Libraries exist in many countries across the world. Some are absolutey stunning such as the Vatican Library and the Reading Room Of the British Museum.

Here in the United States, there are an estimated 119,487 libraries of all kinds. A recent study was done to find the most beautiful libraries in each U.S. state!

Tech Insider looked at past and current award-winners as judged by the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association awards, and relied on our own judgment for states who have never won.

As for South Dakota, they chose the library located on the University of South Dakota Campus.

They say that the University of South Dakota as the best one in the state that features light-filled floor to ceiling windows that look out onto the Vermillion campus. Other notable libraries in neighboring states include:

  • Iowa: The Cedar Rapids Public Library
  • Minnesota: The Minneapolis Central Library
  • Nebraska: The State Library, in Lincoln
  • North Dakota: The North Dakota State Library, in Bismarck

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