8 One Of The Largest Libraries In The World

One Of The Largest Libraries In The World

Posted on March 16, 2012 by kulichik


The National library of Belarus relates to one of the largest libraries in the world. The building is twice heavier than the Ostankino Tower and is included into the list of top 50 most unusual buildings in the world where it occupies the 24th position. At night the library can be seen from the space. Let us see what the library looks like from the inside.

It is located in the central street of the capital called Prospect of Independence.

The building has a shape of rhombicuboctahedron but its employees call it a diamond as 9 million units are kept inside. The library is 73 m high (23 floors).

It took 4 years to build the library.

It is possible to take photos inside only if you are accompanied by a guide and are a part of a tourist group.

A lot of glass was used during construction.

All things must be left at a baggage room which is free.

The floor is made of glass and is 3 cm thick.

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8 Responses to “One Of The Largest Libraries In The World”

  1. (r)evolutionist says:

    Nice library buildings are hollow caves without all points of view available to read for all people.

    • vla says:

      yes,and america should bring “human rights and DEMONcracy” in this “soviet” country .
      I just cant believe in what some peoples believes. turn off TV or switch chanel.

  2. PF says:

    It looks modern from the outside, but the interior gave me a resemblance of North Korea somehow :O

  3. Steve Chambers says:

    Where are the Books????? who gives a stuff about architecture and views with the biggest library in the world!!!!

  4. john says:

    amazing building. no project like this would ever be completed in the UK. in fact no-one reads books here ;)

  5. Emperor Norton says:

    meh, if that library was that big I could see it from here.

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