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America Library of Geneva
A non-profit subscription library based out of Geneva, Switzerland, serving the English speaking community.
http://www.amlib.ch/

American Antiquarian Society
Research library in Massachusetts specialising in American history and culture up to 1876. History, catalogues, online exhibits and guides to the collection.
http://www.americanantiquarian.org/

American Library in Angers, France
A branch of the American Library in Paris, offering activities, a newsletter, and access to the online catalog. Site in French and English.
http://www.ellia.org/

American Library in Paris
A private, non-profit English-language library in Paris, France since 1920. Information on membership, collections, services, and events.
http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/

Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Non-profit, member-supported library founded in 1814 to collect materials "connected with the history and antiquities of America, and the useful arts, and generally to disseminate useful knowledge"; online catalog, exhibit information, and grant applications available.
http://www.philaathenaeum.org/

Chawton House Library & Study Centre
Centre for the Study of Early English Women's Writing, 1600-1830, in Jane Austen's former home. Online texts, history and access.
http://www.chawton.org/

Chetham's Library
Founded in 1653 in Manchester, England and open free of charge. History, list of manuscripts and online catalogue.
http://www.chethams.org.uk/

Denver Zine Library
Publicly accessible collection of over 3,000 zines. Includes events schedule, online catalog, or directions.
http://www.denverzinelibrary.org/

J.R. Ritman Library - Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica
Features a large collection of works in the Hermetic-Christian tradition. Information on exhibitions and scholarly conferences. Online articles and visiting details.
http://www.ritmanlibrary.nl/

Library of the Boston Athenaeum
A membership and research library with special collections in Boston history, New England state and local history, biography, English and American history, literature, and arts.
http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/

Marsh's Library
The earliest public library in Ireland, built in 1701, with contemporary religious and scientific collections. Online catalogue.
http://www.marshlibrary.ie/

Mechanics' Institute Library
The Mechanics' Institute Library is a general interest membership library and chess club located at 57 Post Street in San Francisco's business district.
http://www.milibrary.org/

Mercantile Library of New York
Subscription library dedicated to the promotion of literature. Membership information, facilities and programs.
http://www.mercantilelibrary.org/

Newberry Library
Independent research library with a focus on the humanities is privately funded, but free and open to the public.
http://www.newberry.org/

Providence Athenaeum (Rhode Island)
An independent membership library; provides a collection of books and other materials to all who love reading, appreciate literature, and enjoy cultural discovery.
http://www.providenceathenaeum.org/

The Birmingham & Midland Institute Library
Book collection dating from 1799 and music library. Events, membership and location map.
http://www.bmi.org.uk/library.html

The Indian and Colonial Research Center
Research library specializing in Colonial and Native American history.
http://www.theicrc.org/

The Linen Hall Library
Subscription library with unique collections of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, genealogical sources, graphic images and ephemera for Irish and local studies.
http://www.linenhall.com/

The Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne
History and photographs of this subscription library offering books, magazines and CDs. Programme of free events and children's page.
http://www.litandphil.org.uk/

The London Library
Scholarly subscription library in central London collecting principally in the humanities. History, collections, membership information and online catalogue.
http://www.londonlibrary.co.uk/

The New York Society Library
Subscription library with public access to the reading and reference rooms only; members may borrow books. Information for members and the general public.
http://www.nysoclib.org/

The Portico Library and Gallery
A UK subscription library from Manchester featuring 19th century literature, local school exhibits, artist submissions, and gallery.
http://www.theportico.org.uk/

The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine
Research library in London, open to the public free of charge. Catalogues of books, archives and images.
http://wellcomelibrary.org/

The Wiener Library
Modern Jewish history collection in London with special reference to Nazism and antisemitism. Events, facilities and history of the library.
http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/

Village Learning Place
A non-profit community-based library, learning center, educational garden, and technology center serving diverse populations in Baltimore, Maryland (US).
http://villagelearningplace.org/