For centuries, books have housed the collective knowledge of the world and formed the foundations of educational institutions. Given that these objects contain such value, it only makes sense that throughout history people have constructed beautiful buildings to house them. 
We put together a list of some of the most beautiful libraries in the world as captured by the Instagram community. For more photos from these architectural wonders, check out You can also see more photos from Germany's Stuttgart City Library by tapping the blue location text above this image. 
Photo by @hausel12
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