Trinity College Library, University of Dublin Ireland

Thomas Burgh (1670-1730) designed the old library at Trinity College in Dublin, UK, completed in 1732. Queen Elizabeth I founded the Trinity College in 1592. The long room houses 200,000 historical books on two tall levels, including an 800 A.D. manuscript of Book of Kells. It also contains a 1916 Proclamation of the Republic.

The 65m room was expanded to two levels in 1850 to house a larger collection of books, by architects Benjamin Woodward and Sir Thomas Deane. The building is Georgian style architecture and uses surprisingly large windows to let in natural light between the oak bookshelves.

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