The library at Trinity College in Dublin is two centuries younger than the Bodleian, but no less impressive. Visually, it is remarkable due to the main hall — its length is almost 65 meters!
And among the rarities stored in it are the Book of Kells, written in 800, and the Book from Darrow, created in the VII century. On their pages are the Gospels.
The Bodleian Library of Oxford University is one of the oldest in Europe (founded around 1320) and the first specially built for the university. The collection grew and moved to new buildings. The most recognizable building is the Redcliffe rotunda (it was erected in the middle of the XVIII century). The majestic building in the neoclassical style has been the filming location of famous films many times. For example, he can be seen in “Young Sherlock Holmes” (1985) and episodes of the Harry Potter epic.
The Admont Abbey Library was called the “eighth wonder of the world.” The building in which it is located was built in the Baroque style in 1776. The ceiling was painted by Bartolomeo Altomonte — the frescoes depict the process of cognition. Another attraction of the book depository is a series of wooden sculptures by Josef Stammel. The most famous of them are figures symbolizing death, the Last Judgment, heaven and hell.
There are 530 incunabula stored in this library. These are books published from the beginning of printing to the XVI century.