This former hospice for the elderly witnessed the early years of artificial intelligence research before welcoming the library of a brand new university.
From instrument of colonialism to citadel of knowledge, this massive library in the heart of Mexico City is a joyful labyrinth where to get lost in a good book.
A former multiplex cinema in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, now serves as library branch and central technical processing for the Halifax Public Libraries.
Opened for the 1967 Canadian Centennial, this Modernist theatre in a small Québec town now serves as the local public library.
Near Cézanne's childhood home west of Aix-en-Provence, this former bastide serves as neighbourhood library since 1993.
From granary to post office to public library, the stone vaults of the Halle aux Grains in Aix-en-Provence still offer a welcome oasis of calm next to the busy market square.
A former safety match factory has been home to the Aix en Provence public library since 1989. Soon to be renovated, this space is a beautiful example of adaptive reuse of industrial spaces.
A careful intervention turned this 17th century patrician house into a lovely library.
The "beefiettes" may be long gone, but the Lausanne city library's funky colour scheme keeps the 1970s alive.
The award-winning conversion of this 19th century boarding school chapel in Flanders is worth a walk up the hill.
From welcoming weary travellers to storytime kids, this library in a transformed 1920s barn blends heritage with contemporary design.
Bank ledgers made room for art books when the library of the Basel Art Museum took over a service counter hall for the Swiss National Bank.