Welcome to George Peabody Library's Wunderkammer!

From dandies in danger to the lusty dramas of educated fleas, the George Peabody Library proves that the past was indeed STRANGE! Visit us in Baltimore (don't worry, in addition to the strange things depicted here, we also have plenty of old and rare and classy books, too).

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9am -5pm; Friday 9-3

Address: 17 East Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 410-234-4943

Libguide: http://bit.ly/g1UsTk

Email: hherr1@jhu.edu

Architectural drawing of yore featuring the Peabody Library’s beautiful and dramatic skylight, a skylight which could very well be a time portal.  Seriously, if you are ever studying in the Peabody during a thunderstorm, you really do think you are going to see a pterodactyl flapping its wings against the glass!

Architectural drawing of yore featuring the Peabody Library’s beautiful and dramatic skylight, a skylight which could very well be a time portal.  Seriously, if you are ever studying in the Peabody during a thunderstorm, you really do think you are going to see a pterodactyl flapping its wings against the glass!

These photos are totally gorgeous, right?  Well, they were taken by JHU undergrad Matthew Petroff!  You can see other amazing photos of the Peabody Library (including one from the rooftop!) at this year’s Baltimore Book Festival (September 27-29).  That’s right!  The Peabody Library will be open all weekend long!  Visit us and view beautiful photographs by the mastermind who created the incredible 360 view of the library!

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Always wanted to visit the Peabody Library, but just never got around to it?  Well,  now you can thanks to this amazing 360 view by JHU undergrad Matthew Petroff!

A beautifully captured photo of our library, taken on June 2007. Look how pretty it is! [Credits for the image go to photographer N. Barker.]

A beautifully captured photo of our library, taken on June 2007. Look how pretty it is! [Credits for the image go to photographer N. Barker.]

Another amazing shot of Peabody from photographer N. Barker, June 2007.

Another amazing shot of Peabody from photographer N. Barker, June 2007.

A close-up of the architectural details that, aside from the books and our wonderful library users, makes the George Peabody Library so beautiful — Corinthian pilasters, gilt work, and lovely florets!
Photograph taken by N. Barker

A close-up of the architectural details that, aside from the books and our wonderful library users, makes the George Peabody Library so beautiful — Corinthian pilasters, gilt work, and lovely florets!

Photograph taken by N. Barker