Libraries

Joanina Library – Portugal

The Joanina Library is a library of the University of Coimbra, erected in the 18th century by King Juan V of Portugal. Located in the courtyard of the Faculty of Law, it is part of the General Library of the University of Coimbra. In other times, it was also known as the Chamber Library.

Library of the Holy Trinity College – Ireland

The library of Trinity College is the largest research library in Ireland. As a result of its historical importance, Trinity is a national library of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, [citation needed] and has similar status in Irish law. The school, therefore, has the legal right to a copy of all books published in Great Britain and Ireland and consequently receives more than 100,000 new articles each year. The library contains 4.25 million books, including 30,000 current serials and significant collections of manuscripts, maps and printed music. Six libraries are available for general student use.

Strahov Library – Prague

The Strahov Monastery has almost nine centuries of history located in one of the districts of Prague. And it does not arrive until the present time but with a history of setbacks, reconstructions and sieges. But in particular, we review with images the sumptuous rooms of the library that today is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the world. The Theological and Philosophical rooms of the Strahov Library were built towards the end of the 17th century, and although the mishaps related to assaults (and even bombing) continued, until today we have rebuilt and almost intact.