Though most of us probably don't use libraries nearly as much as we should - damn you, the internet, with your instant, non-papery information - libraries can be absolutely wonderful places. Full of stories, nice and quiet, and free for everyone.
Here we present some of the most breathtaking libraries in the world. Gaze upon them, then go to your local library and make use of its glorious facilities. Maybe even hug a librarian - but ask first.