Snapshot: 10 Photos of the Most Epic Libraries in the U.K.

With the digital age making information available at the click of a button, it’s easy for some to forget about the draw of a library. But there’s nothing like walking into a library, with so much material in front of you, all under one roof. The best bit, it’s quiet!

Let’s take a peek at some of the U.K.’s impressive libraries with this snapshot of 10 photos:

(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Guys, turn around, there’s so much inside! The British Library, in London, has preserved a copy of every book, pamphlet, magazine and newspaper published in Britain. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

British Library and St. Pancras station beyond, London, England,

The British Library is offset by the St. Pancras station. (Charles Bowman/Robert Harding/AP)

Entranceway the British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Just in case you forget where you are. (Ethel Davies/Robert Harding/AP)

Visitors sitting in front of Statue of Charles Darwin outside Pu ... (Peter Barritt/Robert Harding/AP)

Visitors sit in front of the Charles Darwin statue outside of the Shrewsbury public library in Shropshire, England. (Peter Barritt/Robert Harding/AP)

Central Library and tram, Manchester, England, United Kingdom ... (Charles Bowman/Robert Harding/AP)

Manchester, England’s Central Library is accessible by tram. (Charles Bowman/Robert Harding/AP)

Central Library, St. Peter's Square, Manchester, England, United (Peter Richardson/Robert)

The Central Library was built between 1930 and 1934. (Peter Richardson/Robert)

Eton College Library, Eton, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom (Robert Harding Productions/AP)

Eton College Library, located in Eton, Berkshire, England, was built between 1725 and 1729. (Robert Harding Productions/AP)

The Royal Exchange, now Stirling Library, Glasgow, Scotland, Uni (Adam Woolfitt/Robert Harding/AP)

The Stirling’s Library was moved into the Gallery of Modern Art, in Glasgow, Scotland in 1954. (Adam Woolfitt/Robert Harding/AP)

The Radcliffe Camera, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingd ... (Neale Clark/Robert Harding/AP)

Oxford’s Radcliffe Camera was completed in 1749. (Neale Clark/Robert Harding/AP)

Earl of Pembroke statue, Bodleian Library, Oxford, Oxfordshire ... (Jean Brooks/Robert Harding/AP)

The combined collections of the Bodleian Libraries, also at Oxford, number more than 11 million printed items. (Jean Brooks/Robert Harding/AP)

When was the last time you made a visit to the library?

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