History of Libraries

Ancient Libraries

1900 BC
1300 BC - 1200 BC
1000 BC

Very Early Libraries

300 BC
Approx. 150 BC
Approx. 20 BC - Approx. 10 CE
48 AD - 642 AD

Early Libraries

Approx. 500
638
960 - 1279

Islamic/Arabic Libraries

700 - 900
830
938
945 - 1055

Later/Modern Libraries

1400 - 1500
1600 - 1800
1875