Ulyianovsk Regional Scientific Library, Russia – a library with a ballroom

Written by Ульяновская областная научная библиотека For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Ulyianovsk Regional Scientific Library is the one the sight of the Ulyanovsk. In 1924 it was named after is V. Lenin. It is located in former Nobility assembly house. Public Library closely connected with the name of the great…

Serralves Library, Porto – an oasis of calm

Written by Lucy Ahmed For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Located within beautiful grounds on the outskirts of Porto, Serralves Library offers an oasis of calm within the Museum of Contemporary Art. Prior to the creation of the library, in 1999, the bibliographic collection of the Fundação de Serralves ran alongside…

Booth Library, New York – collecting and preserving resources since 1923

Written by M. Doane For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The Booth Library is the center for genealogy and historical research at the Chemung County Historical Society. It holds approximately 3,000 books, 30,000 manuscripts, 16,000 photographic images, and 11,000 maps and architectural drawings. It has been collecting and preserving resources on the Chemung…

Fondation Jardin Majorelle’s Research Library, Morocco – located in the musée Yves Saint Laurent

Written by Juan Palao Gómez For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Fondation Jardin Majorelle’s Research Library The library of the Fondation Jardin Majorelle — located in the musée Yves Saint Laurent marrakech— is a research centre welcoming a broad range of users: Moroccan and foreign researchers, anthropologists, historians, archaeologists, curators, artists…

Gladstone’s Library – a knowledge oasis born in the tin tabernacle

Written by Amy Sumner For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ NESTLED in a small village in North Wales is Britain’s finest residential library. Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden is Britain’s only Prime Ministerial library and the national memorial to the great Victorian statesman and four times Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone. It…

Finding an ancestor at the Morrin Centre in Quebec City

Written by Claire Sewell For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The Morrin Centre is located in Quebec City and is also home to the city’s only English-language library. Originally built as a military barracks in 1712, it became a prison in 1813 and was refurbished to house Morrin College in 1862….

Wat Damnak Center for Khmer studies library – A library in a Buddhist oasis

Written by Rut Costa Fornaguera For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Located at the east side of the river Siem Reap in Cambodia, Wat Damnak is a peaceful Khmer microcosmos. It houses the largest pagoda in downtown, a primary school, two charities, a sewing academy for young local women and the…