When is the last time you went to a library? Go on, be honest - and no, the magazine rack in the waiting room of your favourite gents' spa doesn't count.
We'd hazard that it wasn't in the past decade - and that's being conservative if our quick straw poll of the EDGAR office is anything to go by.
And to be fair, libraries are a waste of time when you can Google whatever research you need from the comfort of your own home...
Or at least that's what we thought until we saw these stunning examples. If we had any of these as our local, then we would be more than happy to swap our laptop for a visit to the library.
Here are 20 of the most stunning libraries from all over the world.