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Abbey of St. Gall Library
A stunning public library in St. Gallen, Switzerland, with 150,000 volumes focusing on medieval studies, palaeography, Church history, and the history of the Abbey of St. Gall.
Australian Libraries Gateway
Searchable and browsable directory of more than 2,500 Australian libraries.
Benedictine Abbey Library of Admont
Founded in 1074, this Austrian jewel is an "historical monument to book culture" and "one of the largest late Baroque works of art in Europe."
Striving to recapture the magnificence of the original Library of Alexandria in Egypt, the modern complex includes museums, a planetarium and seven research institutes.
The main research library at the University of Oxford. Access the library Catalog and many innovative Digital Library Projects.
Provides information about all aspects of the services and collections of the United Kingdom's national library.
Centre for Reformation & Renaissance Studies Library
Located at Victoria University in Toronto, Canada, CRRS holds a wealth of information, both primary and secondary sources, pertaining to the Renaissance and Reformation.
Libcat: A Guide to Library Resources on the Internet
Links to libraries around the world by country.
Libcat: National Libraries
Locate the websites of National Libraries around the world, organized by continent and country.
LibDex: Worldwide directory of Library catalogs and Web pages
A listing of 18,000 library sites worldwide, arranged by country.
Library of El Escorial
A beautiful rare book and manuscript research only library, located on the grounds of Madrid's Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
The first public library in France, this library is currently connected to the Institut de France in Paris and run by the French Ministry of Education.
Real Gabinete Portugues de Leitura
Located in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, this library has the largest collection of works by Portuguese writers outside of Portugal.
The European Library
A portal that provides access to the combined resources of the 45 national libraries of Europe, searchable in the languages of the countries represented.
Trinity College Library Dublin
Along with being the largest library in Ireland, it serves both the students and international scholars who come to use the rare materials dating back to the 16th century.
UNESCO Libraries Portal
It contains over 14000 links to websites of libraries around the world, encouraging international co-operation in the dissemination of information.
The Library of the Holy See, as well as an institute for research and conservation.