Libraries

The best libraries on Dezeen, including the angular concrete OMA-designed Qatar National Library in Doha and a library aimed exclusively at women in Japan.
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Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Nex and Donald Insall Associates have revamped the Exeter College Library.
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Nex and Donald Insall Associates have revamped the Exeter College Library.
Nex and Donald Insall Associates have revamped the Exeter College Library.
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Nex and Donald Insall Associates have revamped the Exeter College Library.
Nex and Donald Insall Associates have renovated a listed college library at the University of Oxford, originally designed by George Gilbert Scott in 1857.
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Nex and Donald Insall Associates have renovated a listed college library at the University of Oxford, originally designed by George Gilbert Scott in 1857.
Historic bookshelves divide the study spaces in this library.
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Historic bookshelves divide the study spaces in this library.
Historic bookshelves divide the study spaces in this Library.
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Historic bookshelves divide the study spaces in this Library.
Nex and Donald Insall Associates have renovated a listed college library at the University of Oxford, originally designed by George Gilbert Scott in 1857.
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Nex and Donald Insall Associates have renovated a listed college library at the University of Oxford, originally designed by George Gilbert Scott in 1857.
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
Grade II-listed Oxford college library updated with oak-lined interiors
four men sitting on concrete steps in an unfinished room with white walls and wood beams
Parallel Studio creates Mariam's Library for young students in Zanzibar
Parallel Studio creates Mariam's Library for young students in Zanzibar
a person taking a photo in a circular mirror on a white pedestal with bookshelves behind it
Parallel Studio creates Mariam's Library for young students in Zanzibar
Parallel Studio creates Mariam's Library for young students in Zanzibar
an aerial view of a small white house surrounded by trees and bushes, with the roof partially covered in plastic sheeting
Parallel Studio creates Mariam's Library for young students in Zanzibar
Parallel Studio creates Mariam's Library for young students in Zanzibar
an empty room filled with lots of white lockers
Lahznimmo Architects aims for "beautiful utility" with museum storage in Sydney
an empty room with white walls and columns
Lahznimmo Architects aims for "beautiful utility" with museum storage in Sydney
the inside of a library with lots of bookshelves and lamps hanging from the ceiling
Klein Dytham Architecture wraps bookstore with "flowing" steel roof
Long lamps hang from the wooden beams of this structure
the inside of a library with wooden floors and ceiling lights hanging from the rafters
Klein Dytham Architecture wraps bookstore with "flowing" steel roof
Long pendant lamos hang from this bookstore's ceiling
the building has many windows on it and is made out of white perforsants
Atelier WOA creates long timber-framed library in France
L'échappée is a multimedia library in France by Atelier WOA.
the inside of a building with wooden slats covering it's walls and windows
Atelier WOA creates long timber-framed library in France
L'échappée is a multimedia library in France by Atelier WOA.
an empty room with several chairs and tables in front of large glass windows on the wall
Atelier WOA creates long timber-framed library in France
L'échappée is a multimedia library in France by Atelier WOA.
tables and chairs are lined up against the wooden wall in an open area with large windows
Atelier WOA creates long timber-framed library in France
L'échappée is a multimedia library in France by Atelier WOA.
a person sitting on top of a wooden stair case next to a plant in a blue vase
Atelier WOA creates long timber-framed library in France
L'échappée is a multimedia library in France by Atelier WOA.
a person sitting on top of a wooden stair case next to a plant in a blue vase
Atelier WOA creates long timber-framed library in France
L'échappée is a multimedia library in France by Atelier WOA.
an office with wooden walls and windows
Atelier WOA creates long timber-framed library in France
L'échappée is a multimedia library in France by Atelier WOA.
the interior of an office building with wooden floors and walls is filled with colorful objects
Atelier WOA creates long timber-framed library in France
It is designed as an alternative to "cold" public buildings.
two children running down a long hallway in a building with wooden walls and windows on both sides
Atelier WOA creates long timber-framed library in France
This library in France has a timber structure.
the front entrance to an office building with white perforsants on it's walls
Atelier WOA creates long timber-framed library in France
L'échappée is a multimedia library in France by Atelier WOA.
the interior of a library with many bookshelves and people walking up stairs in front of them
Snøhetta creates library to emulate feeling of "sitting under a tree"
The Beijing City Library incorporates seating and bookshelves within wooden staircases.
a room filled with lots of books next to a wooden book shelf full of books
Studio Hinge creates library spaces beneath tree-like wooden columns
Columns were created to resemble tree trunks.
the interior of a library with bookshelves and shelves
Studio Hinge creates library spaces beneath tree-like wooden columns
The floor was decorated with a leaf pattern.
a wooden sauna in the middle of a room with sun shining on it's floor
Studio Hinge creates library spaces beneath tree-like wooden columns
The floor was decorated with a leaf pattern.
