The 25 Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

Hitting the library? On Vacation?! NERD ALERT.

Let that burn heal, then check out these 25 magnificent book Meccas that should be on your next trip's itinerary.

1. Trinity College

Dublin, Ireland

2. Austrian National Library

Vienna, Austria

3. Library Of Congress

Washington D.C., USA

4. Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Paris, France

5. Stuttgart Municipal Library

Stuttgart, Germany

6. Royal Portuguese Reading Room

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7. State Library of Victoria

Melbourne, Australia

8. University of Aberdeen Library

Aberdeen, Scotland

9. Admont Abbey Library

Admont, Austria

10. Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Alexandria, Egypt

11. Bodleian Library

Oxford, United Kingdom

12. Biblioteca Joanina

Coimbra, Portugal

13. The Royal Library

Copenhagen, Denmark

14. Delft University Of Technology Library

Delft, Netherlands

15. El Escorial Library

Escorial, Spain

16. Biblioteca Marciana

Venice, Italy

17. The Clementinum

Prague, Czech Republic

18. State Library Of South Australia

Adelaide, Australia

19. Vennesla Library and Cultural Center

Vennesla, Norway

20. Seattle Central Library

Seattle, USA

21. St. Florian Monastery Library

Sankt, Austria

22. New York Public Library

New York City, USA

23. The George Peabody Library

Baltimore, USA

24. Central Library of Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada

25. Sainte-Geneviève Library

Paris, France

Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor, and visits the library mostly never.