This Building is a LIBRARY
In case there were any doubts.
Stark, institutional, and maybe we would say ugly, but functional. You can, in fact, find, read, and check out books here.
It is certainly easier to identify from the road than some other buildings, and there is something to be said for that.
This photo is shared under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 license, because much like the building, this web site exists to freely share information, knowledge, and culture, while at the same time not necessarily pursuing aesthetics as its highest priority.