Residential Libraries

wakarimasen

Journeyed there and back again
#1
I recently found in the UK a very famous library that also has rooms for you to stay in and am determined to go there for a few days reading and writing. I was chatting about it to one of my cronies and we couldn't think of any other libraries that were similar. There seems to be a lot of folk on the boards from around the world so I wondered if anyone knew of similar places or ideas to this...
http://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/
 

Alucard

In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge!
Staff member
#2
Nothing like that around these parts I'm afraid. I did practically live in the reading room of my university's library during my bachelor studies and I don't have much desire to replicate that experience. :D
I'd rather be at home enjoying a cup of whichever hot beverage I fancy at the time and reading something I like ;)

As a side note Hawarden looks like a beautiful place, so you should go anyway. I would if I could :)
 

Boreas

Journeyed there and back again
Staff member
#3
I love the idea of a library-cum-residence and would love to go there for little getaways. Never heard of anything like that before.
 

atheling

A Poet of the Khaiem
#5
I recently found in the UK a very famous library that also has rooms for you to stay in and am determined to go there for a few days reading and writing. I was chatting about it to one of my cronies and we couldn't think of any other libraries that were similar. There seems to be a lot of folk on the boards from around the world so I wondered if anyone knew of similar places or ideas to this...
http://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/
groovy...

...never heard of anything like that before
 

Sir Arthur

Journeyed there and back again
#6
Lots of folks seem to spend the night in bushes outside my local library, then sit inside and use the computers during business hours . From their smell, I'd say showers would be a nice addition.:stinkyfeet:
 

Derk of Derkholm

Journeyed there and back again
#7
Lots of folks seem to spend the night in bushes outside my local library, then sit inside and use the computers during business hours . From their smell, I'd say showers would be a nice addition.:stinkyfeet:
I bet they would agree with that improvement.

The idea of a live-in library sounds very appealing to me, as well.

I fondly remember a place in Berlin called "Cafe Wintergarten" in the "Literature house Berlin" that I frequented sometimes some 20 years ago that was - if I remember it correctly - basically a combination of a bookshop and a coffeehouse, where you could enjoy a fabulous Sunday brunch and at the same time browse books, situated in an old villa with a nice garden. I am not sure if you are still able to browse books now or if the bookshop is now separated from the coffeehouse, but that is the way that I remember it.

Best regards,
Andy