Right now many may be missing the allure of libraries – the tranquil atmosphere mixed with the smell of old books. Some of the biggest libraries have a virtual offering – a 360-degree tour of their interiors. You can still visit the likes of King’s College Library at Cambridge University, The Puratos Sourdough Library & Jerome Hall Law Library.
King’s College Library at Cambridge University
King’s College Library is renowned for its collections of rare volumes, medieval manuscripts and incunabula, or early printed books. Rowe Music library is located on its second floor, that is home to 18th-century English music.
The Library is closed to the public but its online tour will enable you to roam its walls.
“The virtual tour will give you a sense of its appearance, facilities and history.”
The Puratos Sourdough Library
Sourdough is something every close to our hearts (or rather mouths), especially considering our, Aoife McCrum, is a sourdough extraordinaire, baking over 40 loaves during the lockdown.
The Puratos Sourdough Library was founded in 2013 by Puratos, a Belgian bakery supply company.
“Unusual, that is, because the objects on its shelves need to be fed every few months.”
You can virtually tour its refrigerators, which hold over 100 sourdough starters.
Jerome Hall Law Library
A beautiful, academic library in Bloomington is home to a huge number of legal books for Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. You can venture through its interior and view its airy reading room as well as marble and oak atrium. Take the tour now.