Worlds of Words, University of Arizona, USA – the largest collection of global children’s books in the United States!

Post written by: Judi Moreillon, Lacey Nehls, and Breanna Tsingine For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Credit: Line and Space, LLC Ron Marx and grandson snuggle up on one of the deep window seats, exploring books from the collection. The backdrop features the illustrations of David Christiana, which are present throughout…

Dr. Hipólito González Library, Argentina – a meeting place at the Faculty

Written by Fernando Díaz Pacífico, Academic Librarian and Interim Director For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The Dr. Hipólito González Library is located in Rosario, a large city with more than one million inhabitants in one of the most fertile lands in the world: the prairies known as Pampa Húmeda. Located…

The National Library of Technology, Czech Republic – don’t miss the virtual tour

Written by Natálie Budilová For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The National Library of Technology (NTK) is the largest and the oldest library of science and technology literature in the Czech Republic. The library has a collection of over 1.5 million volumes. Its primary function is to provide specialized information resources…

Glucksman Library, University of Limerick, Ireland – incunabulae and vinyl

Written by Jesse Waters For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick is a dynamic and inspiring library located on the suburban campus of the University of Limerick, a research focused university with a student population of 15,000 in the city of Limerick, Ireland. In…

Carolina Rediviva, Sweden – spiral staircases and a library on the top of the hill

Written by Library Planet editor Christian Lauersen, director of Libraries and Citizen Services in Roskilde Municipality, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ On a hill rising majestic over Uppsala town there is a big building. It is not the city hall, it is not some old castle or church. It is Carolina…

National Library of Costa Rica – a special collection for everything

Written by Jan Erik Hansen, Denmark For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ La Biblioteca Nacional “Miguel Obregón Lizano” is the national library of Costa Rica located in San Jose. It is tasked with curating the cultural heritage of Costa Rica and maintains three copies of every book ever published in the country…

Wolverhampton University Library – Bringing real art to the book shelves

Written by Rebecca Collins For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ I paid a different kind of visit to the University of Wolverhampton Library a little while back. My business was to paint walls and my road to those walls was not guided by the normal way to a library. Serendipity: ‘the…