The Libraries ClipArt gallery includes 17 illustrations of libraries and people using them.

"The case shown is preserved in the Chapter Library, Hertford, England. In some libraries this practice of chaining the books was kept up even in the eighteenth century."—Myers, 1905

Case of Chained Books

"The case shown is preserved in the Chapter Library, Hertford, England. In some libraries this practice…

The Boston Public Library is the largest municipal public library in the United States.

The Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library is the largest municipal public library in the United States.

Famous for its low, classic architecture is the Chicago Public Library.

Chicago Public Library Building

Famous for its low, classic architecture is the Chicago Public Library.

Children reading in a library.

Children Reading

Children reading in a library.

The Library of Congress is the de facto national library of the United States and the research arm of the United States Congress.

The Congressional Library

The Library of Congress is the de facto national library of the United States and the research arm of…

Man and child with books in the library.

Library

Man and child with books in the library.

Man and woman with books in the library.

Library

Man and woman with books in the library.

A woman looking at books on shelves in a library.

Library

A woman looking at books on shelves in a library.

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

Library, Black and White

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

Library, Color

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

Library, Outline

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

Library, Silhouette

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

"Crane Public Library, Quincy, Mass." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Public Library

"Crane Public Library, Quincy, Mass." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

A girl and a boy reading a book.

Reading

A girl and a boy reading a book.

Gulliver on a contrived wooden ladder, built just for him so he could read the giant books of Brobdingnag.

Wooden steps

Gulliver on a contrived wooden ladder, built just for him so he could read the giant books of Brobdingnag.

An engraving of the playwright, Terence, printed at Lyons in 1493.

Terence

An engraving of the playwright, Terence, printed at Lyons in 1493.

"Next in order are the productions of Jacopo Tatti, or Sansovino, who was born in 1479, and died in 1570. This architect was educated in the Florentine school, and afterwards proceeded to Rome; his masterpieces are less powerful and imposing but on the other hand, are more graceful, and display more richly developed details than those of San Michele."The Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana is a library and Renaissance building in Venice, northern Italy; it is one of the earliest surviving public manuscript depositories in the country, holding one of the greatest classical texts collections in the world. The library is named after St. Mark, the patron saint of Venice.

Old Library of St. Mark at Venice

"Next in order are the productions of Jacopo Tatti, or Sansovino, who was born in 1479, and died in…