Most Beautiful College Libraries

Fisher Fine Arts Library - It is one of the 25 Most Beautiful College Libraries in the World, according to the Flavorwire.com. The University of Pennsylvania's first library building was designed by Frank Furness, in consultation with library authorities Melvil Dewey and Justin Winsor. The cornerstone was laid in October 1888, and was formally dedicated in February 1891.

Monroe Library - The J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library at Loyola University New Orleans was named one of the most appealing university libraries in the country. CampusGrotto.com included Loyola's library in its list of the top 25 most beautiful college libraries. Loyola is among excellent company, including libraries at Yale University, University of California Los Angeles, Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University. In addition, Loyola was awarded 7th place for “Best College Library” by The Princeton Review. The education services company features Loyola in the 2011 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 373 Colleges”.

Thompson Library - FlavorWire named Vassar College's Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Library one of the 25 Most Beautiful College Libraries in the World. The Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Library houses one of the finest undergraduate libraries in the nation, with a million print volumes as well as extensive electronic resources, archives and special collections, and a high tech learning center.

Widener Library - The Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library is Harvard University 's flagship library. Flavorwire featured Widener Library on its list of the 25 most beautiful college libraries.

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