11/22/2010 05:51 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Library Lust: The 10 Most Incredible Libraries In The World

Most roundups of beautiful libraries focus on what's inside. And while we love vaulted ceilings and overflowing bookshelves as much as the next guy, we'd argue that the facades are just as important. From futuristic steel-and-glass structures to early American structures steeped in design history, here are ten public libraries that prove that free books and internet access don't need to be the only reason you visit these architectural gems.


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