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Contents
Acknowledgments	vii
Introduction	1
How to Use the Book	3
World Records for National Libraries
 1. Oldest national libraries founded before 1700	7
 2. Largest national libraries with over 10 million books	12
 3. 5 largest national libraries in the Asia-Pacific region	16
 4. 5 largest national libraries in Latin America	18
 5. 6 largest national libraries in Africa and the Middle East	19
World Records for Public and
Subscription Libraries
 6. Largest public libraries with over 5 million books	00
 7. 5 largest public libraries in Europe	00
 8. 2 largest city public libraries in the U.K.	00
 9. 4 largest county public libraries in the U.K.	00
10. Public library with the largest collection of medical books in the U.K.	00
11. Busiest public library	00
12. Busiest public library in the U.K.	00
13. Largest existing circulating library in the U.K.	00
14. 2 largest public libraries in France	00
15. 2 largest public libraries in Germany	00
16. Public libraries with the largest budgets in the U.S.	00
17. States with the largest library budgets in the U.S.	00
18. States with the smallest library budget in the U.S.	00
19. 2 largest public libraries in Asia	00
20. 3 largest public libraries in Latin American	00
21. 2 largest public libraries in the Middle East	00
22. 2 largest public libraries in Africa	00
23. Countries with the largest number of public libraries	00
24. Countries with the largest number of public libraries per capita	00
25. G-8 country with the smallest number of public libraries per capita	00
26. 6 oldest public libraries in Europe	00
27. 3 oldest subscription or commercial circulating libraries in the U.K.	00
28. 10 oldest public libraries in the U.K.	00
29. Oldest public library in Russia	00
30. Oldest public library in Germany	00
31. First subscription library in the U.S.	00
32. 10 oldest public libraries in the U.S.	00
33. 5 oldest public libraries in Latin America	00
34. 5 oldest public libraries in the Caribbean Islands	00
35. Oldest subscription library in Canada	00
36. Oldest public library in Canada	00
37. Oldest subscription library in Asia	00
38. Oldest public libraries in Asia	00
39. Oldest public libraries in Australia	00
40. Oldest public libraries in the Middle East	00
41. Oldest public library in Africa	00
42. First public library commemorative coins of the millennium	00
43. First public library commemorative postage stamp	00
World Records for University
and Academic Libraries
44. Largest academic libraries with over 7 million books	00
45. 10 largest university or academic libraries in Europe	00
46. 8 largest university libraries in the U.K.	00
47. 6 largest university libraries in France	00
48. 6 largest university libraries in Germany	00
49. 5 largest university libraries in Italy	00
50. 6 largest university libraries in Austria and Switzerland	00
51. 6 largest university libraries in Spain and Portugal	00
52. 5 largest university libraries in Scandinavia	00
53. 5 largest university libraries in Belgium and the Netherlands	00
54. 2 largest university libraries in Ireland	00
55. 2 largest university libraries in the Vatican City	00
56. 2 largest university libraries in Greece	00
57. 7 largest university libraries in Russia	00
58. 10 largest university libraries in East Europe	00
59. 5 largest university libraries in Canada	00
60. 6 largest university libraries in Japan	00
61. 5 largest university libraries in China	00
62. 15 largest university libraries in the Asia Pacific region	00
63. 10 largest university libraries in Latin America	00
64. 10 largest university libraries in the Middle East	00
 65. 5 largest university libraries in Africa	00
 66. 10 oldest university libraries in the world and the Middle East	00
 67. Earliest academic library in Europe	00
 68. 10 oldest university libraries in Europe	00
 69. 5 oldest university libraries in the U.K.	00
 70. 5 oldest university libraries in France	00
 71. 5 oldest university libraries in Germany	00
 72. 5 oldest university libraries in Spain	00
 73. 10 oldest university libraries in Eastern Europe	00
 74. 12 other significant early university libraries in Western Europe	00
 75. 5 oldest university libraries in the Asia Pacific Region	00
 76. 10 oldest university libraries in the Americas	00
 77. 5 oldest university libraries in Africa	00
World Records for Specialty Libraries 
and Archives
 78. 6 largest medical libraries	00
 79. Largest biomedical and scientific periodicals library	00
 80. Oldest dental school library	00
 81. Oldest medical school libraries	00
 82. Oldest medical school library in the U.S.	00
 83. Oldest medical school library in Asia	00
 84. Oldest medical school library in the U.K.	00
 85. 5 largest medical libraries in the U.K.	00
 86. Largest pharmaceutical libraries	00
 87. Largest international medical library	00
 88. Largest medical library in Scandinavia	00
 89. Largest library in Europe on deafness and hearing loss	00
 90. Largest library for political science and economics	00
 91. Largest library specializing in geography	00
 92. Largest library in the Middle East devoted to oil exploration	00
 93. Largest engineering libraries	00
 94. Largest music library	00
 95. Largest poetry library	00
 96. Largest film and television library in Europe	00
 97. Largest agricultural libraries	00
 98. Largest zoological library	00
 99. Largest botanical library	00
100. 6 largest military libraries	00
