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Libraries Around the World: Mexico City, Mexico

September 26 2022
The outside of Vasconcelos Library. (Image by Omar Sansi)
The outside of Vasconcelos Library. (Image by Omar Sansi)

Vasconcelos Library

Nicknamed the “megalibrary” by the Mexican press, this giant library takes up a whopping 37,997 square metres, and houses a painted skeleton of a gray whale inside the main hallway. 

Outside of the library has a botanical garden that protects the building from the loud city streets, providing a buffer against the noise of city life. 

Inside, over 500,000 books are displayed on glass shelves hanging from the five stories of the building.

Image by Diego Delso



By Alice Flecha (Volunteer Blogger)

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