Image Credit: Tony Webster, Trinity College Old Library ‘Long Room’ — Dublin, via Flickr, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC by 2.0) license

Image Credit: Tony Webster, Trinity College Old Library ‘Long Room’ — Dublin, via Flickr, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC by 2.0) license

BBC Culture asked readers “to share the most beautiful libraries they’ve ever visited anywhere in the world.” Click here to see the amazing pictures. The ten libraries chosen:

El Escorial Library in Madrid

Vancouver Public Library

Bodleian Library in Oxford

Trinity College Library in Dublin (pictured)

Boston Public Library

Ruins of the Library of Celsus in ancient city of Ephesus

The Main Reading Room, Library of Congress in Washington, DC

John Rylands Library in Manchester

Sainte-Geneviève Library in Paris

Picton Reading Room, Liverpool Central Library

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