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7 Gorgeous New Libraries That Aren’t Just About Books

Sawyer Library at Williams College mixes the facade of the old architecture with modern embellishments. The public library is one of the greatest inventions of the modern age—a physical representation of the Enlightenment-era belief that citizens should be able to have free and equal access to knowledge. Yet after almost 200 years, the library is undergoing an architectural reinvention, as epitomized by the winners of the AIA’s 2016 Library Building Awards. Read more about how architects are responding to the changing cultural demands of libraries >>