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In traditional sense a library is a collection of books. It can mean the room that houses such “a collection of useful material for common use,” and in this sense in used in fields such as biology, statistics, electronics, computer science and mathematics. Now the modern libraries are increasingly being redefined a places to get unrestricted access to information in many formats from many sources. They are understood as extending beyond the physical walls of a building, by including material accessible by electronic means. There are many types of libraries, such as academic libraries, public libraries, research libraries, school libraries and special libraries...


Congress Libraries is the largest or biggest library in the world. It has the largest number of books, recordings, maps and manuscripts which are over 33,012,750 in number. Situated in Washington D.C, this is the oldest library of USA. It was established in 1800, when President John Adams signed a bill providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington.

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National Library of China is the largest and great library of Asia, and second biggest library of the World. It’s collection is over 28,980,777 books which includes individually counted periodicals of about 12 million. It holds the largest worldwide collection of Chinese literature. The Library was founded in 1909 in Beijing, China and all the books on China’s history are available in the library.

Official Websitehttp://www.nlc.gov.cn/
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National Library Canada is a Canadian federal government department responsible for the collection and preservation of the documentary heritage of Canada through texts, pictures and other documents relevant to the history and culture of Canada. Its books collection is over (26,006,054) and this is the third largest library in the world. This most beautiful library is the national asset of Canada.

Official Websitehttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/
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Deutsche Bibliothek is the national library of Germany which was established in 1912. The prime purpose of this library is to collect all the German publications and collection of all material published on Germany in other languages. It is the third largest or biggest library in the world as it has 24,487,010 items.

Official Website http://www.d-nb.de/eng/index.htm
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British Library is the national library of the UK, which was founded in 1753. It is based in London and  one of the world’s most significant research libraries, holding over (15,500,000) items in all known languages and formats. The Library’s collections include around 23,500,000 books. BL includes almost three million books every year in its archives.

Official Website http://www.bl.uk/
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Harvard University Library system comprises about 90 libraries, with more than (15,000,000) books. It is the oldest library system in the United States and one of  the largest academic library system in the world. It is the sixth largest library in the world. It was founded in 1638.

Official Website http://hul.harvard.edu/
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Russian State Library is the national library of Russia, and was founded in 1795 and it is  located in Moscow. It is the largest and the oldest library in the country and the sixth largest in the world. Its books collection is over (14,750,000). This is the most popular or famous library in Russia.

Official Website http://www.nlr.ru/eng/
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New York Public Library (NYPL) is one of the leading public libraries of the world and is one of America’s most significant research libraries. It was founded in 1895 and now it has 87 branches. Its books collection is over (14,685,192).

Official Website http://www.nypl.org/
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National Diet library is the one of the largest and greatest libraries of the world, located in Tokyo, Japan. Established in 1948 for the purpose of researching matters of public policy. There are over (14,304,139) books of all types. It has 27 branches in the country. Books on all topics like science, religion, politics, laws, maps, music etc, are available in this library.

Official Website http://www.ndl.go.jp/en/index.html
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Yale University Library is the library system of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. It was founded in 1701. It is one of the largest academic library in the world, with approximately (13,000,000) volumes housed in 22 individual libraries. Several of its collections rank among the best anywhere and attract scholars from around the globe.

Official Website http://www.library.yale.edu/


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