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Long Room, Trinity College Library
“The library card is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of ALL human beings, and it is this passport that opens our eyes and hearts to the world beyond our front doors, that is one of our best hopes against tyranny, xenophobia, hopelessness, despair, anarchy, and ignorance.” Libba Bray, author

Address: Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

OBA Library of Amsterdam
“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist

Address: Oosterdokskade 143 (east of Amsterdam central station). Has a café.

University of Zurich Law Library
“When in doubt, go to the library.” J.K. Rowling, author

Address: Rämistrasse 74. Has a café.

Helsinki Central Library Oodi
“I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.” Laura Bush, Librarian and wife of President George W. Bush

Address: Töölölahdenkatu 4 (across from the Musikhuset). Has a restaurant, Fazer Food & Co.

Rijksmuseum Research Library
“People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.” Saul Bellow, author

Address: Rijksmuseum. Museumstraat 1. There’s a café in the Atrium called simply, The Café, and three espresso bars.

Stuttgart Stadtbibliothek
“I’ve always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of a library.” Jose Luis Borges, Argentinian writer and poet

Address: Mäilander Platz 1. Has a café, LesBar Café.

François Mitterrand Library
“The only thing you need to know is how to get to the library.” Albert Einstein

Address: Quai François Mauriac. Has a restaurant.

Library of the Marquis of Cerralbo
“To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.” Cicero

Address: Cerralbo Museum, Calle de Ventura Rodriquez, 17 Madrid, Spain

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