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25 Novel Library Designs

From Organically Frothy Libraries to Reading Towers

— March 18, 2011 — Art & Design
Print books may be dying off, but that hasn't stopped architects from creating all of these novel library designs. The libraries spotlighted in this top list feature innovative designs and amenities that just might save the print book industry.

When it comes to looking for ways to save the publishing industry, these novel library designs are a great place to start. I don't know about you, but I can't imagine going to a library and sitting down with my e-Reader. These libraries are designed for cities all over the world and many are multifunctional. How awesome would it be to stay in a hotel/library in the heart of New York City? Check out these wicked novel library designs and decide for yourselves!
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E-Book Libraries
E-Book Libraries
The Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Debuts the World's First e-Library
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Novel Vending Machines
Novel Vending Machines
Polk County, Florida Introduces Library Book Vending Machines
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Free Cultural Libraries
Free Cultural Libraries
UNESCO, Library of Congress, and Others Launch World Digital Library
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Book-Free Libraries
Book-Free Libraries
New England Prep School Ushers in Literary Electronic Era
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Contemporary Library Designs
Contemporary Library Designs
The UvA University Library is a Book-Less Archive
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Oversized Hardcover Facades
Oversized Hardcover Facades
The Kansas City Library has Installed a Gigantic Bookshelf
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Reading Towers
Reading Towers
MVRDV Creates 'Book Mountain' For Transparent Literature
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Eco-integrated Libraries
Eco-integrated Libraries
The Alberto Kalach Library Blends Nature and Literature
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Organically Frothy Libraries
Organically Frothy Libraries
'Biodigital Processes in Architecture' Promotes Calm Creativity
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Bookworm Accommodations
Bookworm Accommodations
The 'Library Resort' in Koh Samui is Meant for Book-Lovers
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Modern Libraritecture
Modern Libraritecture
TANK Architects Constructs 21st Century Literary Havens
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Public Sketch Libraries
Public Sketch Libraries
Sketchory Offers 250,000 Free Originals For Anybody Online
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Literature Tribute Architecture
Literature Tribute Architecture
Knut Hamsun Center Pays Homage to the Norwegian Writer
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Glow-in-the-Dark Libraries
Glow-in-the-Dark Libraries
The Exterior of the Aberdeen University Library Responds to Light
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Striking Bookworm Heavens
Striking Bookworm Heavens
Libraries With Stunning Architecture Around the World
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The Library Hotel in New York City
The Library Hotel in New York City
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Showy Red Reading Rooms
Showy Red Reading Rooms
The New University Library at the University of Amsterdam
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Outdoor Book Rooms
Outdoor Book Rooms
The 24 Hour Library and Community Space in Magdeburg, Germany
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Mercury Drop Architecture
Mercury Drop Architecture
The National Library in Prague is Futuristic Fantastic
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Chic Living Room Libraries
Chic Living Room Libraries
Montana Mobler Helps You Organize Your Own Personal Library
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Bookstore-Inspired Libraries
Bookstore-Inspired Libraries
The Almere Library Incorporates Retail Details
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Latticed Libraries
Latticed Libraries
University of Helsinki City Campus Library by Anttinen Oiva Architects is Swank
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Futuristic Looped Libraries
Futuristic Looped Libraries
Bjarke Ingels Group Wins Competition to Design Astana National Library
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Graphic Novel Galleries
Graphic Novel Galleries
The MoCCA by Alessandro Ortiz and Reid Nystrom Conceive a Built Caricature
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Celebrity Home Libraries
Celebrity Home Libraries
Judy Berman Photographs Libraries of the Rich and Famous
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