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…

Helsinki University Library – sleek design and a corkscrew staircase

Written by Dr. Derek Cash For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Helsinki University Library in Helsinki, Finland is an academic library with over a million volumes.  Although the institution has the primary goal of serving the students and faculty, the public has free access to the facility. The library is located…

Aarhus University Library – a garden with books and pingpong

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/ Aarhus University Library (a part of The Royal Danish Library) is located in the center of Aarhus closely integrated with Aarhus University. The buildings on campus are classy yellow stone…

National Library of Portugal – A guarded fortress of great treasures

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/ You don’t automatically think ‘library’ when you walk the tree and flower surrounded path upto the massive building that houses the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, the National Library of…