From education to escapism, libraries can be a sanctuary for the public and students. Whilst most library-goers get stuck in with a book, others appreciate them for their architecture, design and beauty.
Interested in making learning more exciting, Theknowledgeacademy.com sought to establish the world’s most popular beautiful university libraries according to Instagram data.
|The World’s Top 20 Instagrammable University Libraries|
|Rank||Library name||University name||Location||Instagram hashtags|
|1.||Radcliffe Camera||Oxford University||Oxford, England||40,394|
|2.||John Rylands Library||University of Manchester||Manchester, England||22,135|
|3.||Trinity College Library||Trinity College||Dublin, Ireland||18,339|
|4.||Suzzallo Library||University of Washington||Washington, USA||6,670|
|5.||Butler Library||Columbia University||New York, USA||3,666|
|6.||Widener Library||Harvard University||Massachusetts, USA||3,025|
|7.||The Maughan Library||King’s College London||London, England||3,014|
|8.||Powell Library||UCLA||Los Angeles, USA||2,882|
|9.||Biblioteca Joanina||Coimbra University||Coimbra, Portugal||2,853|
|10.||George Peabody Library||Johns Hopkins University||Maryland, USA||2,748|
|11.||Cambridge University Library||University of Cambridge||Cambridge, England||2,124|
|12.||Sterling Memorial Library||Yale University||Connecticut, USA||2,029|
|13.||Bobst Library||New York University||New York, USA||1,990|
|14.||Weston Library||Oxford University||Oxford, England||1,855|
|15.||Senate House Library||University of London||London, England||1,595|
|16.||TU Delft Library||University of Technology||Delft, Netherlands||1,584|
|17.||LSE Library||The London School of Economics and Political Science||London, England||1,470|
|18.||The Sir Duncan Rice Library||Aberdeen University||Aberdeen, Scotland||1,370|
|19.||Manchester Metropolitan University Library||Manchester Metropolitan University||Manchester, England||1,143|
|20.||Uris Library||Cornell University||New York, USA||864|
- The university library with the most Instagram hashtags (40,394) is Radcliffe Camera, Oxford University
- The top three most Instagrammable university libraries are located in England and Ireland (Radcliffe Camera, John Rylands Library, and Trinity College Library)!
- The USA and UK both feature the most university libraries in the list (8 each)
- Portugal (Biblioteca Joanina), the Netherlands (TU Delft Library) and Scotland (The Sir Duncan Rice Library) also make the top 20
- Theknowledgeacademy.com sought to determine the world’s most Instagrammable university libraries.
- The study considered just under 300 university libraries by using reputable sources including ‘Town & Country’, ‘4icu’, ‘Best Masters Programs’, and ‘Matador Network’.
- Theknowledgeacademy.com then used Instagram to discover how many hashtags each university library has. To do this, they inserted the name of each respective library, or building, into Instagram’s search feature to establish a hashtag’s figure. Where appropriate, variations of each hashtag were also considered.
- The libraries were then ranked from most to least Instagrammed based on the total hashtag sum.
- Instagram hashtags are correct as of 22nd October 2021, but are subject to change.