The most beautiful libraries in America – in pictures
"After two years and $12m, the New York Public Library reopened the Rose main reading room and Bill Blass public catalog room at the Stephen A Schwarzman Building. There are thousands of libraries across the US, which are public, private and university-owned, varied in design and size
– here are some of the best."
The Library of Congress in Washington,
the oldest cultural institution in the US,
holding more than 130m items.