Dream Librarian Jobs (aka the top five most beautiful libraries in the US, in my opinion)

I mentioned in my last post that I was planning to go to school to get a masters in library science. I also mentioned how much I would love to basically live in a library. No sane person would make that claim without having some kind of idea of what kind of library they’d love to, essentially, live inside.

Allow me to begin by showing you the library in which I spent the last three years of my life: Joyner Library at East Carolina University.

Unknown (10th street view)

images (mall view)

Basically, this place is GORGEOUS. And those columns right there? They chime when you walk through them. It was always so pretty in the mornings… until last year when they changed the music to something creepy. Felt like you were in a horror movie.

With that kind of academic influence, you have to know that my top five libraries are going to be insanely beautiful. (the following list is in no particular order.

1. George Peabody Library – Johns Hopkins University


Look at those stacks, that architecture, that lighting. It’s beautiful and majestic and I want to move into here. Look at it. It’s perfect.

2. Geisel Library – University of California at San Diego


First of all, it looks like it’s be turned upside down. That’s just so interesting! Add to that all that glass panelling. It’s beautiful and the internal lighting has to be beautiful.

3. Seattle Public Library


Another one with some interesting architecture. Again, floor to ceiling glass. You have to see it from the inside. It is insane.

4. Boston Public Library


This reading room looks so comfy and open and beautiful. It looks like somewhere a person could comfortably learn and just read for fun. It’s just so inviting to me.

5. New York Public Library


You know how I said there isn’t an order to this? Well, that’s mostly true. But I will admit that this is my favorite library on the list. Not only is this library insanely attractive on the inside and out, but it’s also HUGE! This library takes up half of a city block in New York. The other half of that city block is taken up by Bryant Park: the home of monuments and eateries and a carrousel and ice skating in the winter. It’s kind of my own little version of heaven.

Those are my top five most beautiful libraries in the US. Give me your opinions! Let me know your favorites! I’d love to check them out.


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