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18 of the most beautiful libraries in the world

By: Melissa Breyer on April 30, 2014, 8:31 a.m.
Stockholm Public Library

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14. Stockholm Public Library, Sweden

Designed by Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund in 1922 and completed in 1928, the Stockholm Public Library is one of the city's most notable structures and is replete with a majestic rotunda that provides a unique cylindrical hall. This monument to modern functional design is home to more than 2 million printed volumes and 2.4 million audiotapes, CDs and audio books.