There is no dearth of people reading books worldwide. Although in today’s age people have started giving preference to mobile and computer, but despite this, there are many people who like books more.
Do you know where the world’s largest library (library) is?
You will be surprised to know that more than 16 crore books and other documents are kept in that library, in which maps and photographs from around the world are also stored.
This library is in Washington, United States of America, known as the ‘Library of Congress’. It is about 219 years old. It was founded on April 24, 1800.
There are 470 languages books, which are kept on shelves of about 1349 km long. You will be surprised to know that more than 3000 people work in this library.
The London-based ‘British Library‘ is considered the second largest library in the world, with about 150 million books and other ancient and new documents. The library was established as an independent institution on 1 July 1973, under the British Library Act 1972.
If we talk about the world’s third largest library, it is the ‘New York Public Library’ of America. It is the second largest library in America.
Books and other documents exist here around 5 crore 30 lakhs. It was established in the year 1895.
Canada’s ‘Library and Archive’ is ranked fourth in the world’s largest library, keeping more than 50 million books and other documents.
If we talk about books only, then their number here is about 2 crore. The library is located in Ottawa, which was established in 2004.
The Russian State Library, located in Moscow, the capital of Russia, is the fifth largest library in the world. There are around 40 million books and other ancient and new documents here. Only the number of books in it is close to one crore 70 lakhs. These books and documents are kept on 275 km long shelves.