a room filled with lots of books next to a window covered in plants and furniture
Studio Hinge creates library spaces beneath tree-like wooden columns
The floor was decorated with a leaf pattern.
the interior of a library with arched windows and bookshelves on either side of the room
Studio Hinge creates library spaces beneath tree-like wooden columns
The shelves are connected by plank-covered steel frames.
the interior of a library with bookshelves and plants
Studio Hinge creates library spaces beneath tree-like wooden columns
Circular bookshelves sit underneath the "canopy".
a room filled with lots of books and wooden shelves
Studio Hinge creates library spaces beneath tree-like wooden columns
Columns were created to resemble tree trunks.
children are sitting on bean bags in the middle of a room with wooden walls and windows
Studio Hinge creates library spaces beneath tree-like wooden columns
Columns were created to resemble tree trunks.
an empty room with wooden floors and large windows on the wall, looking out onto trees
Studio Hinge creates library spaces beneath tree-like wooden columns
A ceiling of timber planks adds interest to the multipurpose room.
a man standing in the middle of a library filled with lots of wooden bookshelves
Studio Hinge creates library spaces beneath tree-like wooden columns
The columns were created to resemble tree trunks.
a circular room with bookshelves in the middle and shelves full of books on either side
Studio Hinge creates library spaces beneath tree-like wooden columns
The shelves are connected by plank-covered steel frames.
the inside of a house with wooden floors and windows
Yukawa Design Lab arranges children's library around giant wooden steps
Yukawa Design Lab arranged this children's library around giant wooden steps.
the inside of a building with wooden floors and glass doors that lead to an outdoor area
Yukawa Design Lab arranges children's library around giant wooden steps
Yukawa Design Lab arranged this children's library around giant wooden steps.
an empty library with tables and bookshelves full of children's books in it
Yukawa Design Lab arranges children's library around giant wooden steps
Yukawa Design Lab arranged this children's library around giant wooden steps.
a row of tables and chairs in a room with bookshelves full of books
Yukawa Design Lab arranges children's library around giant wooden steps
Yukawa Design Lab arranged this children's library around giant wooden steps.
a building that has many shelves inside of it
Yukawa Design Lab arranges children's library around giant wooden steps -
Architecture studio Yukawa Design Lab has created a children's library overlooking Shirasagi Park in Sakai, Japan.
the inside of a large building with lots of bookshelves and tables in it
Atelier-r refreshes neo-gothic church with angular black extension
The extension contains a library.
an empty library filled with lots of desks and chairs
Superkül renovates reading room at Toronto's brutalist Robarts Library
Canadian studio Superkül has updated the reading room at the University of Toronto's Robarts Library.
two people sitting at tables in an office with orange chairs and yellow booths on the walls
Superkül renovates reading room at Toronto's brutalist Robarts Library
Canadian studio Superkül has updated the reading room at the University of Toronto's Robarts Library.
there is a white stair case next to the stairs in this building with no people on it
Atak Architekti creates IGI Library by restoring and extending a rectory
Atak Architekti has created a library and multifunctional community spaces for the city of Liberec in the Czech Republic.
there is a bench in the middle of some trees and rocks on the side of the road
Atak Architekti creates IGI Library by restoring and extending a rectory
Atak Architekti has created a library and multifunctional community spaces for the city of Liberec in the Czech Republic.
an empty lobby with a skylight above it
Atak Architekti creates IGI Library by restoring and extending a rectory
Atak Architekti has created a library and multifunctional community spaces for the city of Liberec in the Czech Republic.
an empty room with white brick walls and wooden floors is seen from the hallway to the entrance
Atak Architekti creates IGI Library by restoring and extending a rectory
Atak Architekti has created a library and multifunctional community spaces for the city of Liberec in the Czech Republic.
an empty room with lots of books on the shelves and wooden beams in the ceiling
Atak Architekti creates IGI Library by restoring and extending a rectory
Atak Architekti has created a library and multifunctional community spaces for the city of Liberec in the Czech Republic.
an empty library with lots of books on the walls and shelves full of books in it
Atak Architekti creates IGI Library by restoring and extending a rectory
Atak Architekti has created a library and multifunctional community spaces for the city of Liberec in the Czech Republic.
an empty hallway with two doors leading to the other rooms and a circular skylight
Atak Architekti creates IGI Library by restoring and extending a rectory
Atak Architekti has created a library and multifunctional community spaces for the city of Liberec in the Czech Republic.
an empty courtyard with benches in front of a large white building on a sunny day
Atak Architekti creates IGI Library by restoring and extending a rectory
Atak Architekti has created a library and multifunctional community spaces for the city of Liberec in the Czech Republic.