Boston College

Often cited as the nation's most beautiful library, Bapst Library at Boston College opened its doors in 1924. It has also been called the "finest example of collegiate Gothic architecture in America." All of this is nice, but what makes it really cool? Bapst is one of the only libraries in America where you could genuinely get away with pretending to be Harry Potter.

Notable Users: The Amazing Ed McMahon… and politician John Kerry.