The library was founded at the beginning of the 18th century by August Hermann Francke for the teachers and pupils at the schools of the Francke Foundations. The edifice built in the years 1726-1728 is regarded as Germany’s oldest surviving secular library building.
Have a look inside the municipal library (Stadtbibliothek) of Stuttgart. The library situated at the Mailänder Platz was planned by the Korean architect Eun Young Yi. I especially love the patterns of all these books inside the library.