Thursday, 24 April 2014

World Book Day-World's Greatest Libraries



World Book Day-World's Greatest Libraries - UNESCO has declared to celebrate April, 23 every year, as world Book Day . This is to render arespect to the books and let us too join the UNESCO in this holy mission. Though with the fastdevelopment of technology books are losing their charm but are still indispensable. As per a US Study all over the world 774 million people are unable to read, Though the younger generation is trying to replace the books by reading their electronic editions on internet but you can easily imagine that those who are unable to read, can they read EBooks. Could the internet really succeeded to replace the books. The definite answer is Never. So let us respect the books and discuss about the largest libraries of the world. Given below is the list of world's largest  libraries in the order of their the number of books -


THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

The Library of Congress is situated at Washington DC, The united States of America. The number of books held in this Library is more than 33000000(33 millions) and this Library has the honor of being the greatest Library of the World. With the Book Self Length of more than 1350 Kilo Meters, The Library of Congress is recorded in the Guinness World Records. In addition to 33000000(33 millions) books, 3000000(3 Millions) sound tracks 14700000(1.47 Millions) Photo Graphs and 5300000(5.3 Millions) maps  are also stored here. Really it is an ocean of knowledge.

THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF CHINA 

The National Library of China is situated at Beijing, The capital city of China. This library is known to be the largest Library of Asia and the second largest library of the world. This library was established on April 24, 1909. The number of books held in The National Library of China, Beijing is more than 26300000(26.3 Million). 

THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

The Harvard University Library is in fact a group of 73 libraries.. It was established in 1638 by John Harvard with 400 books. Today it is the third largest libraries of United States. At present a collection of 18000000(18 Million) books is available here. This group is known to be one of the largest Academic Library of the world and the largest Private Library Network. 

 THE LIBRARY OF THE ASIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 

The Library of Asian Academy of Sciences is Situated at Saint Petersberg, Russia and known to be the third largest library of the world. It was established on January 24, 1714, Previously it was known as Saint Petersberg Academy of Sciences. There is a standing order that every publisher has to submit a copy of his every book newly published, to this library, free of cost. 

THE GERMAN NATIONAL LIBRARY

The German National Library is situated at Frankfurt the largest city of Germany. This library was established in 1912 and at present having a collection of 18500000(18.5 Million) books. In Germany it is called Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. In fact it is a reference library. You can not take books to your house but you can read the books in the library’s reading room only. Service is strictly for properly identified persons and minors are not allowed. 

THE BRITISH LIBRARY

The British Library is situated at London. It was established in 1763. It is the national library of the United Kingdom. More than a library it may be called the greatest research centre of the world. A collection of 14500000(14.5 Million) books is available here. 

THE NATlONAL LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA

The National Library of Archives Canada is a joint venture of Public Archives of Canada and The National library of Canada. This library is situated at Ottava, Canada.




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