Stockholm Public Library


Stockholm Public Library

Stockholm Public Library is a library building in Stockholm, Sweden, designed by Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund, and one of the city’s most notable structures. Stockholm Public Library includes more than 2 million volumes and 2.4 million audio tapes, CDs and audio books. The “international library” is the section for foreign languages, housed in two floors of an annex behind the main building, close to Odenplan. Its holdings comprise more than 100 languages with 17,000 volumes in Persian, 15,800 in Arabic, and 14,500 in Spanish. In 2007 the most borrowed languages were Russian (19,300 loans), Thai, Spanish, Persian, Chinese, Arabic, Polish and Japanese. For some of these languages, Stockholm serves public libraries in the rest of Sweden through interlibrary loans.

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3 Responses to Stockholm Public Library

  1. hakesplace says:

    Reblogged this on Welcome to Hakes' Virtual Cafe and commented:
    Truly magnificent!

  2. Fay says:

    This looks truly amazing – another library to visit abroad – thanks 😀

  3. Pat says:

    Er, looks amazing, but gives me vertigo just looking at the picture!

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