautiful one just a couple minutes away.

Here are the top 25 most beautiful college libraries according to CampusGrotto:
1. Bapst Library, Boston College
2. William W. Cook Legal Research Library, University of Michigan
3. Suzzallo Library, University of Washington
4. Butler Library, Columbia University
5. Fisher Fine Arts Library, Penn
6. Chancellor Green Library, Princeton
7. Doe Library, UC Berkeley
8. Harper Library, University of Chicago
9. Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Library, Vassar
10. Sterling Memorial Library, Yale
11. Firestone Library, Princeton
12. Powell Library, UCLA

13. George Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins University
14. Widener Library, Harvard
15. Special Collections Library, University of Virginia

16. Perkins/Bostock Library, Duke University
17. Riggs Library, Georgetown University
18. Bizzell Memorial Library, University of Oklahoma
19. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester
20. Baker Hall, Harvard
21. Williston Library, Mount Holyoke College
22. Uris Library, Cornell
Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans
24. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale
25. Baker Memorial Library, Dartmouth

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  1. Chirag says:

    I hope the new library on NC State University’s centennial campus makes the list when it opens.

  2. Kayla says:

    Oh my god, these libraries are gorgeous!! 🙂 I’ve never heard of some of them.

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