America's Most Beautiful College Libraries

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With concerts, art exhibits, and cafés, these beautiful college libraries inspire visits for more than a study session.

Andrew Dickson White Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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Within Cornell’s main library building, this intimate space makes a dramatic impression with three tiers of wrought-iron stacks. Andrew Dickson White was the university’s co-founder and first president, and he donated his diverse 30,000-book collection, which included volumes on everything from architecture and witchcraft to the French Revolution and Civil War. The room also displays art, artifacts, and furniture from White’s diplomatic career stationed in Germany and later Russia.

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America's Most Beautiful College Libraries

Andrew Dickson White Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Within Cornell’s main library building, this intimate space makes a dramatic impression with three tiers of wrought-iron stacks. Andrew Dickson White was the university’s co-founder and first president, and he donated his diverse 30,000-book collection, which included volumes on everything from architecture and witchcraft to the French Revolution and Civil War. The room also displays art, artifacts, and furniture from White’s diplomatic career stationed in Germany and later Russia.

olinuris.library.cornell.edu

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