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List of largest libraries

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

Largest libraries in the world

Name Country Location Catalogued size (number of items) Visitors per year Budget Staff
British Library  United Kingdom London & Boston Spa _0150000000170 million+[1]
_00017500001.75 million[2] _01410000000£141 million[3] _019771977[3]
Library of Congress  United States Washington D.C. _0160000000164 million+[4] _00017500001.8 million[5] _19523722680US$642.04 million[5] _036243149[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 _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]
National Library of China  China Beijing _003120000036.4 million[16] _00052000005.2 million[17] _013651365[17]
Royal Danish Library  Denmark Copenhagen _003021688535.4 million+[18] _00008503011.25 million[18] _02249892000385.9 million DKK[19] _00492492.5 (610 in total)[19]
Biblioteca Nacional de España  Spain Madrid _002500000033.1 million[20] _0229906045029.2 million[21] _01090482[21]
German National Library  Germany Leipzig and Frankfurt _002970000032.7 million[22] _000029973188,279[22] _0183403310052.3 million[22] _00622633[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, Massachusetts _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

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