I used to refer to Armstrong Browning Library as Baylor’s “hidden jewel.” But given the growing number of honors the library has received of late, I don’t think that’s accurate anymore.
The latest recognition came from the BBC (in conjunction with Lonely Planet), which named Armstrong Browning one of America’s five most beautiful college libraries. (ABL was joined on the list by libraries at Johns Hopkins, Cornell, UCLA and the Rhode Island School of Design.)
If you’ve never been inside the library, you’re missing out. Armstrong Browning is open 9-5 on weekdays and 10-2 on Saturday; call ahead (254-710-4960) to inquire about a free guided tour. Until you can make it down, this photo gallery will give you some sense of the ABL’s beauty.
Sic ’em, Armstrong Browning Library!
You might also like:
* Mental Floss names Armstrong Browning Library one of the nation’s 10 most beautiful libraries (Nov. 2012)
* Media coverage of Baylor Libraries ‘Browning Letters’ project draws thousands of eyes to Baylor (Feb. 2012)
* Armstrong Browning Library named one of the 50 most beautiful college libraries in the world (Jan. 2012)