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Magical Libraries Straight Out of Harry Potter
7 Libraries That Look Straight Out of Harry Potter
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Magical Libraries Straight Out of Harry Potter

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Libraries like these will certainly inspire studying—or spell-casting. 

Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland

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The building that houses the so-called Old Library at Dublin’s Trinity College dates back to the 18th-century, but the library’s roots originated in 1592. Underneath the vaulted ceilings of the largest library in Ireland are multiple marble busts of famous authors and over six million volumes. As the nation’s copyright repository, its compendium continues to grow as books are published in Ireland or the United Kingdom. The library’s prize possession is the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript created by Celtic monks around the year 800. Visitors can explore the collection or simply ogle the architecture in the 200-foot Long Room, which is lined with 200,000 books on oak bookshelves that look as though they were they were summoned straight from the headmaster’s office at Hogwarts.

7 Libraries That Look Straight Out of Harry Potter

Magical Libraries Straight Out of Harry Potter

Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland

The building that houses the so-called Old Library at Dublin’s Trinity College dates back to the 18th-century, but the library’s roots originated in 1592. Underneath the vaulted ceilings of the largest library in Ireland are multiple marble busts of famous authors and over six million volumes. As the nation’s copyright repository, its compendium continues to grow as books are published in Ireland or the United Kingdom. The library’s prize possession is the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript created by Celtic monks around the year 800. Visitors can explore the collection or simply ogle the architecture in the 200-foot Long Room, which is lined with 200,000 books on oak bookshelves that look as though they were they were summoned straight from the headmaster’s office at Hogwarts.

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