Plagued by environmental issues and a controversial name, the library of the Cambridge history faculty is indissociable from the evolution of Modernism in the UK.
The ETH Zürich's architecture library on the Hönggerberg is a mecca for architecture lovers in Switzerland and abroad.
Dalhousie university's Killam library is a monolith of knowledge built to inspire stability at a time of rapid change.
At the foot of the Ambassador Bridge to Detroit, the modernist Leddy Library marks the University of Windsor's shift from its roots as a Jesuit college to a public university.
Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan is a fine example of an early modern American campus.
This former hospice for the elderly witnessed the early years of artificial intelligence research before welcoming the library of a brand new university.
The grand reading room of the BME-OMIKK library in Budapest mixes medieval structural knowledge and 19th century engineering in a cathedral of knowledge.
Contrary to what it stern exterior may imply, Laval University main library in Québec City opened in 1968 as a future-ready flexible space.
Named after a rocket scientist and prefiguring the architectural trends of the future, the Robert H. Goddard Library truly is a building for the Space Age.
Built on a field and filled with rare books bought by the truckload, the quick rise of the Scott library is emblematic of the 1960-70s higher education boom.
The SOAS library in central London is a remarkable example of post-war British library design.
Fighting a devastating pest led Dijon to excellence in modern wine growing techniques. The Learning Center of the Burgundy School of Business showcases this unique history, although it only serves herbal tea.