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These NYC libraries are among the world’s most Instagrammable

These hidden university libraries are the most beautiful in the world!

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver
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Some of New York City's libraries are the things of fairytales and dark academia dreams—the Morgan Library & Museum, the Rose Reading Room at NYPL and the New York Academy of Medicine to name a few—but its university libraries are also quite beautiful.

In fact, three of them made it on the list of the most Instagrammable university libraries in the U.S. and in the world!

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Theknowledgeacademy.com, a company that offers certification training courses, looked at Instagram data in October to find out the country's most popular beautiful university libraries.

It turns out that the second most Instagrammable American university library is Butler Library at Columbia University with 3,666 Instagram hashtags, followed by Bobst Library at New York University at no. 7 with 1,990 Instagram posts. Ithaca's Cornell University was at no. 8 with 864.

Most instagrammable university libraries
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The American university library with the most Instagram hashtags was Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington with 6,670 posts.

All three New York libraries made it to the top 20 in the world alongside centuries-old places like at Oxford University in England, Trinity College in Ireland and Coimbra University in Portugal.

Butler Library at Columbia University was no. 5 in the world, followed by Bobst Library at New York University at no. 13 and Uris Library at Cornell University was no. 20.

Here are our favorite Instagram photos of Butler Library at Columbia University, Bobst Library at New York University and Uris Library at Cornell University: 

Butler Library, Columbia University

Bobst Library, New York University

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Uris Library, Cornell University

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