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The British Library (London, UK)

Holding over 150 million items from different countries, the British Library receives 8,000 copies per day from the publications across the UK and Ireland. It includes 14 million books and every year three million items are added to the library occupying 9.6 km of new shelf space.

The library is the national library of the United Kingdom and is situated between the Euston and St. Pacras railway stations in London. Established in 1973, some of the famous collections of this library include the Diamond Sutra, a notebook of Leonardo da Vinci, Codez Arundel, Gutenberg Bibles and Lewis Carroll’s famous manuscript of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.

Trivia: If you looked at five items in the library every day, it would take you 80,000 years to see the entire collection.