The best of the best historical libraries

Where would the study of history be without the library to preserve it and make it accessible to the world? Nowhere. An article on The News in Print looks at the 7 most impressive libraries in history.

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The library has played a key role in the dissemination of information and knowledge throughout history. Access to collections such as those housed in Alexander’s Great Library and the lesser Chetham’s Library was a catalyst for change and the technological advance of mankind long before the digital age when knowledge was truly democratised for the masses.