We can smell the leather-bound books and rich mahogany all the way from here. And we love it. These temples to literature and learning are extraordinary because their very walls radiate imagination.
Click through to learn more about the jewels set in our nation's universities. Discover which has its own snack bar, which was built to look like the British Parliament, and in which one you can see a flash mob do the Harlem Shake. Then tell us in the comments about the library you love best.
This article was created as part of the social action campaign for the documentary TEACH, produced by TakePart's parent company, Participant Media, in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates.