The Top 5 Largest Libraries in the World

  Library Location Approx Number of Items Year Founded
1 British Library London, England 170 million+ 1973
2 Library of Congress Washington DC, United States 160 million+ 1800
3 Library and Archives Canada Ottawa, Canada 54 million 1953
4 New York Public Library New York City, U.S.A. 53.1 million 1895
5 Russian State Library Moscow, Russia 44.4 million 1895
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Sources: Research 2015.

List Notes: This list is rated by total number of items in a library's collection.
Largest Libraries in the World

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