The Huffington Post     First Posted: 03/24/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 04:15 PM ET

Times are changing for libraries everywhere. But even as many libraries build their digital collections and amp up their technological offerings, we thought we'd take a step back and show our appreciation for the beauty of many of these vast collections of books. Below are some of the most amazingly beautiful libraries from around the world.

Let us know what you think of these and let us know your favorites.

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  • Reading Room at the British Museum

    London, England

  • Abbey Library of St. Gall

    St. Gallen, Switzerland

  • Seattle Public Library

    Seattle, WA

  • Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

    New Haven, CT

  • Stockholm Public Library

    Stockholm, Sweden

  • Jose Vasconcelos Library

    Mexico City, Mexico

  • Library of Congress

    Washington, DC

  • Chateau de Chantilly Library

    Near Paris, France

  • Trinity College Library ("The Long Room")

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Strahov Monastery Library

    Prague, Czech Republic

  • Rijkmuseum Library

    Amsterdam, Netherlands