There is such an expansive collection of books under the British library in their archive, that if a person could read 5 books per day it would take the 80,000 years to complete.
The Sacramento Public Library started a “Library of Things” earlier this year, allowing patrons to check out, among other things, sewing machines and other items that patrons may find useful, but don’t need to own long-term.
A Malawian teenager taught himself how to build a windmill out of junk and bring power to his village. He then went on to build a second, larger windmill to power irrigation pumps. He did this all from books he read in the library.
There is a library that was built on the US/Canadian border. Exiting the library through the opposite entrance requires one to report to the country’s customs thereafter.
Antonio La Cava, a retired Italian schoolteacher, decided that after 42 years of teaching, he could do even more to spread the love of reading to children. So in 2003, he bought a used Ape motorbike and modified it to create a portable library that houses 700 books. He’s been traveling in the Bibliomotocarro ever since.
There are libraries around the world in which you can check-out humans as a living book and listen to their stories.
There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the United States.
The Harvard University library collection has four books bound in human skin.