101. Largest library in the U.K. on prison services	00
102. Largest law library	00
103. Largest law libraries in Europe and Asia	00
104. Largest art library	00
105. 2 largest libraries with in Europe specialized collections of books on Africa	00
106. Largest astronomy library	00
107. Largest libraries in Europe specializing in education	00
108. Largest social sciences library	00
109. Largest religious libraries	00
110. Oldest library devoted to women in the U.K.	00
111. Largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works	00
112. Oldest national archives	00
113. Oldest national archives in the Americas	00
114. Oldest national archives in the Middle East	00
115. Oldest national archives in Asia	00
116. Oldest national archives in Africa	00
Miscellaneous World Records for Libraries
117. 18 major libraries that have suffered devastating fires or natural disasters	00
118. Library with the most branches worldwide	00
119. Oldest private library in the U.S.	00
120. Most expensive library	00
121. 14 major films that featured libraries	00
122. Some notable people who have worked in libraries or as librarians	00
123. 40 translations for "library" around the world	00
124. Earliest libraries	00
World Records for Books, Periodicals
and Bookstores
125. 10 oldest existing written works	00
126. Earliest written works in German	00
127. Earliest written works in Mayan	00
128. Earliest written works in Arabic	00
129. Earliest written works in Japanese	00
130. Earliest written works in French	00
131. Earliest written works in Spanish	00
132. Earliest written works in English and Irish	00
133. Earliest written works in Dutch	00
134. Earliest written works from Africa	00
135. Oldest medical written works	00
136. 2 oldest existing books made from paper	00
137. First book printed with movable type	00
138. First book printed in English	00
139. First book printed in English in the U.K.	00
140. First book printed in English in the U.S.	00
141. First book printed in French	00
142. First book printed in Italian	00
143. First book printed in Spanish	00
144. First book printed in Russian	00
145. First books printed in Scandinavia	00
146. First book printed in Irish	00
147. First book printed in Farsi	00
148. First book printed in Hebrew	00
149. First book printed in Hindi	00
150. First book printed in Turkish	00
151. First book printed in Latin America	00
152. First book printed in Africa	00
153. First book printed in Southeast Asia	00
154. Largest collection of books printed before 1501	00
155. 5 earliest dates in copyright	00
156. First regular newspapers	00
157. First printed magazines	00
158. First scholarly or academic journal published in the U.K.	00
159. First law journal	00
160. First medical journal	00
161. First paperbacks	00
162. Earliest professional handbooks for librarians	00
163. Most popular handbook for librarians in the U.S.	00
164. Oldest existing library periodical	00
165. First library serials in the U.S.	00
166. Oldest and largest general reference book in the English language	00
167. Largest general reference book in the French language	00
168. Biggest and smallest books	00
169. Most overdue library book	00
170. Most popular author among library users in the U.K.	00
171. First major book-burning ritual	00
172. 12 most expensive books	00
173. 5 earliest writers of dictionaries in English	00
174. Oldest book museum	00
175. Oldest continuously trading bookstore in Europe	00
176. Oldest existing bookstore	00
177. First book club	00
178. Largest bookstore	00
179. Largest online bookstore	00
180. Largest online bookstore in Europe	00
181. Largest online bookstore in Asia	00
182. Largest online bookstore in Latin America	00
183. Largest online bookstore in Africa	00
184. Largest online bookstore in the Middle East	00
185. Largest bookstores around the world	00
186. Largest publishers of books	00
187. Countries with the largest number of books published in more than
 10 major local languages	00
188. Largest annual book fair	00
189. Largest annual book fair in the U.S.	00
190. Largest annual book fair in Asia	00
191. Largest annual book fair in Latin America	00
192. Largest annual book fair in the Middle East	00
193. Largest annual book fair in Africa	00
World Records for Library Buildings
194. Oldest existing library buildings	00
195. First library building to use extensive electrical lighting	00
196. 8 tallest library buildings	00
197. 5 largest library buildings	00
198. 3 largest university library buildings	00
199. 4 largest public library buildings	00
200. Largest scientific and technical library building	00
201. Most fascinating library buildings	00
202. 10 most fascinating national library buildings	00
203. 10 most fascinating university library buildings	00
204. 10 most fascinating public library buildings	00
205. 10 other fascinating library buildings	00
World Records for Library Catalogs,
Databases and Technology
206. Oldest library classification scheme	00
207. Most popular library cataloging principles	00
208. Largest national library catalog	00
209. Largest national union library catalog in Europe	00
210. Largest unified university library catalog in the U.S.	00
211. Largest unified university library catalog in the U.K.	00
212. Largest unified library catalog in France	00
213. Largest unified international library catalog	00
214. First computerized library catalog or OPAC	00
215. First library OPAC in the U.S.	00
216. First library OPAC in Europe	00
