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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

Name Location Size (number of items) Visitors per year Budget Staff
British Library  United Kingdom, London _0170000000170 million[1]
_00017500001.75 million[2] _06840748300£141 million[3] _019771977[3]
Library of Congress  United States, Washington, D.C. _0151800000158 million[4] _00017500001.75 million[5] _19523722680US$647 million[5] _036243624[5]
New York Public Library  United States, New York City _005310000053.1 million[6] _001800000018 million[6] _07546275000US$250 million[6] _029372937[6]
Russian State Library  Russia, Moscow _004440000044.4 million[7] _00011700001.17 million[7] _016400000001.64 billion RUB[7] _019721972[7]
Bibliothèque nationale de France  France, Paris _004000000040 million[8] _00013000001.3 million[9] _11038967000254 million[10] _026682668[11]
National Library of Russia  Russia, Saint Petersburg _003647600036.5 million[12] _00009660001 million[12]
National Diet Library  Japan, Tokyo, Kyoto _003560000035.6 million[13] _0000654000654,000[13] _07128927000¥21.8 billion[13] _00908908[13]
National Library of China  China, Beijing _002900000031.2 million[14] _00052000005.2 million[15] _013651365[15]
Royal Danish Library  Denmark, Copenhagen _003021688530.2 million[16] _0000850301850,000[16] _02249892000385.9 million DKK[17] _00492492.5 (610 in total)[17]
Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences  Russia, Saint Petersburg _002650000026.5 million[18]
Biblioteca Nacional de España  Spain, Madrid _002500000025 million[19][20] _0229906045052.9 million[20] _010901090[20]
German National Library  Germany, Leipzig, Frankfurt _002470000024.7 million[21] _0000904000904,000[22] _0183403310042.2 million[23] _00622622[23]
Berlin State Library  Germany, Berlin _002340000023.4 million[24] _00014000001.4 million[24]
Boston Public Library  United States, Boston _002240000022.4 million[25] _01174200390US$38.9 million[26]
Library and Archives Canada  Canada, Ottawa _002000000020 million[27] _03434708640C$127 million[28] _011521152[28]
New York State Library  United States, Albany, New York _002000000020 million[29]
National Library of Sweden  Sweden, Stockholm _001500000018 million[30]
Harvard University Library  United States, Cambridge, Massachusetts _001660000016.6 million[31] _05040911700US$167 million[31] _011001100[32]
Russian Academy of Sciences Library of Natural Sciences  Russia, Moscow _001500000015 million[33] _00300300[33]
Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine  Ukraine, Kiev _001500000015 million[34] _0000500000500,000[34] _0018860991050.3 million [35] _00900900[34]

See also

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