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The George Peabody Library, Baltimore
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The George Peabody Library, formerly known as the Library of the Peabody Institute, is the 19th-century focused research library of The Johns Hopkins University. It is located on the Peabody campus at West Mount Vernon Place in the Mount Vernon-Belvedere historic cultural neighborhood north of downtown Baltimore, Maryland, across from the landmark Washington Monument. The collections are available for use by the general public, in keeping with the famous Baltimorean merchant/banker/financier/philanthropist George Peabody's goal to create a library "for the free use of all persons who desire to consult it."
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TripAdvisor
  • My grandmother is a graduate of the Peabody School of Music and we recently took a tour of the library. The place is gorgeous! 
  • You cannot tell how beautiful the interior of the library is from the outside. Go inside and be amazed as you are surrounded by thousands of books in a spacious 5-story room with detailed ornamentatio...  more »
  • This beautiful building holds over 300,000 books belonging to George Peabody. None can be taken out however. Exhibitions are held in a downstairs gallery that are worthwhile. 
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  • Waist of time! I seen pictures of this library on Pinterest and on traveling websites so I decided to travel from Ohio to Maryland to see this library that i fell in love with. I was so excited to see this library and when I showed up just to find out that you are not allowed to touch any books, go into any of the little cubicle area of the shelfs of books or even up on a different level of the library! I was crushed. It was a beautiful library but I already experienced that with the photos. Thats why i say don't waist time with this library when planning a vacation. If you're in the area go see it but if not don't waste your time. What u get in the pictures is all there is for non staff people
  • Brilliant experience, just make sure you aren't disturbing the readers!
  • Books and books in a beautiful setting. Quiet please since this is an actual working library.
  • Most beautiful library!
  • Beautiful library