Central Library in Panjim is moving. A new multi-storied building costing more than 16 crores will house the new library and all the contents of the old one. Lack of space, lack of sufficient storage for the rare books housed in the heritage Institute Menezes Braganza building and general upgradation of services are cited as some of the reasons for the move.
The new building is still under construction. While the fake red tile roof is still being assembled, here are some photos that could perhaps inspire the interiors. Wishful thinking? Well, that’s what libraries do to you…
The private library of William Randolph Hearst (via tumblr)
State Law Library, Des Moines (via libraryland)
Stockholm Public Library
Library of Congress (via Apartment Therapy)
Trinity College Library (via Apartment Therapy)
Aren’t these gorgeous? The perfect setting for a quiet afternoon of browsing through shelves of perfectly organised books. Sigh.
Will this dream come true for Panjim? Watch this space.
to be continued…