European Solidarity Centre Library, Gdansk – Underground resistance archive in award winning museum

Written by Olena Waśkiewicz (Twitter @byolena), currently working in an academic library in Winchester, UK. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ [This is our library number 100 on Library Planet since we started – wow, thank you for all the wonderful library stories from around the world. You willingness to share the library love…

Library of the Goethe Institute Sofia, Bulgaria – a german community incubator

Written by Library Planet editor Marie Eiriksson, library consultant at Gladsaxe Public Libraries, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The Goethe Institute promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. It is a network Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres. The…

Pusey House Library, Oxford, England – the heady mixture of incense and old books

Written by Anna James For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Pusey House (pronounced Pew-zee) was opened in 1884 as a memorial to Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), Regius Professor of Hebrew, Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, and for forty years a figurehead of the Oxford Movement in the Church of England. When…

Thailand Creative & Design Center Bangkok Library –Greater with Creativity

Written by Sara Ulloa, Librarian from Peru. Lima For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/.   Location The Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) has been one of my best discoveries in the Library world this year so far. This place is a resource and information center especially for designers and innovators,…

Library of Career and professional growth – St. Petersburg, Russia – the most European Russian library

Written by Nadehda Pershina – Specialist in marketing and development, Central Library System of the Moscow region For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ “Russian tradition” When it comes to the traditional Russian library most people of the world must imagine a classical archaic space with old wooden shelves filled with books…

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…