Blog 9 von Ömer
The library has been one of the most important sources of information for people since the invention of writing until Google was invented.
It is possible to find at least one library in every city in the world. Some libraries are magnificent architectural structures designed with very beautiful architecture. The ambiance in these libraries is quite impressive. There have been times when I went to libraries just to enjoy that ambiance. In fact, when I go to a new city, my priority has been to find the most beautiful library in that city (after I’ve had my fill:) ).
There are also many libraries in Hamburg. The most important of these is Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky.
However, the departmental libraries of the University of Hamburg are also very functional. I am among those who use the law school library quite frequently.
Although there are sufficient libraries in Hamburg, I can say that it lags behind other cities in terms of architecturally impressive libraries. For instance, there are no magnificent libraries in Hamburg, such as the Clementinum in Prague, the Beyazıt State Library in Istanbul, the Admond Abbey Library in Austria, and the Escorial Library in Spain. However, Hamburg libraries are quite adequate in terms of the works they contain.
The work areas are very meticulous. The only thing missing is that the libraries are not open 24 hours. In my opinion, libraries are places that should never be closed. We do not know when people will need information.
Finally, I must say that after Google was invented, libraries functioned mostly as students‘ study places. For this reason, I think that every library should at least have comfortable sofa beds to sleep in.
Bye, your Ömer