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    Posted April 4, 2014 by
    PhamLeThuy
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    Ha Noi, Vietnam
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    Your favorite libraries

    Utrecht University Library, the Netherlands

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     PhamLeThuy photographed Utrecht University Library in the Netherlands while studying there back in 2012. She says the library is located at the heart of the city of Utrecht, which you can get a great view of when standing on the top floor of the library.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    I was lucky spending one year to study at Utrecht University. It is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands and one of the largest in Europe.
    Someone said that every top university has its own top library. Utrecht University is not an exception.
    Among its several libraries, my favourite one is the University City Centre Library. As its name, the library is located at the heart of the city. It looks ancient outside but modern inside. The first time I visited the library, I was impressed by the largeness of the building with hundreds of thousand books various from philosophy, arts to law, economics, ect. The library has more than 650 study places, many of which are very cozy, comfortable to study individually or in group.
    Another feature of the library attracting people is the way bookshelves are displayed that brings more free spaces to the library. The light of the walls and the covers of the books make the library bright and colourful. I could spend the whole day in this library to swim in the ocean of books.

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