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Library of Trinity College, Dublin: 300-year-old library that houses 200,000 books

Ian Harvey

Libraries are becoming less and less popular as time goes by.

It seems that these days people are not so interested in reading or simply have changed the traditional way of reading.

The current advent of technology provides many different ways for reading and novels, for example, no longer need to be read through an actual, printed book as screens or special technological readers take over.

The Long Room in the Old Library in 2015 Photo Credit

The Long Room in the Old Library in 2015 Photo Credit

 

Long Room Library at Trinity College Dublin. Photo Credit

Long Room Library at Trinity College Dublin. Photo Credit

This has declined the popularity of libraries. Still, there are people who enjoy going to libraries and reading in their quiet ambiance.

Longroom of the Trinity College (Dublin) library Photo Credit

Longroom of the Trinity College (Dublin) library Photo Credit

There are many people who believe that nothing compares to reading from an actual book as they like to turn over the pages while holding a paperback or hardcover book in their hand, but this is only a personal preference.

The traditional bookworms can sneak peak in few amazing libraries from around the globe and find their favorite title.

Interior of Trinity College Library, Dublin (Ireland) Photo Credit

Interior of Trinity College Library, Dublin (Ireland) Photo Credit

One of the coolest libraries that many people love to visit is the Library of Trinity College in Dublin. This library is three hundred years old and is one of the major attractions when visiting Dublin in Ireland.

Located in the Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland. Here many old books are displayed with helpful wooden ladders. Photo Credit

Located in the Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland. Many of the old books here are displayed with helpful wooden ladders. Photo Credit

This library is not only stunningly built but also it is the home of over 200,000 books. Aside classics and books of any genre, it is also the recipient of free-of-charge materials published in the Republic of Ireland and moreover, it is largely used as a copyright library.

There are many famous books in the library, most notably the extremely famous Book of Kells. There are two of the four volumes on display for the public.

The library staff often changes the pages that are on display so the visitors can see different displays whenever they drop by. There are many university students who have regular access to the library in order to get extra materials for their studies.

The library traces its origins back to the founding of Trinity College in the 16th century, 1592.

Words in leather and wood. Bookshelves in the “Long Room” at the old Trinity College Library in Dublin. Photo Credit

Words in leather and wood. Bookshelves in the “Long Room” at the old Trinity College Library in Dublin. Photo Credit

In 1661, Henry Jones gave the Book of Kells to the library.

Trinity College Library bookcases Photo Credit

Trinity College Library bookcases Photo Credit

The most popular room is filled with marble busts to create a truly beautiful aesthetic look for guests and patrons.

Many of the busts are by great philosophers, writers and several people who supported the college and contributed to a library of this magnitude.

Detail of a bookshelf Photo Credit

Detail of a bookshelf Photo Credit

Here is another fun story for bookworms, from us:The Book of Kells is the finest masterpiece in Ireland

Anyone who does not have the opportunity to go to Dublin and see this absolutely amazing and stunning library should definitely browse its images and see its fascinating architecture accompanied by hundreds of thousands of books.