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Although at the very early stage, Google Street View is being used not only outside but also inside buildings. From several institutions and businesses that can benefit from using this advanced tool, bookstores and libraries are the ones that stand out – they offer the magic of being among the best of all friends: books. Being in such a place makes you want read something now.
In this post I’d like to introduce you to great libraries, which are most probably not in your neighborhood, but you can visit them in seconds without leaving your chair. It’s the power of the virtual world delivered by Google Street View. No geographical restrictions apply in this case.
Google Street View is a great idea to promote libraries and bookstores, and most importantly interior tours (if they exist) are a part of Google+ pages. If you’re interested in entering Google Street View Partner Program, here are the details. Google’s trusted photographers can schedule photo shoots in a few major cities in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and UK.
Before the list, let me share a quick hint on how to find libraries that offer Google Street View tours. As I said, you can find Google Street View widgets on Google+ pages – with “See Inside” title. The most effective way is to perform a search inside Google+. Copy and paste the line below in Google web search:
site:plus.google.com "public library" "see inside"
You can start tours in the embedded windows shown below. Click in the upper right corner to switch to full screen view.
10 libraries to visit with Google Street View
Bentley University Library
Address: 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA, United States
Cleveland Public Library
Address: 795 Church St NE, Cleveland, TN, United States
Canton Public Library
Address: 1200 S Canton Center Rd, Canton, MI, United States
Plymouth District Library
Address: 223 S Main St, Plymouth, MI, United States
London Public Library
Address: 30 N Centre Rd London, ON N5X 3W1 Canada
Homewood Public Library
Address: 1721 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL, United States
Jonathan Bourne Library
Address: 19 Sandwich Rd, Bourne, MA, United States
Address: 126 S State St, Westerville, OH, United States
Mokena Community Public Library
Address: 11327 195th St, Mokena, IL, United States
Russell (Township of) Public Library
Address: 559N Russell Rd, Russell, ON, Canada