217. First library OPAC in Australia	00
218. First public library OPAC in the U.K.	00
219. First companies to develop library OPACs	00
220. First library to make use of microfilm	00
221. First major computer database	00
222. First and largest database host	00
223. First database host in France	00
224. First database host in the U.K.	00
225. First database host in Germany	00
226. Largest database host in Russia	00
227. First database host to introduce networked CD-ROM access	00
228. Largest database host in Europe	00
229. Oldest database host in Europe	00
230. Largest database host in Japan	00
231. Largest database host in Scandinavia	00
232. First indexing service	00
233. First citation indexes	00
234. Largest citation index database service	00
235. First major KWIC indexing service	00
236. First table-of-contents database	00
237. First and largest full-text databases	00
238. Largest commercially available microform collection	00
239. Largest electronic information services	00
240. Largest periodicals database	00
241. Largest collection of electronic journals	00
242. First major reference book on CD-ROM	00
243. Oldest electronic newspaper coverage	00
244. Largest producers of newspapers on CD-ROM	00
245. Largest database on the latest books published in English	00
246. Largest company information databases	00
247. Largest database on businesses in the U.S.	00
248. Largest database on companies in the U.K.	00
249. Largest database on companies in Germany	00
250. Largest English language database on companies in Japan	00
251. Largest economics and financial database in Japanese	00
252. Largest business and economics periodicals databases	00
253. Largest collection of U.S. legal databases	00
254. Second largest U.S. legal databases and largest European legal databases	00
255. 3 largest U.K. legal databases	00
256. Largest Canadian legal databases	00
257. First and largest biomedical database	00
258. First and largest printed medical indexing service	00
259. Largest biomedical and pharmaceutical database in Europe	00
260. Largest DNA database	00
261. Largest agricultural databases	00
262. Largest biological abstracting and indexing service	00
263. Largest zoological databases	00
264. Largest science and technology database in Asia	00
265. Largest chemical abstracting and indexing service	00
266. Largest engineering abstracting and indexing service	00
267. Largest civil engineering database	00
268. Largest electrical and electronic engineering database	00
269. Largest technical standards database	00
270. Largest database on pulp and paper industries	00
271. Largest database in psychology	00
272. Largest genealogical database	00
273. Largest index to journal articles and documents in education	00
274. Largest bibliographic database on transportation information	00
275. Largest library and information science abstracting and indexing service	00
276. First commercial information brokerage	00
277. Most popular stand-alone bibliographic database software	00
278. Largest online information event in the U.K.	00
279. Largest online information event in Germany	00
280. Largest online information event in France	00
281. Largest online information event in the U.S.	00
282. Largest digital images database	00
283. Largest patent databases	00
284. Largest patent database in Europe	00
285. Largest database of U.S. patents	00
286. Largest database on chemical and pharmaceutical patents	00
287. Most popular CD-ROM information retrieval software used in libraries
 to access networked CD-ROM databases	00
288. First major CD-ROM database used in libraries	00
289. Largest search engine	00
290. Largest archives of web pages	00
291. Largest document supply service and inter-lending service	00
292. Largest scientific document supply services	00
293. Largest library network or consortium	00
294. Largest providers of subscription services for libraries	00
295. Oldest providers of subscription services for libraries	00
296. Largest electronic trading services for libraries in the U.K.	00
297. 10 greatest inventions used in libraries today	00
World Records for Library and
Information Science Organizations
298. First library school	00
299. Oldest accredited library school in North America	00
300. 5 oldest university library schools in Europe	00
301. Oldest university library school in Asia	00
302. Oldest university library school in the Middle East	00
303. First university in the U.S. to offer an extensive program in information
 science	00
304. First university in the U.K. to offer an extensive program in information
 science	00
305. Top 10 U.S. library schools for the year 2000	00
306. Largest national library association	00
307. Largest and first national library association in Europe	00
308. First national library association in Asia	00
309. First national library association in the Middle East	00
310. Largest national information science association	00
311. Most prestigious award for U.K. and European information scientists	00
312. First full time paid librarian in the U.K.	00
313. 6 libraries with over 800 staff members and the annual budgets	00
314. 212 largest and most important libraries	00
315. 95 oldest libraries	00
Saint Jerome, the Librarian's Patron Saint	000
Godfrey Oswald's 18 Greatest Texts of All Time	000
Bibliography	000
Index	000
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Libraries Miscellanea, Books Miscellanea, Information resources Miscellanea, Information services Miscellanea