01/08/2013 09:27 am ET Updated Mar 10, 2013

Top 10: Mind-Blowing Libraries

You thought the New York Public Library was cool? Well, North Carolina State University has just opened its James B. Hunt Jr. Library, which is not only pretty snazzy but also--wait for it--powered by robots. But this book-room-of-the-future, designed by Snøhetta, isn't the only far-out library we've seen recently. From mobile centers of learning to ultra-sleek glass pyramids to even a pastel-colored Easter egg (pictured above, by Foster + Partners), here are 10 utterly modern libraries that will blow your mind.

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