Nicest Library?

<p>Which college/university has the coolest-looking / most aesthetically pleasing library? What one person loves another may hate, but it would be interesting to see your opinions...</p>

<p>University of Rochester</p>

<p>I loved BC's libraries, mainly because they reminded me of Trinity College Dublin</p>

<p>BYU:
<a href="http://www.et.byu.edu/%7Ebartc/Pictures/BYU%20Campus/BYU_Library&WC&Emtns.jpg%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.et.byu.edu/~bartc/Pictures/BYU%20Campus/BYU_Library&WC&Emtns.jpg&lt;/a>
Avoiding</a> March Madness on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
HBLL</a>, 2nd floor of BYU library on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Clouds</a> at Last on Flickr - Photo Sharing!</p>

<p>I have only seen about ten, but I say Middlebury. Great architecture. There's a huge bowed window looking out at the mountains.</p>

<p>Harvard College</p>

<p>Paul Barret, Jr. Library at Rhodes College:
barret</a> library - Google Search
barret</a> library - Flickr: Search</p>

<p>Wisconsin History Library (formerly UW library--now jointly operated)</p>

<p>Highlights</a> at the Wisconsin Historical Society</p>

<p>Of course I can also put a thumbs up for my school haha:</p>

<p>Robert Muldrow Cooper Library (Clemson):
Cooper</a> Library Clemson - Google Search</p>

<p>University of Washington Suzallo-Allen library :D</p>

<p>The magnificent University of Michigan Legal Research Building and annex.</p>

<p>University</a> of Michigan Law School: Virtual Tour</p>

<p>But those future lawyers are territorial.</p>

<p>"In 2008, the Association of Research Libraries ranked the UC Berkeley's University Library as the No. 1 public research university library in North America."<a href="http://berkeley.edu/about/fact.shtml"&gt;http://berkeley.edu/about/fact.shtml&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Doe</a> Library, University of California, Berkeley
Doe</a> Library
North</a> reading room, Doe Library, UC Berkeley
Doe</a> Library, UC Berkeley
UC</a> Berkeley Doe Library stairs
Doe</a> Library</p>

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<p>I agree, that's a very attractive structure. </p>

<p>When the new Mansueto library is completed in 2011, the University of Chicago will have the largest collection completely accessible from a single campus of any research library in North America. The new space will feature state-of-the-art preservation and access technology to ensure that all items in its holdings are quickly retrievable. This bucks a popular trend toward moving rarely-used materials off campus or into storage to make way for expansive student study spaces (dubbed "trompe l'oeil" libraries by one critic).</p>

<p>lynxinsider beat me to Rhodes. I love libraries, and Barret literally made my jaw drop.</p>

<p>App State has an amazing new library with a beautiful view of the mountains.
<a href="http://www.news.appstate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2005/06/060705library_dl.jpg%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.news.appstate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2005/06/060705library_dl.jpg&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Wake Forest has perhaps the coziest library I've seen.
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<p>Brown's libraries (the "Rock" and Sci Li) definitely get my vote for the ugliest library exteriors.</p>

<p>Interesting site (some are university libraries, some are not):</p>

<p>Librophiliac</a> Love Letter: A Compendium of Beautiful Libraries | Curious Expeditions</p>

<p>the Ultra modern "space ship" UCSD libray. You either love it or hate it with a passion - no in-between:</p>

<p><a href="http://cvrr.ucsd.edu/imgallery/campus/library.jpg%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://cvrr.ucsd.edu/imgallery/campus/library.jpg&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Lehigh's Linderman Library:</p>

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<p>Princeton's Firestone Library:</p>

<p>File:Firestone</a> Library Princeton front.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia</p>

<p>Ucla's library!!</p>