The Abbey Library of Saint Gall was founded by Saint Othmar, the founder of the Abbey of St. The library collection is the oldest in Switzerland, and is one of earliest and most important monastic libraries in the world.
The Pierpont Morgan Library in NYC is one of the grandest libraries in the United States. It was designed by Charles McKim and built in 1906 to house the private library of financier J. Morgan & cost million dollars (at that time!) to build.