Day 3 British Library, London

Today we took a guided tour of the British Library. It was quite interesting to find out how such a large national library operates, particularly the way in which the books are delivered to the reading rooms via the automated conveyor system. The exhibits and rare books were also impressive. I have to say that the huge glass tower of books in the center of the library was not only beautiful but awe-inspiring. Learning the history of that collection and the fact that the tower was designed especially to house that collection according to the conditions of its royal contributor was fascinating, as well. (The hot chocolate in the cafe was fabulous, too!)

No comments: