The History of Libraries

The History of Libraries

Ask the question “How long have libraries been around?” and you may hear “100 years” or even “Maybe two hundred ?”. The fact of the matter is libraries have been around since the Egyptians and some scrolls were collected approximately 5 thousand years ago.
One of the most famous libraries throughout time have been The library of Alexandria which sadly burned down in 48 bc.
In more recent history a great library in Milan was founded in 1609 and still stands to this day.

And who can forget the Library of Congress. What a thrill it would be to spend a few weeks in there!

To see a brief outline of famous libraries check this page out then head down to your local used bookstore for more in depth reading.


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