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…

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…

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…

Cheongun Literature Library – a mix of modern and traditional

Cheongun Literature Library (청운문학도서관), Seoul, South Korea Written by Nicole Almanza For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ A mix of modern special library and Korean traditional Hanok architecture. In the Spring of 2018, while interning abroad in Seoul, Korea, a friend and I visited the Cheongun Literature Library. We arrived at…