|George Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD - Flavorwire|
See all 25 academic libraries at Flavorwire. Somehow I missed this when it first appeared at the beginning of the year, but I'm glad I came across it now. While it is a personal and subjective list, the libraries pictured in the Flavorwire post are quite stunning - even Hollywood couldn't imagine such grandeur! These libraries range from the deeply traditional to ultra-modern in design, proving that libraries are often architectural marvels, not just repositories of knowledge.