9 Beautiful Libraries in Asia
THE structure, design, and concept of a library is ever-changing – the Dewey Decimal System is becoming an outdated system of cataloguing and is now replaced with barcodes and sophisticated check-out counters. In Taiwan, you can return books in certain “neighbourhood reading rooms” around the city. In Hanoi, Vietnam, there is a library with a built-in aquaponic system and climbing frame.
Libraries have become not only a place for studying, reading, and research – rather, they are now also wide open spaces where ideas can thrive and for people to collaborate on projects. Below is a shortlist of what Cosmic Latte deems some of the most beautiful libraries that any book-lover would want to stay in all day. This list is not comprehensive, but it is a selection of libraries wherein the size is adequately large enough for study and leisurely reading, has all the features expected of a library, and more.
1. National Library Singapore – Singapore, Singapore
White wavy bookshelves
2. Kaohsiung Public Library – Kaohsiung, Taiwan