6 Abandoned Libraries

I’m a huge fan of abandoned places and just love the idea of urban exploration.  If you also find that deserted places hold a sense of mystery and adventure, you may want to check out these six abandoned libraries!

1)Mark Twain Branch Detroit Public Library


This Detroit public library branch was built in 1914 with funds donated by Andrew Carnegie.  It was closed on  December 21st, 2011.

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For More Info: http://www.detroiturbex.com/content/parksandrec/twain


2) Detroit Public Schools Book Depository/ Roosevelt Park Warehouse


One Detroit’s many ruins is this school book depository where the public school system used to store its books.

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For More Info: http://www.sweet-juniper.com/2007/11/it-will-rise-from-ashes.html


3) East St. Louis Library


Some 10,000 books were mistakenly left behind when the library relocated (they were retrieved 4 years later).

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For More Info: http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/archive/alnews2004/august2004abc/eaststlouis


4) Berkyn Manor Library


 This abandoned manor house was once home to John Milton.  It’s located in the English countryside.

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For More Info: http://www.abandonedplaygrounds.com/the-berkyn-bull-manor-abandoned-and-derelict-in-berkshire/


5) Abandoned School Library off the Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail, Hong Kong


Hikers photographed this former school library in Hong Kong.

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For More Info:  http://www.hkwalkers.net/eng/trail_list/country_trail/Yuen_Tsuen_Ancient_Trail/introduction.htm


6) Pripyat Library


The small town of Pripyat in Russia was built for the  workers at the Chernobyl power station.

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For More Info: http://englishrussia.com/2006/09/13/lost-city-of-chernobyl/