There is nothing like taking an afternoon and going to the library. A library has a lot of offer, books, internet access, videos to rent, historic documents to see, and well it is your free passport to culture, libraries are the perfect place. A perfect place indeed but there are libraries out there that offer a little more than just culture and that little more would be ghosts.
That being said I’ve scourged the internet to find some of these so called haunted libraries from the UK to Mexico, these five places are filled with ghost activity. These ghosts don’t hesitant to haunt some great places like the British Library for one. If ghosts and books excite and interest you well then take a look at the list and see which 5 libraries made the cut.
If you believe that your library is haunted well you’re not alone, many of us have had that thought. There is something strange about being the last one in the library when it’s eerily quiet and your surrounded with old books and the history. Anyway, if you want to share anymore libraries that are haunted in the comment area then please do!
Britannica, “Haunted Libraries Around The World”
Ireland: Marsh’s Library
Marsh’s Library is located in Dublin, Ireland and it was founded in 1701 by Archbishop Narcissus March. Marsh’s Library was actually the first Public Library in Ireland.
Anyway many have reported seeing the creator of the Library, Marsh himself roaming around the library. He is known to like moving the books around and then the next day it’s all back in order. He has somewhat of a sense of humor it seems then. Some also say that he is searching for a letter and that is why he still roams but he could also be a nosy ghost and making sure his library is in good condition.
Mexico: Morelia Public Library
Morelia Public Library in Michoacan, Mexico is known for it’s history, beauty, and ghosts! The library dates back from the 17th century where it was first know as the Temple of the Company of Jesus. In 1930 after being used for many functions it was made into a library.
According to reports a nun dressed in blue that dates back from the 16th century has been haunting the library for many years. Also even one of the members of the library quite because of the ghostly activity, many have said that they get a paralyzed feeling and they felt like a strange unknown presence was around them!
Scotland: Rammerscales House
The Rammerscales House is located in Dumfries in Scotland. It’s a 18th century Georgian house that has an impressive library with it’s Jacobite relics, books, and 20th century paintings, sculptures, and tapestries.
But this 18th century home didn’t lose it’s former owner, James Mounsey who likes to spend his time in the library. He must be a frightening ghost because legend has it that two people in World War II Scotland were spending a night in Rammerscales and were so frightened by the ghost of Mounsey that they decided to sleep in the stables!
Australia: State Library of Victoria
State Library of Victoria is located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and the library holds over 2 million books, it has historical diaries, and it has the armor of Ned Kelly! The library was established in 1854.
So this library has it’s books and impressive history but it has it’s ghosts too! One ghost in particular is a deceased librarian who likes to hang out in the child’s books. Maybe she remembers reading to the child and how much joy it bought them!
Another ghost is an unknown gentleman who likes to roam the library halls. Security guards have seen strange things like on the stairs they would see glowing balls which were probably orbs!
The UK: The British Library
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and it has wide range of things for any researcher out there. It indeed seems to a very impressive place and a must place for any librarian fanatic to see before they depart.
Speaking of departing some don’t ever want to depart of the place but do we really blame them? According to the Sunday Times, in an 1996 article they reported of workmen who were remodeling the library who they said that they saw a man in 18th century clothing weeping! Not sure why the ghostly man was weeping but maybe he didn’t much care for the changes. All joking aside it is a known fact that ghosts don’t like change and that’s when a lot of activity starts happening when someone is remodeling a home or a public building.