There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.

Andrew Carnegie
Public libraries, American Libraries, high density storage, Hathi Trust, Qarawiyyin library

Library classification systems, What's OCLC?, OCLC holdings rank (2005), The Open Archives Initiative

Library of Congress
Classification System, Catalog your books online, The Open Library, DOI resolver

Library Web, What is WorldCat?, Frederick G. Kilgour, Papermaking, Library of Utopia

IFLA, American library association (ALA), Melvil Dewey, origins of librarianship, Library, Inc.

The Digital Public Library of America, Europeana, USTC

The Research Library Group, Complete open access catalog

Map libraries, Open access at wikipedia, Open access news

Legal deposit libraries act of 2003 (UK), MARC standards

America's Great libraries

Library of Congress, History, Thomas Jefferson's library

New York Public Library, Harvard libraries, Yale Library

Huntington Library, Americas largest libraries

Important world libraries

British Library, London, manuscripts online, King's Library, Chetham's Library

Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris at wikipedia, Largest libraries

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, controversies, original library, at wikipedia

The Vatican Library (at wikipedia), The European Library at wikipedia

List of national libraries, Google library project settles with publishers