If you like libraries, add this one to your bucket list already. Deichman BjÃ¸rvika Central Library in Norway just created magic by building this library.
So if books are your best friend, this library is surely the place of your dreams. Read on if you want to know more about this magical place.
Calming Sunday morning at the Oslo Public Library, where residents and tourists alike are welcome to spend time – at desks, in armchairs, in recording studios, experimenting with 3D printers and of course books – without spending money pic.twitter.com/5c9qm7c6W2
– Hazel Sheffield (@hazelsheffield) October 17, 2021
The library has almost all the books, it’s free, and it’s open until 10 p.m. everyday.
The five-story building is designed by Atelier Oslo and Lundhagem. It can hold 450,000 books wrapped around a large, top-lit atrium that connects the floors and divides them into smaller spaces.
The library is arranged vertically, there is a cinema, an auditorium in the basement, a cafe, a restaurant, and newspapers and magazines on the ground floor. The place is huge but it still manages to make you feel so private.
The library is organized to be quieter towards the top. As you can see, even the floors are divided accordingly.
The first floor contains fiction and children’s books, while the second and third floors contain more books and several enclosed spaces including recording studios, mini cinema, and game rooms. On the top floor there are social science books and reading rooms, as well as the Future Library art project.
This is the new PUBLIC LIBRARY in Oslo. It’s incredible. Completely free, open to everyone until 10 p.m. everyday. There is a wine bar. Views to die for. All the books. pic.twitter.com/veUheI2mTZ
– Dr Cat Jarman FSAð (@CatJarman) 12 October 2021
The Deichman Library is named after Carl Deichman, whose collection of books began the library in 1785. The architecture was to design a modern library, where people can read books and come together and meet to learn together.
People love the place as you read, play the drums or guitar, eat, charge your phones, attend various workshops and much more.
Spend my day reading Clifford Geertz. This is my view from where I am sitting. Fifth floor of the new Oslo public library. Beautiful building pic.twitter.com/PcondgW8pg
– John Kaufman (@Johnwkaufman) July 1, 2020
Indeed, the library is a perfect combination of history and modernity.