American Libraries Photos

Photos of American library buildings. See main library page for other major libraries of architectural merit.

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Tiled pyramid atop Los Angeles Public Library. Los Angeles, CA.Los Angeles Public Library. Los Angeles, CA.Art Deco reliefs of Los Angeles Public Library featuring philosophy & poetry. Los Angeles, CA.Iron fence with literary themes of Los Angeles Public Library. Los Angeles, CA.
Tiled pyramid atop Los Angeles Public Library (1922-6) (5th at Flower Streets). Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue & Carleton M. Winslow. On National Register.Los Angeles Public Library. Los Angeles, CA.Art Deco reliefs of Los Angeles Public Library featuring philosophy & poetry. Los Angeles, CA.Iron fence with literary themes of Los Angeles Public Library. Los Angeles, CA.
Henry E. Huntington Library with classical sculptures. San Marino, CA.Seahorse fountain at Henry E. Huntington Library. San Marino, CA.Side facade of new San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco, CA.New San Francisco Public Library on Civic Center Plaza. San Francisco, CA.
Henry E. Huntington Library with classical sculptures. San Marino, CA.Seahorse fountain at Henry E. Huntington Library. San Marino, CA.Side facade of new San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco, CA.New San Francisco Public Library (1996) on Civic Center Plaza. San Francisco, CA. Architect: James Ingo Freed & Cathy Simon.
Asian Art Museum in the former San Francisco Public Library building. San Francisco, CA.Doe Memorial Library at UC Berkeley. Berkeley, CA.Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library at UC Berkeley. Berkeley, CA.Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library at UC Berkeley. Berkeley, CA.
Asian Art Museum in the former San Francisco Public Library building (1916). San Francisco, CA. Architect: George Kelham.Doe Memorial Library (1917) at UC Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. Style: Classical revival. Architect: John Galen Howard. On National Register.Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library (2002-3) at UC Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. Architect: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects.Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library at UC Berkeley. Berkeley, CA.
Stanley Mosk Library & Court building with inscription "To the Highlands of the Mind Let Me Go". Sacramento, CA.California State Library & Courts II building. Sacramento, CA.Entrance Tower of California State Library & Courts II. Sacramento, CA.J. Henry Meyer Memorial Library at Stanford University. Palo Alto, CA.
Stanley Mosk Library & Court building (1913-28) (914 Capital Mall) with inscription "To the Highlands of the Mind Let Me Go". Sacramento, CA. Architect: Weeks & Day. On National Register.California State Library & Courts II building (1994) (900 N St.). Sacramento, CA.Entrance Tower of California State Library & Courts II. Sacramento, CA.J. Henry Meyer Memorial Library at Stanford University. Palo Alto, CA.
Green Library at Stanford University. Palo Alto, CA.Green Library & Hoover Tower at Stanford University. Palo Alto, CA.Old City Library. San Luis Obispo, CA.Old City Library gable detail. San Luis Obispo, CA.
Green Library at Stanford University. Palo Alto, CA.Green Library & Hoover Tower at Stanford University. Palo Alto, CA.Old City Library (1904-5). San Luis Obispo, CA.Old City Library gable detail. San Luis Obispo, CA.
First Protestant Church now Mayo Hayes O'Donell Library. Monterey, CA.Tiled fountain with gulls at public library at Civic Center. Oceanside, CA.Pool before public library at Civic Center. Oceanside, CA.Interior of public library at Civic Center. Oceanside, CA.
First Protestant Church (1876) now Mayo Hayes O'Donell Library. Monterey, CA.Tiled fountain with gulls at public library at Civic Center. Oceanside, CA. Architect: Charles Moore.Pool before public library at Civic Center. Oceanside, CA.Interior of public library at Civic Center. Oceanside, CA.
Public library. Prescott, AZ.Phoenix Carnegie Library. Phoenix, AZ.Hayden Library at Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.Civic Center Library. Scottsdale, AZ.
Public library (1903) at Gurley & Marina Sts. Prescott, AZ. Architect: Maxwell & Sines. On National Register.Phoenix Carnegie Library (1908) (1101 W. Washington St.). Phoenix, AZ. Architect: W.R. Norton & W.H. Reeves. On National Register.Hayden Library (1967) at Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. Architect: Weaver & Drover.Civic Center Library (1995). Scottsdale, AZ. Style: Post modern. Architect: Anderson DeBartolo Pan.
Civic Center Library. Scottsdale, AZ.Civic Center Library. Scottsdale, AZ.Tucson Pima Public Library. Tucson, AZ.New & old public libraries with Bank of America Center, Lanier Public Works, One Shell Plaza & Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.
Civic Center Library entrance with floating quill & native symbol. Scottsdale, AZ.Civic Center Library with sculpture Allurement of a Journey (1980) by Kenji Umeda. Scottsdale, AZ.Joel D. Valdez Library of Tucson Pima Public Library (1989). Tucson, AZ.New & old public libraries with Bank of America Center, Lanier Public Works, One Shell Plaza & Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.
Julia Ideson Public Library. Houston, TX.Library mural of first book drive by Ruth Pershing Uhler in stairwell of Public Library. Houston, TX.New Public Library with Geometric Mouse X sculpture by Claus Oldenburg. Houston, TX.Jesse H. Jones Public Library. Houston, TX.
