SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BestMastersPrograms.org has published a list entitled "The 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World," including facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The website's editors selected the libraries to present a curated listing of their favorite college and university library buildings boasting unique, beautiful or intriguing architecture. The full ranking can be viewed here: http://www.bestmastersprograms.org/50-amazing-university-libraries
"The library is at the very core of a school's learning and research opportunities and plays a fundamental role in the student's ability to excel at the college level. Because of this, we wanted to highlight some of the world's best and most interesting college libraries," says Jeremy Alder, the lead editor of the list.
The list is the largest of its kind, featuring specialized libraries like the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, Philological Library of the Free University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, Meskill Law Library at the University of Connecticut, University of Michigan Law Library, Fisher Fine Arts Library at the University of Pennsylvania, Pitts Theology Library at Emory University, and Suzzallo Library's Graduate Reading Room at the University of Washington.
More general libraries located in North America include The Paul Barret Jr. Library at Rhodes College, The Geisel Library at the University of California, San Diego, Butler Library at Columbia University, Chancellor Green Library at Princeton University, Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University, The Harper Library Reading Room at the University of Chicago, Andrew Dickson White Library at Cornell University, Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Library at Vassar College, George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University, Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University, Riggs Library at Georgetown University, Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design, Doe Memorial Library at the University of California-Berkeley, The Joe & Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago, Uris Library at Cornell University, Powell Library at UCLA, Widener Library at Harvard University, Bapst Library at Boston College, Linderman Library at Lehigh University, and UNAM's Central University City Campus Library.
The list also showcases a variety of European libraries, including the Magdalen College Old Library at Oxford University, University of Salamanca Library, Old Library at St. John's College of Cambridge University, Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum at Humboldt University, Brotherton Library at the University of Leeds, Central Library at the University of Technology, Duke Humfrey's Library in the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, Catholic University of Leuven Library, La Sorbonne Reading Room at the University of Paris, Trinity College Library/The Long Room, Heidelberg University Library, Pompeu Fabra University Library, Pontifical Lateran University Library, The University of Helsinki Library (currently the National Library of Finland), The University of Coimbra General Library, Jozsef Attila Study and Information Centre at the University of Szeged, and Galway Mayo Institute Of Technology Library.
African libraries featured on the list include the Balme Library at the University of Ghana, Cairo University Central Library, and Misr University for Science and Technology Library. Two Asian libraries, Tokyo's Tama Art University Library and Malaysia's Library at Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology also made the cut.
For more information on the history and special attributes of each chosen library, as well as pictures, please visit: http://www.bestmastersprograms.org/50-amazing-university-libraries
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