Before Andrew Carnegie, most libraries in America were subscription-based. As free public libraries sprouted up across the United States, membership libraries mostly died off, but 19 non-profit membership libraries still exist.
lalibrairie: The Oxford Union Library, Oxford, United Kingdom On the walls are Pre-Raphaelites murals, painted by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. It also has a unique clerestory (Wikipedia will tell you all about it here).
Meet Antonio La Cava, a retired Italian teacher who travels around the country in his bibliomotocarro or librarymotorcar to get children excited about books. Book patrol: 3 wheel mobile library in rural Italy.