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A slide show about libraries I want to go to in my lifetime. Made for a subject when I was in 2nd year, Comp 311: EDP Fundamentals. Enjoy! I recently included University of San Carlos-Talamban, now …

A slide show about libraries I want to go to in my lifetime. Made for a subject when I was in 2nd year, Comp 311: EDP Fundamentals. Enjoy! I recently included University of San Carlos-Talamban, now the largest library in the Philippines. Included of course is Henry Luce III LIbrary of Central Philippine University, where I spend 90% of my time in school (also largest library in Western Visayas in terms of collections).

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  • 1. SOME COOL LIBRARIES SOME COOL LIBRARIES AROUND THE WORLD AROUND THE WORLDSubmitted by: A.S. Delgado BLIS-2March 2012For: Comp 311
  • 2. University of San Carlos-Talamban, Cebu, Philippines Opened in 2012, largest library in the Philippines with 16,000 square meters of floor space It is known as a “Green Library” with its environment-friendly and energy-saving design They have a well-preserved collection of rarebooks, manuscripts, and archives
  • 3. The Library of CongressWashington DC, United States The largest library in the world in shelf space and volumes Started in 1800 for the Congress Open to the public, but only employees, Congress members, Supreme Court justices and other high-ranking government officials may take out books
  • 4. Library of Congress building and reading room
  • 5. The National Library of thePhilippines Manila, Philippines Started 1900 as the American Circulating Library in Manila as a memorial to American servicemen who died in the Philippines Became the National Library in 1916 Heads all the public libraries in the country
  • 6. The National Library of the Philippines
  • 7. Free University PhilologicalLibrary Berlin, Germany designed by noted architect Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank in the shape of a human brain Part of the Free University of Berlin Opened in 2005 and is considered a cultural landmark
  • 8. Outside the library
  • 9. Inside the library
  • 10. Biblioteca AlexandrinaAlexandria, Egypt Built as a commemoration to the destroyed and ancient Library of Alexandria A major library and cultural center Houses books in English, Arabic, and French
  • 11. Outside the library
  • 12. Inside the library
  • 13. Vatican LibraryVatican City, Rome, Italy Started in 1475 and is one of the oldest libraries in the world with important historical collections Holds 75,000 manuscripts, 8,500 incunabula (ancient books), and 1 million printed books Holds oldest Bible manuscript A research library for History, Law, Philosophy, Science, and Theology
  • 14. Paintings and Sistine Hall of the Vatican Library
  • 15. Beinecke Rare Book andManuscript LibraryYale University, Connecticut, United States The largest building in the world reserved exclusively for the preservation of rare books and manuscripts The walls are made of translucent Danby marble which emit subdued light to protect a 6-story shelf ‘tower’ from direct sunlight
  • 16. Outside the library
  • 17. Inside the library
  • 18. Picture Book MuseumIwaki City, Fukushima, Japan A special library for children’s literature
  • 19. Pontifical Lateran UniversityLibrary Rome, Italy The university is known as the ‘Pope’s University’ as its Grand Chancellor is under Pope’s authority There are four saints among its alumni The building was inaugurated by Pope Benedict in 2007 It was founded by Blessed Pope Pius IX in 1854
  • 20. Outside the library
  • 21. Inside the library
  • 22. Henry Luce III LibraryCentral Philippine University, Iloilo City, Philippines The largest library in terms of volumes in Western Visayas and is one of the largest in the Philippines Contains around 200,000 volumes including holdings of special collections a depository and recipient of UN-FAO, UNESCO, the Population Council, and the National Library
  • 23. END! Thanks for reading!References:wikipedia.comimages.google.comflavorwire.com/240819/the-25-most-beautiful-college-libraries-in-the-worldobviousmag.org/archives/2007/11/as_fantasticas.htmlStart Again...

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