10 libraries to visit with Google Street View

Westerville Library - visit it via Google Street View

Westerville Library is one of the libraries that offer Google Street View interior tours

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.

Note: the page may load longer than usual, as all ten Street View Indoor Tours are embedded in the post.

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.

Google Street View is a great way 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

1. Bentley University Library

Address: 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA, United States
Website: bentley.edu

2. Cleveland Public Library

Address: 795 Church St NE, Cleveland, TN, United States
Website: clevelandlibrary.org

3. Canton Public Library

Address: 1200 S Canton Center Rd, Canton, MI, United States
Website: cantonpl.org

4. Plymouth District Library

Address: 223 S Main St, Plymouth, MI, United States
Website: plymouthlibrary.org

5. London Public Library

Address: 30 N Centre Rd London, ON N5X 3W1 Canada‎
Website: londonpubliclibrary.ca

6. Homewood Public Library

Address: 1721 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL, United States
Website: homewoodpubliclibrary.org

7. Jonathan Bourne Library

Address: 19 Sandwich Rd, Bourne, MA, United States
Website: bournelibrary.org

8. Westerville Library

Address: 126 S State St, Westerville, OH, United States
Website: westervillelibrary.org

9. Mokena Community Public Library

Address: 11327 195th St, Mokena, IL, United States
Website: mokena.lib.il.us

10. Russell (Township of) Public Library

Address: 559N Russell Rd, Russell, ON, Canada
Website: www.russellbiblio.com

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