Although in these days, more and more things get digitalized, less and less people go to library for books. However, governments still spend lots of fund to maintain libraries, specially those historical libraries. The reason is quite obvious, those libraries can be regarded as witness of the development of our history, culture and architecture.

Many people are fond of photographing libraries. Being one of them, German architectural photographer Reinhard Görner has spent nearly 10 years (since 2008) capturing libraries around the world. In his Libraries portfolios, he photographed over 50 extraordinary libraries. Through his photos, viewers appreciates the space not only as an educational area, but as a work of art unto themselves. Although Görner captured both modern and historical libraries, my favorite ones are those historical ones and can’t help admiring those magnificent building. Below is only small portion of Görner’s work. Do visit his website for more of his amazing work.

LIBRARY OF ALTENBURG ABBEY, AUSTRIA
Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World by Reinhard Görner

ABBEY LIBRARY, ST.GALLEN, SWITZERLAND
Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World by Reinhard Görner

BOOKS, CLOCKS AND GLOBES I, CZECH NATIONAL LIBRARY, PRAGUE
Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World by Reinhard Görner

PHILOSOPHICAL HALL, STRAHOV ABBEY LIBRARY, PRAGUE
Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World by Reinhard Görner

ST. JOHN WITH GIRDLE BOOK, STRAHOV ABBEY LIBRARY, PRAGUE
Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World by Reinhard Görner

LIBRARY HALL, WIBLINGEN MONASTERY, ULM
Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World by Reinhard Görner

PALACIO CONDE D’OBIDOS, LIBRARY, LISBON
Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World by Reinhard Görner

ABBEY LIBRARY WALDSASSEN, BAVARIA
Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World by Reinhard Görner

ROSE MAIN READING ROOM IV, NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, NEW YORK
Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World by Reinhard Görner

PS: All photos belong to Reinhard Görner

Source: https://www.designswan.com