The Friday Photos: London Libraries

By Silvia Baretta Last edited 57 months ago
The Friday Photos: London Libraries
Rotherhithe Picture Research Library by Andrew Smith via Flickr
Rotherhithe Picture Research Library by Andrew Smith via Flickr
Pop Up Library by WPhoto via Flickr
Pop Up Library by WPhoto via Flickr
Local Library by msganching via Flickr
Local Library by msganching via Flickr
New Cross Library Occupation by Robin Bray-Hurren
New Cross Library Occupation by Robin Bray-Hurren
Fast Asleep in the Library by deepstoat via Flickr
Fast Asleep in the Library by deepstoat via Flickr
Bethnal Green Library by Shanne W via Flickr
Bethnal Green Library by Shanne W via Flickr
Rock and Roll Public Library by Judy via Flickr
Rock and Roll Public Library by Judy via Flickr
British Library Garden by Alan Habbick via Flickr
British Library Garden by Alan Habbick via Flickr
Londonist Library of Londony Books by Matt Brown via Flickr
Londonist Library of Londony Books by Matt Brown via Flickr
Library in Mayfair by fazfazfaz via Flickr
Library in Mayfair by fazfazfaz via Flickr
The boarded up Preston Library in Brent - You Are My Sunshine by David Merrigan via Flickr
The boarded up Preston Library in Brent - You Are My Sunshine by David Merrigan via Flickr

"People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned”, said Saul Bellow. The library is one of the greatest multi-function public spaces the human race has ever invented. A place where you can read, relax, think, study, acknowledge and...sleep.

Here's a collection of pictures taken from our Flickr Pool showing just some of the libraries of London. And if you're feeling inspired, take a look at our guide to London-themed libraries and archives around town.

Many thanks to the photographers for allowing us to use their images via Flickr: WPhoto, msganching, Robin Bray-Hurren, deepstoat, Andrew Smith, Shanne W, Judy, Alan Habbick, Matt Brown, fazfazfaz and David Merrigan.

Last Updated 07 February 2014