Julia Ideson Public Library (1926). Houston, TX. Style: Spanish Renaissance. Architect: Ralph Adams Cram. On National Register.Library mural of first book drive by Ruth Pershing Uhler in stairwell of Public Library. Houston, TX.New Public Library with Geometric Mouse X sculpture (1968) by Claus Oldenburg. Houston, TX.Jesse H. Jones Public Library (1976) (400 McKinney). Houston, TX. Architect: S.I. Morris.
Rosenberg Library on Sealy Ave. Galveston, TX.Maine State Library & Museum. Augusta, ME.New Hampshire State Library. Concord, NH.Concord Public Library. Concord, NH.
Rosenberg Library (1904) on Sealy Ave. Galveston, TX. Style: Renaissance revival. Architect: Eames & Young.Maine State Library & Museum. Augusta, ME.New Hampshire State Library. Concord, NH.Concord Public Library. Concord, NH. Style: Art Moderne.
Library in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Spiral staircase of Library in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Spiral staircase of Library in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Brown University's Robinson Hall was the New Library when opened. Providence, RI.
Library in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Spiral staircase of Library in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Spiral staircase of Library in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Brown University's Robinson Hall (64 Waterman St.) (1878) was the New Library when opened. Providence, RI.
John Carter Brown Library. Providence, RI.John Hay Library. Providence, RI.John Hay Library facade. Providence, RI.Cultural Education Center houses NY State Museum, Library & Archives. Albany, NY.
John Carter Brown Library (1901). Providence, RI. Architect: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge.John Hay Library (1910). Providence, RI. Style: English Renaissance. Architect: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge.John Hay Library facade. Providence, RI.Cultural Education Center houses NY State Museum, Library & Archives. Albany, NY. Architect: Wallace K. Harrison.
Newberry Library on Washington Square Park. Chicago, IL.Regenstein Library of University of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Regenstein Library. Chicago, IL.Des Moines Public Library before 801 Grand Avenue. Des Moines, IA.
Newberry Library (1893) (60 West Walton St.) on Washington Square Park. Chicago, IL. Style: Spanish Romanesque. Architect: Henry Ives Cobb.Regenstein Library of University of Chicago (1970) (5 floors) (1100 East 57th St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Regenstein Library. Chicago, IL.Des Moines Public Library before 801 Grand Avenue. Des Moines, IA.
Copper-colored windows of Des Moines Public Library. Des Moines, IA.Memorial Library at University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI.Facade detail of Memorial Library at University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI.Main Library Building. Cleveland, OH.
Copper-colored windows of Des Moines Public Library. Des Moines, IA.Memorial Library at University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI.Facade detail of Memorial Library at University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI.Main Library Building (1925) (5 floors) (325 Superior Ave.). Cleveland, OH. Architect: Walker & Weeks.
Louis Stokes Wing of Public Library. OH.Whimsical statuette of reader in garden of Louis Stoke wing of Public Library. Cleveland, OH.Whimsical statuette of patron with dollar sign at Public Library. Cleveland, OH.Carnegie Library. Sandusky, OH.
Louis Stokes Wing of Public Library (1997) (10 floors) (East 6th St.). OH.Whimsical statuette of reader in garden of Louis Stoke wing of Public Library. Cleveland, OH.Whimsical statuette of patron with dollar sign at Public Library. Cleveland, OH.Carnegie Library. Sandusky, OH. Architect: Albert D'Oench. On National Register.
Public Library & Kroger Building. Cincinnati, OH.Michigan Historical Center state museum & library. Lansing, MI.The Rotunda of University of Virginia was modelled after the Pantheon in Rome & was originally the university library. Charlottesville, VA.Orange County Public Library. Orlando, FL.
Public Library (1983) (Vine & 8th Sts.) & Kroger Building by Wyatt C. Hedrick (1960) (1014 Vine St.). Cincinnati, OH.Michigan Historical Center (1989) state museum & library. Lansing, MI.The Rotunda of University of Virginia was modelled after the Pantheon in Rome & was originally the university library. Charlottesville, VA.Orange County Public Library. Orlando, FL.
Museum Tower over Miami-Dade Public Library. Miami, FL.Miami-Dade Public Library. Miami, FL.Harrisburg Public Library. Harrisburg, PA.Federal-revival style Library on East Market St. York, PA.
Museum Tower (1986) (29 floors) (150 West Flagler St.) over Miami-Dade Public Library. Miami, FL.Miami-Dade Public Library. Miami, FL.Harrisburg Public Library (1914). Harrisburg, PA. Style: Georgian Revival.Federal-revival style Library on East Market St. York, PA.
Andrew Carnegie Library in Creole style. Roseau, Dominica.Library named for Victor Schoelcher who fought against slavery. Fort de France, Martinique.

Andrew Carnegie Library (1905) in Creole style. Roseau, Dominica.Library named for Victor Schoelcher (1804-1893) who fought against slavery. Fort de France, Martinique.


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