List of largest libraries

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This sortable list of largest libraries includes libraries that store 15 million items or more since 2008.

Largest libraries in the world[edit]

Name Country Location Catalogued size (number of items) Visitors per year Budget Staff
Library of Congress  United States Washington D.C. _0160000000162 million+[1] _00017500001.75 million[2] _19523722680US$647 million[2] _036243624[2]
British Library  United Kingdom London & Boston Spa _0150000000150 million+[3]
_00017500001.75 million[4] _01410000000£141 million[5] _019771977[5]
Library and Archives Canada  Canada Ottawa _005400000054 million[6] _0116900000C$116.9 million[7] _00874874[7]
New York Public Library  United States New York City _005310000053.1 million[8] _001800000018 million[8] _07546275000US$250 million[8] _029372937[8]
Russian State Library  Russia Moscow _004440000044.4 million[9] _00011700001.17 million[9] _016400000001.64 billion RUB[9] _019721972[9]
National Diet Library  Japan Tokyo and Kyoto _004188000041.88 million[10] _0000654000654,000[10] _07128927000¥21.8 billion[10] _00908908[10]
Bibliothèque nationale de France  France Paris _004000000040 million[11] _00013000001.3 million[12] _11038967000254 million[13] _026682668[14]
National Library of Russia  Russia Saint Petersburg _003647600036.5 million[15] _00009660001 million[15]
Royal Danish Library  Denmark Copenhagen _003021688535.1 million[16] _0000850301850,000[16] _02249892000385.9 million DKK[17] _00492492.5 (610 in total)[17]
National Library of China  China Beijing _003120000035.1 million[18] _00052000005.2 million[19] _013651365[19]
Biblioteca Nacional de España  Spain Madrid _002500000033.1 million[20] _0229906045029.2 million[21] _01090482[21]
German National Library  Germany Leipzig and Frankfurt _002970000030.9 million[22] _000029973197,103[22] _0183403310050.3 million[22] _00622644.7[22]
Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences  Russia Saint Petersburg _002650000026.5 million[23]
Berlin State Library  Germany Berlin _002340000023.4 million[24] _00014000001.4 million[24]
Boston Public Library  United States Boston _002240000022.4 million[25] _01174200390US$38.9 million[26]
New York State Library  United States Albany, New York _002000000020 million[27]
Harvard Library  United States Cambridge, Massachusetts _001890000018.9 million[28] _00922922[28]
National Library of Sweden  Sweden Stockholm _001800000018 million[29] 364.5 million SEK[30]
Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine  Ukraine Kiev _001500000015 million[31] _0000500000500,000[31] _0018860991050.3 million [32] _00900900[31]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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