America's Most Beautiful College Libraries

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Norm Barker, Johns Hopkins University

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

George Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

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Once described as a cathedral of books, the Peabody Stack Room features an atrium with black-and-white marble floor and five tiers of ornamental cast-iron balconies, which rise to 61 feet up to a latticed skylight ceiling. The library was founded by its namesake philanthropist in 1857, and its 300,000-volume collection is strong on religion, British art, Romance languages and literature, as well as geography.

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America's Most Beautiful College Libraries

George Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Once described as a cathedral of books, the Peabody Stack Room features an atrium with black-and-white marble floor and five tiers of ornamental cast-iron balconies, which rise to 61 feet up to a latticed skylight ceiling. The library was founded by its namesake philanthropist in 1857, and its 300,000-volume collection is strong on religion, British art, Romance languages and literature, as well as geography.

guides.library.jhu.edu

Norm Barker, Johns Hopkins University
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