Peabody Library - Remarkable research library housed in a remarkable building designed by noted architect Edmund Lind. The brainchild of the philanthropist George Peabody, the goal of the library was to create a publicly-accessible collection that contained the best and latest literature in all branches of knowledge except law and medicine.
The Playfair Library Hall at Edinburgh University in Scotland. The library was designed in 1817 by architect William Playfair (1789-1857). The library hall is 190 feet long with a barrel-vaulted ceiling and served as a library from the 1820's until 1960 but is now used for functions and lectures. The busts in the niches lining the room are of past notable professors at the university.